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BoldGrid offers several themes with a fixed full-page background Image. However, because all of the available BoldGrid themes are heavily customizable, you may notice a blocked background image or covered up by other page elements. If you’ve decided to delete your Call to Action widget, you’ll notice that a large part of your background image is no longer shown. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to modify your CSS so you can show your website visitors more of your background image.

DicedFor this example, we’re using a fresh installation of the Diced theme. You may have noticed this theme comes with a Call to Action widget.

Blocked imageIf you delete this widget, the site content below rises up and covers the background image.

Follow along with the steps below to see how you can edit your theme’s CSS file to bring back your background image:

Editing the CSS File

To move the elements on your page and reveal your background image, you will need to edit the theme’s stylesheet. Instead of editing this file directly, you can safely add code to it through the BoldGrid customizer.

  1. Click AdvancedWhile in the customizer, click Advanced.
  2. Custom JS & CSSChoose Custom JS & CSS.
  3. Open EditorUnder Custom Theme CSS click Open Editor
  4.  Add codeAdd the following code: .entry-content {margin-top: 600px;}

Background image visibleThe margin-top code adds margin space above your site content to reveal your image. We set the margin at 600 pixels of space (600px), but you can adjust this to add more space. 800pxwill give you more space and show you 800 pixels worth of your background image. You can adjust this number to meet your individual needs.

Fixing a Blocked Background Image

This is one specific example of how to add this code in a particular theme (Diced). The applicable code may vary depending on which them you are using.




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12 thoughts on “Fixing a Blocked Background Image

  1. Hello! I have the widget still installed (using the Diced theme) but the background image is still blocked. I also tried inputting the CSS code, but that failed to work as well.

    Also, I don’t see the Appearance tab. I am on and am logged in as the administrator. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks a bunch.

    • Hello, Mary Liu!

      Thank you for posting your comment. I’m sorry to see you’re experiencing issues with the CSS and Appearance tab not loading. I would advise you review/enable the BoldGrid plugins accordingly. Also, try to toggle the “Reorder Admin Menu” setting for BoldGrid. As far as the spacing/CSS, you may want to set your Call to Action Widget to be translucent or remove it as the article states to get the outcome described in the guide. I hope this helps!

      Carlos E

  2. I’ve accidentally removed my CTA widget and want it back. I am having some issues adding it back. Doesn’t appear there is a way for me add a widget to the Background section. Can you help?

    • To add a Call To Action back to a BoldGrid theme that had one, go into the Customizer and click on the Widgets tab. Then click on the Call To Action tab. Once there, select the Visual Editor from the widgets menu. Then you can add your Call to Action content.

  3. Not seeing this working. Copied and added the code – the page content is not moving on the home page.

    Any thoughts? I’ve got a jpg of the code page if that helps.

    • You are not required to remove the widget. This article is about how to use custom CSS to show more of the background image in the event that removing this widget causes the site content to block the background image.

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