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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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  • karnie

    Replied by karnie December 15, 2012

    How can I make my pages standard height (other way than manually placing the boxes accordingly)?

    Is there any solution yet to the white bar below the page problem?

  • Alon - WIX team Wix Team

    Replied by Alon - WIX team November 25, 2012

    the problems you've reported on are known bugs.

    A fix for these issues is part of our road map.

    Alon - Wix Team
  • ai3yah

    Replied by ai3yah November 23, 2012

    Hi, is there any way that the background is automatically set to fit every page? Also, on my laptop, the design looks fine in terms of the background fitting the screen and the box opacity and all is what i want it to be. However when viewed on mobile and ipad, my design becomes a little different. The page box becomes transparent when i have set it as a translucent page box. Also, the background does not fit the page and there are ugly white spaces at the sides. Is there anyway the image can be automatically scaled to the size of device used to view it? Please do assist!!!! Thank you so much!
  • debora Wix Team

    Replied by debora November 14, 2012

    To upload your own background image:

    1. From the left toolbar, click the Design icon to open the Design Manager.
    2. From the Design Manager, click Background.
    3. From the Background window, click Upload & Customize Background.
    4. Under Change Image, click Change Image.
    5. From the top right of the Image Selection window, click Upload Image.
    6. From the window that opens, browse your folders and select your image. Click Open to upload your image.
    7. From the Image Selection window, click your image and then click Done.
    8. From the Customize Background window, click Done.

    Your background image changes.

    For more information about backgrounds click here.


  • scrilla1983

    Replied by scrilla1983 November 14, 2012

    Can you use your own images as a background and when the content extends will the background image extend or will it just phase out into a background colors? Here's an example from my twitter page




  • Paola Wix Team

    Replied by Paola October 18, 2012

    Hey  abidinglove,



    The system shows me you are using Firefox?

    Have you tried both browsers?

    Also, which of the three sites in your account are you having trouble with? All 3 html sites?


    Your background of the site got pulled down bc of the Strip (orange color is a strip) so the background is only the bottom part (the black part) . You can pull the strip back up .

    If this is not the issue, please elaborate, bc I was able to change the bckground successfully, just the top strip doesnt change at the same time, so this may make you think the background is not changing.



    Here: pulled strip up, then changed background exactly like you are doing via design:


  • abidinglove

    Replied by abidinglove October 18, 2012

    I am having the same issue.  I go to Design, then Background, thenI click the prefab design as I am not ready to create a custom background.  It does not change.  I've tried going to the custom field to set it to scroll, or to fit, none of it changes the color of the background.  I am running windows 7 using Chrome.

  • abidinglove

    Replied by abidinglove October 18, 2012

    I have followed these instructions.  I am unable to change the background.  I've tried clicking the prefab backgrounds but it doesn't change.  I'm on a free account, using the WIX editor on Windows 7 using Chrome.

  • Ron Wix Team

    Replied by Ron October 17, 2012

    Ron, Wix Team
  • alegronaan

    Replied by alegronaan October 16, 2012


    I've built a site using html5 template with fixed background, i've made the background pic width 980px and length 600px as suggested. I want the site to be non-scrolling..meaning I want to see the whole page on the screen with no scrolling option. I made sure  my elements do not streach down the page so in the editor mode it looks fine, but when I view it on some computers it's fine and on some I still get that page scrolling going on...please help.


    Guy Z.



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