Post and Page Background Areas


This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"ProPhoto" > "Customize" > "Content" > "Background"

Your main content background area and your post/page background areas are similar and intertwined somewhat, so we will cover all of those option areas here.  Both of these areas deal with the main content area of your blog, which can be summarized as everything below your header area and above your footer area.  (If you are wanting to change your site’s overall background, or any other background area in ProPhoto, you’ll want to check out our background overview for more information on that.)  

For example, on the Sunny California design, here is where the "content area" begins...

For example, on the default “Sunny California” design, here is where the “content area” begins…

When setting your content area background, or post/page background, you may select no background color (for a transparent area) or a solid color as a background.  Additionally, you may also optionally upload a graphic/image for the background area.

The content area background image can only be tiled to appear behind your entire content area, which you can see this in the “Sunny California” screenshot above.   Additionally, as you can see, main content background images will also apply to your fixed sidebar, if you have that option turned on, like in the Sunny California example.

Because of how this option works, it allows you to apply cool effects like a texture, or a transparent blog background. Below is an example of a small transparent .png image used as the main content background in the default “Aqua” design.

Notice the semi-opaque black background – the colorful site background shows through

(Be aware this example also uses a ProPhoto option to provide a separation or ‘gap’ between each Post content under “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Background”.)

As for the individual post background or individual page background image, those can be used to appear behind every individual post or page on your site. This image can be tiled or fixed in a certain position within each post. Below is a screenshot from the default “Grunge” theme that uses a grungy post background image at the top of each post, providing a cool, black spatter behind each post date.  The post and page background options will not affect the fixed sidebar.

Notice the background image has a perfectly-positioned black ‘spatter’ behind the date

Post/Page backgrounds can even be used in conjunction with the main content background for a layering effect. Consider using PNG image format with transparency enabled for advanced appearances.



This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"ProPhoto 4" > "Customize" > "Content" > "Background"

Your main content background area and your post/page background areas are similar and intertwined somewhat, so we will cover all of those option areas here.  Both of these areas deal with the main content area of your blog, which can be summarized as everything below your header area and above your footer area.  (If you are wanting to change your site’s overall background, or any other background area in ProPhoto, you’ll want to check out our background overview for more information on that.)  

For example, on the Sunny California design, here is where the "content area" begins...

For example, on the default “Sunny California” design, here is where the “content area” begins…

When setting your content area background, or post/page background, you may select no background color (for a transparent area) or a solid color as a background.  Additionally, you may also optionally upload a graphic/image for the background area.

The content area background image can only be tiled to appear behind your entire content area, which you can see this in the “Late August” screenshot above.   Additionally, as you can see, main content background images will also apply to your fixed sidebar, if you have that option turned on, like in the Late August example.

Because of how this option works, it allows you to apply cool effects like a texture, or a transparent blog background. Below is an example of a small transparent .png image used as the main content background in the default “Aqua” design.

Notice the semi-opaque black background – the colorful site background shows through

(Be aware this example also uses a ProPhoto option to provide a separation or ‘gap’ between each Post content under “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Background”.)

As for the individual post background or individual page background image, those can be used to appear behind every individual post or page on your site. This image can be tiled or fixed in a certain position within each post. Below is a screenshot from the default “Grunge” theme that uses a grungy post background image at the top of each post, providing a cool, black spatter behind each post date.  The post and page background options will not affect the fixed sidebar.

Notice the background image has a perfectly-positioned black ‘spatter’ behind the date

Post/Page backgrounds can even be used in conjunction with the main content background for a layering effect. Consider using PNG image format with transparency enabled for advanced appearances.



This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"Appearance" > "P3 Customize" > "Content" > "Background"

Your main content background area and your post/page background areas are similar and intertwined somewhat, so we will cover all of those option areas here. Both of these areas deal with the main content area of your blog, which can be summarized as everything below your header area and above your footer area. The main content background image can only be tiled to cover your entire content area and can be used to apply a texture, or a transparent blog background. Below is an example of a small transparent .png image used as the main content background in the default “Aqua” design. Main content background images also will apply to your fixed sidebar, if you have that option turned on.

If you want an image to appear somewhere within every post or page on your site, you can add that image in your post background area, or page background area. This image can be tiled, or fixed in a certain position within each post. Below is a screenshot from the default “Grunge” theme that uses a grungy post background image at the top of each post, providing a cool, black spatter behind each post date. The post and page background options will not affect the fixed sidebar.

Working with your background area:

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