custom background image for MAGAZINE theme?

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  • #64601

    worldviewpr
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    I like the background image shown in the demo of METRO PRO and would like some like that for halfwaytoconcord, currently in eleven40 but on its way to MAGAZINE by way of NEWS (lol)

    The Startup does not explain much except for slider and feature post widgets. What I want to know is how one can add a custom background image?

    Would this be a hook job?

    thanks

    http://halfwaytoconcord.com
    #64614

    braddalton
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    Simply use the built in Custom Background feature under Appearance > Background.


    #74790

    wildwebwest
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    I’m building a new site at http://schnellermanufacturing.com

    On the new Magazine Pro Theme, I would also like a custom background. I’m a designer and use Genesis themes exclusively BUT…. I don’t have the custom background feature under Appearance > Background.

    Everything is brand new installed so is there any advice?


    Wild Web West, LLC
    #IHeartGenesis

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    #74792

    wildwebwest
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    Worldviewpr… I visited your halfwaytoconcord.com site and see you still have a white background too. Are you showing a menu item at Appearance > Background in the newest HTML5 version of Magazine Pro?


    Wild Web West, LLC
    #IHeartGenesis

    #74801

    worldviewpr
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    Hi wildwebwest, happy to share my experience.

    To answer your question, no I do not see any reference to Background” settings in the admin of Mag Pro.

    That said.

    I assume you are talking not about background color in the site container but the background on rest of page. If so you may want to look at wp-backstretch

    http://reaktivstudios.com/store/wp-backstretch/

    It is a premium plugin by Andrew Norcross but does the job. I tried it and was able to add backgrounds easily.

    It just turns out like the clean white back ground of Mag Pro and felt adding a background—for my purposes—might add too much for the eye. That’s me. I am sure you can use it judiciously for your own clients.

    best to you and good luck.

    bgr

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    #74927

    braddalton
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    Try this @wildwebwest
    [php]
    //* Add support for custom background
    add_theme_support( ‘custom-background’ );
    [/php]


    #75241

    wildwebwest
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    @Worldviewpr thank you for your response. I do prefer to use theme support code that is native to Genesis. But thanks.

    @BradDalton THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I very much appreciate the snippet! That should do the trick and was not familiar with that particular snippet.

    Have a great weekend and upcoming holiday!

    Sincerely
    mary


    Wild Web West, LLC
    #IHeartGenesis

    #76767

    iPatrona
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    @braddalton
    where would i put that code to allow for a custom background

    #76794

    askmediy
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    You would add that to your functions.php of the theme you want to change. However I would think you will need to do some css coding.

    #76814

    iPatrona
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    @askmediy

    I put the code in, but won’t load the background image.
    the “background” option does now appear in the admin under appearance though.

    #76816

    iPatrona
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    @askmediy
    Also it doesn’t give me all the options under background that are found in the original “magazine ” theme

    #76817

    iPatrona
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    never mind fixed it.
    it won’t work if you upload the image from your hardrive. you have to upload it to library first then select it from there. then all other options appear after.
    ty

    #76819

    askmediy
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    I believe this theme wasn’t made for a background so you’ll have to do some css coding. Let me know how it looks

    #76820

    worldviewpr
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    I agree.

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    #77821

    meltdown
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    As this theme was not designed to have a background image, is it possible to change the opacity to create a background color to display the content?

    My site is here: strangewaysemporium.com/wp/

    Thank you :)

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