How to add or change background image in WordPress

WordPress includes a feature that allows you to use an image as your site's full background. Adding a background to your website will improve its visual appeal and make it more appealing to visitors. This article will walk you through adding and configuring a background image in WordPress.

Adding and configuring a background image in WordPress

To add a background image in WordPress, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to WordPress as the administrator.
  2. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Appearance, and then click Background:

  3. On the WordPress Live Editor, in the left sidebar, click Select Image to add a new background in the Background Image option:

  4. Upload a new image or select an existing one from the library:

  5. Click Choose Image, after uploading the background image:

  6. The Live Editor will display a preview of the site with the new background image:

    Note: Changes has not been applied on the site yet
  7. The sidebar has more options to customize the appearance of the background image. Change the options to fit the site requirement:

  8. Click  Publish to apply the changes to the site:

  9. The new background image is embedded to the site:

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