Background Not Appearing.. Help!

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  • #517105

    tayreed
    Member

    Hi there,
    My wordpress.com site (with Modularity Lite theme) was working perfectly until this morning when I noticed that the background I had uploaded and been using was gone. When I’d access my site I’d just see the generic black background instead of my picture. Under the “Appearance” -> “Background” tab it appears to all be normal. The picture is there and uploaded. I tried removing it and replacing it with different pictures but nothing will show up. I tried it under different themes but under no circumstances am I getting background images to appear. I can change the color of the background, but that’s it.. I haven’t messed with the CSS at all. Please help me out if you have any ideas.. this has been quite the hassle.. :)
    Thanks!
    Taylor

    The blog I need help with is tayreed.wordpress.com.

    #517203

    naokomc
    Staff

    I am seeing your custom background on your site.
    What happens when you directly access the background image file?

    #517204

    tayreed
    Member

    It says “Image” in the upper left hand corner but I’m not seeing anything. I can right click it and “refresh image” but still nothing…

    #517260

    raincoaster
    Member

    That is one huge-ass image. You should replace it with the same image, optimized for the web (ie at a lower resolution). No wonder you’re not seeing it; it’s so big it’s choking your internet!

    #517263

    My gawd, it’s a 2mb file.

    You never, ever want a background image that is over 50k.

    I just tried going to the lowest setting in Photoshop through the save for web and devices, and I can’t get it under 136k.

    You need to downsize that image which is currently at 3648 x 2726 to something around 1600 x whatever and then save it as a lower quality or medium quality jpg.

    #517279

    tayreed
    Member

    Ahh.. I see… I’ll be changing that later today…
    Thanks for the help! Appreciate it!

    #517283

    raincoaster
    Member

    You’re welcome. It’s an easy fix, at least!

    #517297

    daledyer
    Member

    my blog’s theme is blank!!!! since Tuesday. Checked the securties and fixed that but now still have the blank or white page as background instead of theme.

    #517298

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    @daledyer

    The site linked to your name is not a WordPress.com blog. If you have a wp.com blog, please provide a link, starting with http://

    By the way, it is best not to hijack a thread: too many different topics in one thread is too confusing. Start a new thread with a link.

    #517299

    auxclass
    Member

    The background is fine on the spammer – and they are not even a blog or seem to be WordPress anything.

    #517303

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    @auxclass

    I don’t think he’s a spammer. I suspect he has a wp.org blog or wp.com blog; lots of real estate businesses maintain blogs in addition to their official company sites.

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