background images

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    Umm.. Been trying for days to try and place a background image inside div id tags within a page. I’ve just read an old post on the forum that says it is not possible on WP.COM. I Just wondered if that still is the case or whether I’m just not applying CSS and HTML properly.

    I would be grateful if someone could put me right on this, and if it is possible how to format it.
    P.S. none of my pages have been published yet. The theme I’m using is Toolbox.

    Regards Bonny Reg

    The blog I need help with is


    Are you just wanting a background on a post or what exactly. Backgrounds can be declared within a div using style declarations in the opening div tag, but it will not apply to the entire page. Can you explain a little more what you are wanting to accomplish?



    Firstly, thank you for your reply.
    Ok. I am writing some poems on a page and placing them inside different containers for example, with different background colour’s ect.
    That has not been a problem. But when I tried to place a Background image inside on of these containers using CSS – as a little mini-theme in relationship to the subject the poem – no joy!

    Now, what I have done is place a couple of images in the page via my text editor via my media library but unfortunately I am having problems getting the text to wrap correctly – and last but not but least,
    The name of my site should be so I do not under it keeps showing as

    Wow…. I’m out of breath.
    Regards Bonny Reg


    Are you just putting the poems one below the other or are you trying to put them in two columns or something?

    I would set up a draft post or page and then put the text and image into the draft post, get the size and alignment of the image correct and then paste that into the div. To do a background image in a div, you would need to set a height and width for the dive to match the image you are using. This is a rough example of the code for a 100px square background image:

    <div style="background-image: url("URL OF IMAGE"); height: 100px; width: 100px;">All the poem text here</div>

    Is this similar to what you are doing?


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    The blog linked to your username (and the link in the post above) show this: doesn’t exist
    Do you want to register

    and is confusing.

    Do you have a link to the blog you are actually using?



    Ok. firstly to the sacradpath. I am putting the poems one below the other. Thank you for your reply, I will give it a go.

    Secondly. Thank you 1tess. I thought I had registered but I seem to have made an error somewhere along the line.
    As you have both probably realised, I am a newbie to all this stuff. When I went to school we counted on our fingers and had pencils and scraps of paper – no calculators or computers, but I’m loving the new challenge.
    Regards Bonny Reg

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