Creating a custom background image for a single page in WordPress

1. Using a WordPress Theme with Custom Background Support

Many WordPress themes come with built-in support for custom backgrounds. To use this feature:

  • Navigate to Appearance: Go to your WordPress dashboard, select ‘Appearance’, and then ‘Customize’.
  • Background Image Option: Look for the ‘Background Image’ or similar option.
  • Page-Specific Customization: Some themes allow you to set different backgrounds for different pages. If yours does, select the page you want to customize.
  • Upload and Adjust: Upload your desired image and adjust its positioning.

2. Using a WordPress Plugin

If your theme doesn’t support custom backgrounds or if you want more functionality, consider using a plugin like ‘Simple Full Screen Background Image’ or ‘WP Backgrounds Lite’.

  • Install the Plugin: Go to ‘Plugins’ > ‘Add New’, search for the desired plugin, install and activate it.
  • Plugin Settings: Find the plugin settings (usually under ‘Appearance’) and configure your background images.

3. Custom CSS

For more control, use custom CSS:

  • Inspect Page ID: Right-click on your webpage and select ‘Inspect’ to find the unique page ID class (e.g., .page-id-42).
  • Custom CSS: Go to ‘Appearance’ > ‘Customize’ > ‘Additional CSS’. Enter the custom CSS using the page ID:cssCopy code.page-id-42 { background-image: url('your-image-url.jpg'); background-repeat: no-repeat; background-size: cover; }

4. Editing the Theme’s File

For advanced users:

  • Access Theme Files: Use an FTP client or the File Manager in your hosting control panel.
  • Edit the Specific Template File: Find the PHP file for the specific page (like page.php) and insert the HTML code for the background image.htmlCopy code<style> body { background-image: url('your-image-url.jpg'); } </style>

5. Using a Page Builder

Page builders like Elementor or Beaver Builder offer drag-and-drop interfaces:

  • Edit with Page Builder: Open the specific page with the page builder.
  • Background Options: Look for sections or rows and find the background options to add your image.


Changing the background image for a single page in WordPress is a great way to create a unique and engaging user experience. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced user, there’s a method that can suit your skill level. Remember to choose images that align with your brand and enhance your content.



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