How To Create Full Screen Background Images In WordPress

WordPress Background Manager

As the internet changes into a more fluid experience, with websites being accessed from tablets, smartphones, laptops, kiosks and even cars, a trend has started to emerge. In an era wherein “Intentional Layout” is dying off, designers must find new ways to provide visual interest. Commonly, this search has led to the use of images. Because, hey, images are interesting by their very nature. In this post, I will show you how to replace your current WordPress background tool with the incredible WordPress Background Manager plugin.

This amazing plugin allows users to upload images to display on a website’s background. Moreover, it offers users the flexibility to configure per-page or post background image sets along with nifty patterns and grids to overlay!

Background Manager is a powerful replacement for the default WordPress background manager.

It allows you to create multiple image sets, from which an image is selected and displayed as the website background. The images can be uploaded from your local computer, selected from the images available in your Media Library, or import them from other plugins and third-party sources.

Need Proof?

The background image trend is solid and likely not going away anytime soon. Think about  it. What better way to show off your local store than by enveloping your website in beautiful background pictures of your shop and products?

To get going with the WordPress Background Manager Plugin, follow these few steps:

  • Download the Plugin from the WordPress Repo Here
  • Verify the Installation
  • Upload Your Image Sets
  • Publish The Backgrounds to Your Site!
  • And You are done! Easy right?

View The Screencast!

If you would prefer to see a full step by step guide on how to set the plugin up successfully, check out our video below.

Thanks for taking the time to read through our tutorial on how to quickly integrate great looking background images into your WordPress website. If you have questions, leave them in the comments below and I will try to answer as many as I can. Have fun!

About Brock Nunn

Brock Nunn is a web designer and developer specializing in building custom WordPress for over three years. Brock operates through his company Brock Nunn Web Design offering clients personal service with outstanding results. You can follow Brock on twitter @banunn.

One Comment

  • Ryan says:

    Hey Brock,
    Great tutorial, I was wondering how well these full page background sites scale with a responsive design.

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