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Choose from our many, eye-catching background options or upload your own!

 

To set your site's background: From the left side of the Editor, click the Design icon > click Background > select a background from the options provided or click Upload & Customize Background.

If you have chosen to upload your own background: From Customize Background, click Add Image > select an image from your media library or click Upload Images > click Change Background.

 

From this window, you will also be able to set your Image Scaling, whether or not the background should scroll with the site and the background color.

 
For more information about backgrounds, please click here.

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  • fridtjoff

    Replied by fridtjoff Yesterday

    Is there any way to prevent scrolling after uploading an image as a background? I want to have a fullscreen background, but the problem is that when I view the website on my 13" laptop there is a vertical scrollbar, that doesn't even fill out the whole page when I scroll it. It looks nice on my 20" screen..

    • fridtjoff

      Replied by fridtjoff Yesterday

      hmm, figured it out!  I removed "scroll background with site" and it worked.. 

    • Barrios Wix Team

      Replied by Barrios Yesterday

      Yay! great news :)

      We are here should you require further assistance.

       

      Enjoy your Wix.

      Many thanks, Barrios
  • christophebahamed

    Replied by christophebahamed 2 days ago

    Background

    Hi Support,

    I would like to fill in the outside margins on the page with the green-ish color background but the background does not extend outside the viewable area. I did set the header and footer through the format selection but the page does not let me go beyond the margins as marked in the attachment, I drew two circles to show the areas that I am referring to. Can you help me or point me to how to fill in the entire page with the background? 

    Thank you,

    Christophe

     

    • Dima Wix Team

      Replied by Dima 2 days ago

      Hi Christophe,

      I merged your message to the general thread concerning this issue. Please take a look at the best reply above.

      Dima -Wix support team-
  • louisechill

    Replied by louisechill 3 days ago

    Hi there

    When I add a photograph background of anything like the recommended size, because it is so much wider than it is long, it produces a long blank section with no background at the bottom of the page.  What's the solution to this?  Even when I remove text to make each page shorter, the long blank section (which is about a third of the total length of the page) is still there, as though the page is just too long for a background of the recommended size.  any ideas? thanks

    • leel Wix Team

      Replied by leel 3 days ago

      Hi,

      I can see your footer is very low, if you pull your footer up you will be able to get rid of the long white section.

       

      In order to drag your footer up, select your footer using Ctrl +M , use this shortcut to select different elements until your reach the footer and then pull the footer up using the drag tool.

      I can see you have several elements on your page between the page and the footer, you will need to remove these elements before you can drag the footer. Select the elements with Ctrl +M and then click delete on your keyboard to remove them.

       

      Please contact us should you require further assistance. 

  • louisechill

    Replied by louisechill 3 days ago

    Hi there

    When I add a photograph background of anything like the recommended size, because it is so much wider than it is long, it produces a long blank section with no background at the bottom of the page.  What's the solution to this?  Even when I remove text to make each page shorter, the long blank section (which is about a third of the total length of the page) is still there, as though the page is just too long for a background of the recommended size.  any ideas? thanks

     

    • leel Wix Team

      Replied by leel 3 days ago

      I noticed that you have posted multiple questions on the forum.

       
      In order to receive a more accurate response and to avoid any confusion with overlapping material, please post your question only once.
       
      This will also speed up our response time to you since you will not have to repeat your issue multiple times and explain it to multiple representatives.
       
      Please refer to our response in the post you posted above.
  • oushaoguang

    Replied by oushaoguang July 16, 2014

    How can my picture fill the whole screen?

    How can my picture fill the whole screen without any border on the lef/right side? Thanks for your help.

    • Hércules Wix Team

      Replied by Hércules July 16, 2014

      Hi oushaoguang,

      Thanks for contacting us.

       

      I have merged your question onto this thread.

      Please read the above Best Reply.

       

      If you need more assistance, please let us know.

