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  • Resolved outger


    Hello Background Manager Crew,

    The Background Manager plugin is not showing up in my theme, I hope you can help me out. These are the steps I took.

    1. I downloaded your plugin in my own theme.
    2. Activated the plugin.
    3. I added 8 pictures in an image-set and saved it.
    4. In Settings page I activated the Background Image Set and set the background layout size to fullscreen. I also added a yellow background color.
    5. At this point I thought the plugin would work. Nothing in the background changed.

    As I said at the start I work from a selfcreated theme. I have no trouble with other plugins. The website is running on a localhost (XAMPP).

    I did the Debug, here is the output:

    Generated On:

    Sat, 26 May 2012 11:51:36 GMT

    Background Manager Version:


    PHP Version:


    Memory Usage:

    22.28 MB Peak, 22.19 MB Current, 256 MB Max

    Available PHP Extensions:

    Core, bcmath, calendar, com_dotnet, ctype, date, ereg, filter, ftp, hash, iconv, json, mcrypt, SPL, odbc, pcre, Reflection, session, standard, mysqlnd, tokenizer, zip, zlib, libxml, dom, PDO, bz2, SimpleXML, wddx, xml, xmlreader, xmlwriter, apache2handler, Phar, mbstring, exif, gd, gettext, imap, mysql, mysqli, pdo_mysql, PDO_ODBC, pdo_sqlite, soap, sockets, SQLite, sqlite3, xmlrpc, ming, mhash

    Pf4wp Version:


    Pf4wp APC Enabled:


    WordPress Version:


    WordPress Debug Mode:


    Active WordPress Theme:

    Outger Les IV2

    Active WordPress Plugins:

    ‘Background Manager’ by Mike Green (Myatu)


    Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0)


    Apache/2.2.17 (Win32) mod_ssl/2.2.17 OpenSSL/0.9.8o PHP/5.3.4 mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.10.1

    Server OS:

    Windows NT OUTGER-PC 6.1 build 7600 (Unknow Windows version Home Premium Edition) i586

    Database Version:


    Hope you can help me out!

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  • Plugin Author myatu



    Sorry to hear that! In the theme, do you have wp_footer(); in your footer.php (or similar) file? Background Manager needs that function present in the footer.

    Tnx for your reply Myatu. I figured out the solution.

    1. I placed add_custom_background(); in the functions.php. (Background Mananger worked but didn’t show fullscreen mode)

    2. I placed this code before the </head> in header.php

    if ( is_singular() && get_option( ‘thread_comments’ ) )
    wp_enqueue_script( ‘comment-reply’ );


    3. In the file footer.php before the </body> I placed this code.



    Background Manager is fully operational. 🙂

    Plugin Author myatu


    Brilliant! Glad you got it working!

    Then I will have a look into why this was required, so it won’t happen again 😉




    Having this same problem with my theme.
    I had wp_footer(); in my footer.php

    Adding add_custom_background(); in the functions.php didn’t change anything

    I tried adding `<?php

    if ( is_singular() && get_option( ‘thread_comments’ ) )
    wp_enqueue_script( ‘comment-reply’ );


    3. In the file footer.php before the </body> I placed this code.


    ?>`in the header.php but it broke my site (didn’t load at all)

    I’m running the Templgate Theme located here:



    I got that code added to my header.php (it was a conflict with one of my plugins).

    Still didn’t fix the problem I was having though.

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