Support » Theme: Spirit » Background Images

  • Resolved jarman22



    I currently have the “Spirit” theme loaded and I like the layout, however I wish to replace the images as it’s not Christmas :O/

    I know where the images are stored on my hosting site but I’m unable to locate the actual code for the pages.

    I am planning to replace the current site with

    Please may I have some assistance on where I can change them? Thank you very much.

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  • Theme Author Caroline Moore


    There are multiple background images applied to multiple DIVs, which makes this a bit tricky to do. You’d want to create a child theme, then look in style.css for the #page, #snowflakes-1, #snowflakes-2, .site-info:before, #colophon:before, and #colophon:after selectors.

    Copy them to your child theme’s style.css and update the background-image and/or background-color calls to point to your own background-images/colors, or set them to none to remove the image.

    In the future, you can use a plugin like Firebug or Chrome Developer Tools to find these selectors by right-clicking on your site and Inspecting it.

    Good luck!


    I now have this showing from “Manage Themes”

    Broken Themes

    The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.
    Name Description
    Spirit-Child Template is missing.

    Any ideas to what I might have done wrong?

    Kind regards

    Theme Author Caroline Moore


    Ensure you’ve completely followed the instructions in the child themes link above.

    The child theme should be installed and activated like any other theme, in the /wp-content/themes/ folder (not within the parent theme’s folder, for example). Double check the template information in your child theme’s style.css header, too.


    I now have the child folder so it looks like this:-


    with the style.css inside it. I then changed the following at the top of the style file:-

    Theme Name: Nash-GB
    Theme URI:
    Author: Paul Jarman
    Author URI:
    Description: Car Interest theme.
    Template: spirit-child
    Version: 1.0
    License: GNU General Public License
    License URI: license.txt
    Tags: post-formats, flexible-header, custom-menu, seasonal, full-width-template, sticky-post, white, blue, holiday, one-column, two-columns, right-sidebar, fixed-width, rtl-language-support, translation-ready

    and it still says the theme is broken :O(

    The template line needs to reference the parent theme – so try changing this:

    Template: spirit-child


    Template: spirit

    Many thanks! I feel stupid!

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