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While it’s perfectly acceptable to use a single background color for your entire WordPress website, we recommend exploring designs with multiple backgrounds to help organize and break up content.
Varied backgrounds and content give your viewers something interesting to look at on the page, which increases the time they will spend on your site. On average, you only have 15 seconds to convince a new visitor to stay on your site and consume your content. Having a dynamic background design helps make the best first impression and hook those valuable visitors.
How to Change Backgrounds in the Post and Page Builder
The Post and Page Builder plugin provides an easy way to swap out backgrounds. Using the DropTab, you can change the background for the Section, Row, Column, or Column Shape you are currently in. Each of these elements have the same background options.
Use a Background Color
The colors shown here include the active color palette and several gradients. To use a different color, click the box next to the paint brush icon in the Custom Color row to open a color picker with opacity slider.
Default gradients can be customized by clicking the Settings button at the top of the panel.
From here you can select two colors to use in the gradient, and if the colors should blend horizontally (side to side) or vertically (up and down).
Use a Background Image
The Post and Page Builder includes some stock photos suitable for any website, or click the Add Media button to open the Media Library and select your own. To further customize any image background, click the Settings button at the top of the panel.
From here you can change the Vertical Position of the image on the page, Image Size (Cover Area or Tiled), and choose a Scroll Effect (Parallax or Fixed) if desired.
Setting the vertical position to 0 will show the top of the image at the top of its container, and setting it to 100 will show the bottom of the image at the bottom of its container. In both cases the height of the image will be determined by the size of the container it is in. By default, the Vertical Height is set to 50 and the image centers in the height of the container.
You can also set an overlay color to help with text contrast on your site. Click the box under the paint brush to open the color picker with an opacity slider to choose your desired color. After clicking the Back button at the top of the panel, the color overlay will show in the image previews at the top of the panel.
Use a Background Pattern
The Post and Page Builder includes over 200 patterns to choose from, and any color can be applied to them. Use the box next to the paint brush icon in the Custom Color row to select any color and opacity.
Use a Hover Box
If you want the background to change when the user moves their mouse over an area, you an use a Hover Box.
You should have a better understanding of how to change backgrounds in the Post and Page Builder. Next, you may want to learn how to add and save BoldGrid Blocks.
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