This is more of a WordPress feature, but we wanted to give you a quick introduction to what you can do with this option. Generally, this feature in WordPress lets you upload a background image or graphic that gets displayed as a background to your page (every page actually).

Here are a few ideas on how to take advantage of this feature:

  1. Show a background photo
  2. Show a background illustration, either as one image or a repeating image
  3. Or, don’t use an image, but change the page background colour instead of white

Remember that any image or graphic you upload will be seen on every page. I would recommend keeping it almost transparent so that your content will be seen/readable. Here is an example:

screenshot demo of a page background image and colour

Add a Background Photo

  1. Go to the Appearance > Background
  2. Upload your photo or graphic and set your preferences
  3. Click the Publish button

To Change the Background Colour

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Colours > Main Body
  2. Look for the Background Colour setting and use the selector to change it
  3. Click the Publish button.