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  • I just updated WordPress to 3.3 and for some reason my background image is completely gone and it’s just all white.

    I have disabled all plugins to see if there was an issue, and even re upping the image, but the background just remains a very stark whitel


    Hopefully someone has a fix on this one since I’ve tried everything I can think of.



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  • esmi


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    Have you tried:

    – switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    it’s the theme. that sucks since it worked great with 3.2.1. Is there a way to revert back to that version of wordpress (3.2.1) in the interim?

    Thanks so much for your quick response and help!




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    Not without a pre-upgrade database backup. And we don’t recommend rolling back to an older version. Your best option is to look for another theme.

    Gooma2, which theme are you using?

    Edit: To answer myself, based on the HTML you have Yamidoo PRO and the background image you want to use is

    I’d recommend making sure the theme author’s support is informed of the incompatibility with WP 3.3. They say they will update it as soon as possible:

    “10. How often are your themes updated?

    Each time a new version of WordPress is released, we check our themes for compatibility with the new version, and we update them if this is required. Also we update our themes any time we discover a bug or a new feature has been added to the theme.
    All updates and new versions are free of charge for existing customers. ”

    thanks Daedalon,

    I had actually attempted to revert back to 3.2.1, but that didn’t quite work out. I’m noticing on several themes, this 3.3 is causing an issue with background images so a lot of theme workers will be having to do some updates to catch up.

    mine is gone too. im using a theme that is completely customized and can’t change it because it’s my shopperpress/store

    I am having the same problem, and I am not changing my theme back…not so impressed at this point….

    Same problem here – after upgrading to 3.3 my background image does not show up

    Theme: PersonalPress – Style: Green

    fixed it myself via css – nonetheless this seems a bug to me

    I know what you mean blitz. When someone just says ‘Oh change your theme’, many times they don’t realize that some of us have pretty big sites that have been customized to a tee so change doesn’t always come so easy.

    I’ve even tried adding background image through css file, but still a stark white background with nothing changing. At least with more and more people announcing this issue, maybe rather than saying ‘just change your theme’, they’ll look into this finally.

    I have the same problem…this is a nightmare for me…just to say “change your theme” is so…. it would help to know what element is causing this.

    Here is a quick fix. Should work for all themes.
    Edit your header.php and add <?php body_class(); ?> inside your body declaration tag. For example, if you currently have this: <body> you should change it to: <body <?php body_class(); ?>>

    wow, thanks Beysim,

    amazing how simple a fix that was. thank you again and I’m sure many will be thanking you for saving their themes!!!!

    Thanks!!! It worked! You Rock!

    beysim…how can i hire you for other questions

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