When you are in the process of putting together a WordPress blog, there are many considerations with regard to the design. It is indeed a relief to know that this can be easily managed by adding a suitable theme, either one that is downloaded from the site where the themes repository or from outside or something that is designed in house.
That being said, there is one aspect of a theme for a blog that is quite not as solid and this could be changed from time to time depending on many events. Yes, we are referring to the background image of the blog though some may go for a solid background color, in which case this may not be all that relevant. But even if you fall into the latter category, you would benefit from learning about changes to the background image as it can be a powerfully impactful part of the blog.
Putting a brand on the blog using the image in the background
The power that a background image can hold may not become immediately apparent, but it does create a brand image and can add to the content and even affect the number of visits that you can get. In fact you should give as much importance to the background image as the logo of the brand, the URL and the content. Once you have the background going, you will see that the participation and interaction of visitors will see a jump.
Now that we have seen how important a background image can be, let us find out how to add it:
You can use many process to add the background image to the blog. You could go with the CSS approach. In the past this was pretty basic but now will differ depending on the theme. You can make a check on whether the theme you have on right now can allow the setting of a background of your choice through Appearance and then background.
You can also simply look around for an image that works ensuring that it has a resolution of 2500 pixels X 2000 pixels or even more to make sure that you get good results on all monitor resolutions.
In case the background image selector is on for the theme that you have then you can pick the position and also the choice of having it repeated, the choice of whether it should be fixed or should scroll down and also the color in the background. The last part is quite vital as it will define the look of the image as the page scrolls beyond the background dimensions. Darker images need to have a backgoround hue that will be in line with darker tone and the light ones have a lighter tone on the whole.
But in case you want a background that is clickable which is somewhat of a recent occurrence. This happens in sites and blogs that have an image that is hyperlinked and used for ad campaigns.
In that case the KW Modern Advertise plugin, which simple to setup and also have a good effect on the revenue if that is the route that you are seeking.
Pick background image with care
Background images can play a major role which means the picking of one should be done with a lot of consideration. If you are thinking of clickable ads in the background images, do think hard about this before proceeding.