Change Customizr Background to Texture or Image 13


Last Reviewed: 28-Mar-14

Changing the Background to a different color, texture, pattern or image can be made to various elements: Site, Header, Navbar, Body, Footer.

A useful plugin for generating patterns is:

http://wordpress.org/plugins/subtle-background-patterns

Where to copy/paste this code?
The simplest way is to use the Custom CSS section of the customizer option screen. If you have many customizations to make in CSS and PHP, then we strongly recommend you create a child theme. Everything you need to know about creating a child theme with Customizr here.

 

Background Color/Texture

Body Color:

 

Body Texture:

 

Header Background

Credit: @AndrewNevins/@dglick

 

Add a Gradient Background
- Change red/blue to required colors

 

Navbar Background

 

Background Image

Header Background Image

 

Body Background Image:

 

Footer Background Image:

 

Where to copy/paste this code?
The simplest way is to use the Custom CSS section of the customizer option screen. If you have many customizations to make in CSS and PHP, then we strongly recommend you create a child theme. Everything you need to know about creating a child theme with Customizr here.


About Dave Bardell

My name is Dave Bardell (@rdellconsulting) and have been supporting the Forum since discovering this wonderful Theme. Have learnt a lot from other Supporters (@acub, @tomaja, @ElectricFeet, in particular). Have a library of snippets I've built up which in adding here, I'll try to acknowledge the original contributor but apologies to any I miss or wrongly attribute. daveb@rdellconsulting.com


13 thoughts on “Change Customizr Background to Texture or Image

  • Reply
    Duncan Stewart

    Hi there, love this theme. I’m having an issue with adding transparency to the nav bar – it seems to work well in all major browsers but not IE8 – I think perhaps the gradient code in the primary theme is overwhelming the child theme code…

    I have the following child theme css – have tried using semi transparent images rather than RGB opacity (as you’ll see) but still no joy.

    Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  • Reply
    Jack Thompson

    Sorry, I must be stupid or something…none of these are working for me when I use the Edit CSS thingy…any help is very appreciated :)

    • Reply
      Dave Bardell Post author

      You can’t be as stupid as me :)

      Anyway, I’d suggest the Forum would be a better place to get a solution for this, with a much wider audience to help fix problems. And please include a link to your Site.

  • Reply
    B Wooster

    To answer the question left unanswered above – making the featured pages icons work better with background colors and texture, see this post:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/change-background-of-featured-pages-area

    The correct code for a solid color requires using round-div CSS definition for color too:

    If image is used as a background, the hover transition no longer works, but still useful when a texture is desired:

  • Reply
    Azeem Haq

    Just wondering if anyone could help me with the following:

    I need one custom background (it will be a logo) that will not scroll and only the text above it from header – footer will float. How can I do that in custom CSS editor?

    Thanks and much appreciated.

    Reg.
    AZEEM

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