How to Customize Backgrounds in Twenty Ten WordPress Themes

The WordPress Twenty Ten theme has a built-in custom background feature that allows you to change the background to a different color or use an image for it.

1

Choose Appearance→Background.

The Custom Background page loads in the Dashboard. By default, the background color is set to white.

2

To change the background color, type the hexadecimal color code in the Color text box and then click the Save Changes button.

If you don’t know what hex code you want to use, click the Select a Color link and then click a color within the provided color wheel.

3

To use an image file for the background, upload an image from your computer by clicking the Browse button in the Upload Image section and then selecting a file from your computer.

Click the Upload button, and the Custom Background page refreshes and gives you several display options.

4

Change the Position display options for your new background image.

From the Position drop-down list, select Left, Center, or Right to set the screen position of the background image on your web site.

5

Change the Repeat display options.

From the Repeat drop-down list, choose No Repeat, Tile, Tile Horizontally, or Tile Vertically to set the image on your Web site.

6

Change the Attachment display options.

From the Attachment drop-down list, select Scroll to set the background image to scroll down the page, or select Fixed to set the background image in a static position so that it doesn’t scroll down the page.

7

Click the Save Changes button.

Be sure to click the Save Changes button before navigating away from the Custom Background page; otherwise, your new settings aren’t saved.

   
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