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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#17241 closed feature request (wontfix)

Themes: Allow a custom background per page or post

Reported by: lancewillett Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Themes Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:



Add a new metabox in the editor to choose an image and/or color for the background of the current post or page.

The form could share (or reuse) code from Appearance > Background like the color picker and uploader.


CSS would be added to via wp_head to add the background to the page. If per-page or per-post settings exist they'd trump global background settings.

Reusing Images

It might be useful to display all background images you've ever uploaded so you can reuse one instead of uploading it again. In that case you'd choose an existing image previously uploaded. See #15100 for the same general idea for custom header images.

Change History (4)

#1 @nacin
4 years ago

If/when we implement multiple post thumbnails per post, this would be a fine (and logical) extension of that feature. Sounds like a good plugin, personally.

#2 @ocean90
4 years ago

+1 for a plugin or just add classes to your theme CSS and the power of post_class().

#3 @azaozz
4 years ago

  • Keywords close added

Agree with @nacin and @ocean90, sounds like a nice plugin.

#4 @ocean90
4 years ago

  • Keywords needs-ui needs-patch close removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
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