8.9 – Theme Background Controls Missing

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8.9 – Theme Background Controls Missing

January 16, 2016
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  • Mike
    Mike
    Titan 775 points

    @Mark F FYI

    There are no controls for adjusting the background image
    The background colour selector does not save

    going to add this to stylesheet for now

    Thanks for keeping the old home page designer – the new one is a bit overwhelming to learn over night!

    January 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm
  • Sven
    Sven
    Newbie 29 points

    This is a must, I spent several hours searching for a way to change the background image / color in the backend. Thank you for sharing this Mike, I also had to modify the stylesheet…

    January 18, 2016 at 10:26 pm
  • Anthony
    Anthony
    Senior Member 304 points

    We too are looking for this solution. Can you share?

    January 18, 2016 at 10:58 pm
  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru 12,525 points

    click on customizer and set the background options there as normal in WP.

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    January 19, 2016 at 8:24 am
  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru 12,525 points

    this is also covered in the video tutorials here;

    January 19, 2016 at 8:24 am
  • Sven
    Sven
    Newbie 29 points

    Hello Mark, the problem is those controls are not working (at least in 8.9). I tried on 2 different sites (Real Estate and Car Dealer themes) and changes made there didn’t work.

    January 21, 2016 at 5:01 am
  • Anthony
    Anthony
    Senior Member 304 points

    Nope does nothing. Removing the background and header both changes nothing. Also posted this in MJ theme forum. Like to fix this soon :-)

    January 21, 2016 at 5:59 am
  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru 12,525 points

    the issue will be that the theme your using has a background image already set and so your changes are being set behind the existing background and therefore not visible.

    whats your site link?

    January 21, 2016 at 6:38 am
  • Brian
    Brian
    Newbie 86 points

    If using on localhost I agree the customizer doesn’t work / update.

    January 22, 2016 at 4:37 am
  • Mike
    Mike
    Titan 775 points

    @Mark F

    If I now upgrade from 8.8 to 8.9 – will this update change the site background at all? or any other customisations – I always use variations on Lifty Child Theme.

    The principle problem is that – It takes ages to resolve the required CSS alterations to ensure the background is as it should be – since in 8.8 it was a very simple edit in the Theme Editor – which simply over – rode the stylesheet [& what was contained therein].

    In 8.9 the stylesheet clashes with the NEW Theme Editor and gives the stylesheet priority.

    So it is fast becoming highly confusing between the classes in the stylesheet and the [now] vast array of Theme Editing Tools….and essentially whats been done in which.

    The massive list of styles does not help & its taken ages to identify some key Styles….

    I guess the Theme Editing tools are intended to add simplification. Thanks for 8.9 BTW

    January 24, 2016 at 6:43 pm

  • Julian
    Newbie 90 points

    how do we change this then?..get rid of pic over top so we can change background colors?..dating theme S1

    October 19, 2017 at 11:16 pm
  • Josh
    Josh
    Super Guru 13,887 points

    Hello Julian,
    Please provide a screenshot of the section you are referring to,or site link

    October 20, 2017 at 4:11 pm

  • Julian
    Newbie 90 points

    I hope screen shot comes through..I used a docx…

    what we or I need to accomplish is…I use the S1 dating child theme..you cant really control the background wrapper color I guess it would be..its all white in background…I need it a different color…I have shut off all buttons..tried numerous numerous combinations of settings…code..etc..so without deleting the .jpg from server it all stays there…but besides that..I can live with front page look…My MAIN concern is … if you look at the screen shot..if it comes through..its the account page pre built with theme..underneath (the background) is all white..I want to change this color..I presume its the wrapper?…Ive tried code ..the inspector and nothing will change the background..I would prefer not to go on file server and screw with any files..Thanks in Advance

    EDIT: Screen shot doesn’t go through..but I hope you get the Gist

    October 21, 2017 at 10:17 pm

  • Julian
    Newbie 90 points

    Cheers ..Just an update..I manged to get the background by this code added in customization area..additional CSS…it works but should the code be somewhere else..this is the code I used..

    #core_padding {
    background: #000000;
    }

    Gives me all black…now I just have to figure how to change the other boxes on the page..with their own color…accounts options box.. quick links box..etc..Then I think I’m all good..

    October 21, 2017 at 10:51 pm
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