Super Simple Blog Tip - Blogger's NEW New Method for Adding a Custom Background
Well Blogger has come up with yet another way to add a custom background to our blogs. The good news is, this time it's really easy, and there's NO CODE involved! Yay!!
Step 1: The first thing really is that you will need to make sure you already have a background saved to your computer, since you will be uploading it later. You can use any of the ones that I've made from HERE, or you could use your own if you have one.
Step 2: Go into your Dashboard and click on "Template Designer" as shown above.
Step 3: Select "Picture Window". You will notice there are 3 options for "Picture Window", use the first one, next to the arrow, is the best option (with the blue sky). Select it by clicking on it.
Step 4: Click on "Background" and you will see a screen like the one above. Then click on the tiny white arrow next to the box labeled "Background Image". You will then see a pop up box like the one in the image below.
Step 5: In the pop up box select "Upload Image".
Step 6: Next click on "Browse" and find the background image that you have saved on your computer, and select it. Then click "Done".
Step 7 - Make sure you deselect the box marked "Scroll with Page". (If you don't do this, your background won't fill the whole page, and it will look yucky!). Then click on "Apply to Blog".
Yay! Your done!!
I'm so excited about this new way to add a custom background on Blogger! The background will load faster and you will be able to take advantage of all the great new features on Blogger's New Template Designer, like customizing your columns and footers etc. So much fun!
Going forward I will no longer be making Minima Backgrounds, since there is no longer a need to do so.
Please Note: For those of you that paid for a custom background from a Web Designer, make sure you back up your blog and design first, as you will loose the design (if not saved to your computer) when you switch to the New Template Designer. I would also highly recommend that you discuss making this change with your Web Designer before changing to the new templates.
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