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  • #31669

    PrintsCharming
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    I’m using the Pretty Young Thing Theme and really want to add a full page background image. Would anyone be able to help me with this? I’m so close, but just not getting it.

    #31707

    braddalton
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    #32430

    PrintsCharming
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    Thank you so much for responding. Unfortunately, neither of these are working.

    #32435

    braddalton
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    #32437

    PrintsCharming
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    can I ask you if you used the editor in plugins to manipulate the image or the application within the dashboard. Cause I can’t seem to figure this out! HOURS of time wasted!!!

    #32448

    Robert Palmer
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    Hey!

    This plugin should work for you. If you get a error stating your version of php is too low, then I can give the fix my host gave me. Its easy… Ihad php 5.2 and needed 5.3 or higher.

    Plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/background-manager/

    Robert

     

    #32449

    PrintsCharming
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    PLEASE!!! Yes, help!!! If you could tell me how to fix this, I would be very appreciative. For now I”m just ignoring it cause I need to get rolling. Please have a look and let me know if you can help me out!

    http://creationsbymonique.net/

    #32454

    PrintsCharming
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    Yes my php needs to be 5.3 or higher. Have NO idea how to fix that.

    #32472

    Robert Palmer
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    Hey,

    You can add the following line of code to your .htaccess: AddType application/x-httpd-php53 .php

    You should find that file in the /pubic_html directory

    Add the code below this code-

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>

    AddType application/x-httpd-php53 .php

    If your not sure how to do this I can help you further, but PM me!

    Robert

    #32475

    miltonolave
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    I think if you go to Genesis Custom Code and put there.
    background: url (url of image);
    If you put the image in the directory through your server, serious (images / image name with extension), would be something like, (images / imagename.jpg).

    if you want to repeat the image vertically serious: (images / image.jpg name) repeat-y;

    #32480

    Robert Palmer
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    The backgound manager allows to upload sets of images, pick what pages/posts/categories, etc. Choose placement, use as normal size or full screen, tile, fix or scroll, choose background color, etc. Its pretty cool.

    I’m playing with it now!

    Robert

    P.S. Did I mention you can make it clickable? If you upload a set of images it will rotate through them.

    #32507

    PrintsCharming
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    Robert the Background Manager sounds fantastic. I can’t even figure out how to private message you, let along update my php. So I’m going to search now to update my php because I can’t quite figure out from the instructions you’ve posted. BUT I thank you so much for the help. I’m a designer and can figure out code, but this is a bit far beyond my range.

    #32528

    Robert Palmer
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    Hey, ya after I said that I realized you cannot PM on this board! Grrrr

    I can give you instructions here. I use my FTP client (mine is CuteFTP 8.0 Pro to do most of my

    modifications, but if yours won’t allow file editing then you can use your cpanel file manager.

    1.Login to your cpanel

    2. Find the icon File Manager, then click on it.

    NOTE: Before entering your file manager, cPanel pops up a message asking you where you would like to go within  your file structure. At the bottom of the radio buttons, you will see a checkbox asking you if you’d like to view hidden files. Check that box before entering your file manager and you will see the .htaccess file.

    3.When you see the pop-up box, check the hidden file box at the bottom, and make sure above that is checked WebRoot (public_html/www) then click go

    4. You should see all the files on the right hand side.

    5. Highlight the file .htaccess by clicking on it once. Now lets save that file to your computer in case you do something wrong. While its still highlighted at the top you will see a DOWNLOAD icon, so click on that and save it somewhere you’ll remember.

    6. After you saved the file, then at the top of the window click EDIT.

    7. Now in that file you should see this or something similar-

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>

    Add this line under the rewrite line and before ADDsomething or other:  AddType application/x-httpd-php53 .php

    8. It should look something like this-

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    AddType application/x-httpd-php53 .php
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /

    Theres more in the file but you get the idea. So go ahead and click on SAVE CHANGES at the top right.

    Your done!

    Go and refresh your sites admin panel, and go back to plugins and click on activate or re-install it if its not there!

    Robert

    #32532

    PrintsCharming
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    Ta-DA!!!! IT’s working!!!! Had to play techie and adjust the code some more cause it wasn’t registering as php 5.3 But it’s done!! Now your my hero of the day!!

    What size would you upload your background image as? They way mine is set, I’m not seeing the bottom, I’m kind of afraid to  adjust but if you have a size you would normall use, I’ll try it. Since your a genius!

    #32541

    Robert Palmer
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    Hey, well background size can vary as there are so many screen sizes.

    You have it set to FullScreen. Your image size is 400 x 255 right?

    Do you have CENTERED enabled?

    I checked it on my droid Razor and I can see the wood floor on it. Looks cool…

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