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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#25988 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

3.7.1 disables stretching background images to full width

Reported by: suzannel's profile SuzanneL Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.7.1
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


I find after updating to 3.7.1, that stretching background images to full width, as I have done on at least two of my sites, has been disabled, no matter whether I do it with a plugin or with HTML/CSS. The background images now just display at their original size, which does not fill the page. The plugin I had been using to do the stretch has now failed with the update to 3.7.1, so I tried two other plugins designed to do it, and they now fail too. Those three plugins are described here - In some cases, the plugin is disabled from even allowing the upload of a background image. One of the authors has thrown up his hands and announced he is abandoning the effort.

I tried turning to coding to stretch my backgrounds, following instructions at but those results are even worse, now doing very strange broken things to my backgrounds.

It would be very nice if WordPress just inherently offered to stretch the background to full width, and not just Tile / No Tile - Left, Center, Right. But I would be happy if WordPress just simply re-enabled our work-arounds.

You can see my efforts on my sites here: & here:

Thank you for your consideration.

Change History (3)

#1 @SuzanneL
11 years ago

Sheesh, no sooner had I posted this, than I was able to make one of the plugins work -- wp-supersized

However, the bug report might still be valid, since this plugin required me to upload using a separate FTP client, or designate other external image source, and did not ask me to use WordPress to upload the image(s).

#2 @SuzanneL
11 years ago

Correction - second site I'm working on is

Last edited 11 years ago by SuzanneL (previous) (diff)

#3 @helen
11 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is probably best first investigated on the support forums. If it turns out to be a core bug, as opposed to one in a plugin, please come back and reopen this ticket.

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