      Hércules
  • wsheridan5

    Replied by wsheridan5 July 14, 2014

    I am trying to upload an image to my site and keep getting the error, "Storage Service Could Not Be Reached." I read the forum which says to remove the "&" from any file name, but my file name does not contain an "&". Where can I e-mail the image to so your team can review?

    Please advise on the issue. 

    • Stav Wix Team

      Replied by Stav July 14, 2014

      Hi,

       

      I was able to upload images to your site without encountering any difficulties on my end.

       

       

      While browsing the web, your computer and browser stores various information. This build up of information can sometimes cause conflict.

       

      Please clear your browser's cache and try again. You can find step by step instructions here.

       

      Should this issue reoccur, please provide us with the following:

      1. Check if it happens in a different browser and let us know.

      2. Check if it happens in a different computer and let us know.

      3. Provide us with a screenshot of the issue. For instructions on how to take a screenshot, please use this link.

       

      If you prefer discussing this privately, please email us to support@wix.com

      Should you have any further questions, please let us know! Thanks, Customer Solutions
  • chongsm2867

    Replied by chongsm2867 July 10, 2014

    Change Background

    I am trying to change the background of my site but to no avail. I found out several free background that cannot be chosen (go to Patterns and pick a few to test it out). Under the Patterns option, I try to select image name: pets, but nothing come out. My website is pets related so I want to use this image for my background.

    Please help.

    Thanks!

    • Sheila Wix Team

      Replied by Sheila July 10, 2014

      Hi chongsm2867, 

       

      You can the instruction in the best reply of this thread to learn how to add/change the background. 

      Please let us know should you have any further questions.  

      Sheila - Wix Support
    • chongsm2867

      Replied by chongsm2867 July 11, 2014

      Friend, I told you I couldn't upload CERTAIN images from the free list as my background. Please do not ask me to read the instruction on how to upload a background because I know the steps. I suspect there is BROKEN link in your images and I am asking the support to see what is the problem. The image I want to upload is Patterns/Pets. Please read my question carefully and simulate on your end.

      Thanks!

    • chongsm2867

      Replied by chongsm2867 July 11, 2014

      I managed to load the image for the background. The image is white color so I add a darker color to improve the contrast. Thanks and apologize for the inconvenience caused.

    • Shai Wix Team

      Replied by Shai July 12, 2014

      Hello,

       

      If I understand correctly, your issue has been solved. Please inform us if you are in need of assistance with this or anything else.

      Shai - Wix Support
  • ashtonwol8

    Replied by ashtonwol8 July 7, 2014

    This is not a reply because I cannot find a better place to put it.  I want to have the first main page background of our site to be different that the rest of my web site. How can I do that?

    • Anat Wix Team

      Replied by Anat July 7, 2014

      Hi ashtonwol8,

       

      Thank you for contacting Wix support.

       

      You can have a different skin and background color for each of the pages on your Wix site.

      To change a page skin or background color: From the left side of the Editor, click the Pages icon > click the Settings wheel for the relevant page > click Change Page Style > click Personalize this Page > select a skin or change the background color > click OK.

       

      Note: It is not possible to change the "Site" background for each page. The site background will be the same for all pages. You can vote for this feature here.

       

      For more information about backgrounds click here.

       

      Please let us know should you require further assistance .

       

      Anat - Wix Team
  • sarosal

    Replied by sarosal June 21, 2014

    Hi there, 

    I'm trying to use a very large background image, with "normal" image scaling, in the hope that only a small part of the image will appear on most monitors.  (I'm using the large image instead of a cropped version, because I want to make sure the background covers the screen even on very large monitors.)  

    My problem:  The background image appears re-sized to be must smaller than it actually is, even in "normal" mode.  The image I'm using has dimensions 5902x3394, and if it were appearing full size it would be 6+ times the size of my monitor.  

    I've uploaded the image to the Wix editor for my site, maybe you can see it?  The image is called "big space tentacles.png", any help would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance!  

