NOTE: Not all WordPress themes come with the the changing Background Image option. Only those themes which have "Background Image" option e.g. Twenty Sixteen is able to apply the tutorial below.

Just like the custom header image, custom background image is also a WordPress theme feature. Many WordPress themes come with support for custom background images. Here's how you can do it:

Login to WordPress Dashboard. Click on Appearance » Customize to launch the theme customizer.



If you can see the Background Image option, then your theme has support for custom backgrounds as shown below:



Simply upload an image from your computer or choose one from the media library. Once you have chosen the image you will be able to see the preview and other background image options.

You can tile the image, make it a fixed background, or allow it to be scrolled.


Save your changes and preview your website.
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