    • Dean Wix Team

      Replied by Dean June 21, 2014

      Hey,

       

      We recommend uploading images at the exact size you'd like them to display, if you'll scale the background image and set it to full screen it will not be effected by larger monitors.

       

      Let us know if you need additional help.

      All the best, Dean - Wix Team
    • sarosal

      Replied by sarosal June 25, 2014

      Yes, I've done that, 5902x3394 is the size I'd like the image to display, so I'm not sure why it isn't appearing at that size.  I want to use the "normal" mode rather than "full screen", because I want the background size to be constant regardless of the size of the window.  Any thoughts as to how I can make the image appear at the correct size?  

    • Nitzan Wix Team

      Replied by Nitzan June 25, 2014

      Hi,

       

      I noticed you set the image "space tentacles.png" not "big space tentacles.png" to which you referred in your original message.

       

      For the image to display as you want, I recommend that you set following in the Customize Background menu:

       

      - Under Image Scaling, select the Full Screen option.

      - Under Position, select the middle square.

      - Check the Scroll image with site check-box.

       

      Please let us know if this resolved the issue or if you require any further assistance.

       

      Have a great day! Nitzan - Wix Support Team
    • sarosal

      Replied by sarosal June 25, 2014

      Okay, I'm changing it back to "big space tentacles.png" so you can see the problem.  The settings you suggested do make the image appear at the correct size, but I don't want the background image to scroll with the site.  Is there a way to make the image appear at its full size, without making it scroll with the site?  

      I'm going to save it with the following settings, so you can take a look:  

      Image Scaling -- Normal

      Position -- Top middle square

      Do not scroll image with site.  

      Thanks for your help!  

    • Or Y Wix Team

      Replied by Or Y June 26, 2014

      Selecting the Full Screen mode will prevent the background image from scrolling with the site, though please note that having reviewed your site, the image does not scroll down with the site with the current configuration.

       

      Please let us know in case you need further help.

      All the best, Or
    • sarosal

      Replied by sarosal June 26, 2014

      Yes, with the current configuration the image does not scroll with the site, but it's also the wrong size.  How can I make it appear at the correct size, without making it scroll with the site?  

    • Leah Wix Team

      Replied by Leah June 27, 2014

      Hello,

       

      The recommended image size and resolution for an image to fit the background exactly is 1250x800 pixels in a 72 dpi resolution.
       

      If the image does not appear sharp enough, you may upload a higher resolution image in the same proportions. (e.g.: 2000x1280 pixels).

       

      To learn more about improving image quality, please click  here.

       

      I  hope this helps! Please let us know if we can assist you further.

      Sincerely, Leah Wix Team
    • sarosal

      Replied by sarosal June 27, 2014

      So... is it just impossible to get the image to do what I want?  To clarify, I want my background image to:  

      -Appear at its full size (e.g. 5902x3394, much larger than a standard monitor), and

      -Not scroll with the site.  

      Is there a way to make this happen, or not?  If it's not possible just let me know, and I'll figure something else out.  

    • Leah Wix Team

      Replied by Leah June 28, 2014

      Hello,

       

      At that size, the quality will be compromised I'm afraid, and the site is most likely to scroll. 

       

      Please let us know if you need further assistance. 

      Sincerely, Leah Wix Team
    • sarosal

      Replied by sarosal June 30, 2014

      Okay, thank you.  

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti June 30, 2014

      No problem!

      Please let us know should you need additional help.

      Best, Ritti
  • Fanny Wix Team

    Replied by Fanny June 19, 2014

    Hi Samantha,

     

    I'm adding your question to this topic. Please see the best answer :)

     

    Cheers!

    Pensez à vous abonner à notre chaîne Youtube pour visionner tous nos tutoriels : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy7ONifkKb8_cWLWgjub7Mg Fanny - Équipe Wix

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