can i replace the background image and is the preview width the width required?

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    Hi I was trying to use a custom background for a theme, after I uploaded an image 640px wide the preview indicated it needed to be 4 times that width around 2700px for the image to reach the left and right edge of the screen.
    My problem is I don’t seem to be able to remove and replace the background image and why does it state under the “Remove Background Image” button that:

    This will remove the background image. You will not be able to restore any customization.

    How can I replace the background image and is the preview correct that I need an image 2700 px wide to fill the screen? Is it not possible to specify a body or html element background image with 100% width?

    Thanks for any help


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    it probably depends on the theme you’re using.

    you won’t be able to restore that specific image within the dashboard, you will have to upload it again.




    I uploaded an image 640px wide

    That’s the size of the image in your Media Library. What the software did was stretch it. IMO what you ought to do is create a background image offline and upload it. I cannot comprehend why you think it needs to be 2700 px. in width.



    Hi timethief,
    Thanks for the reply.
    I did create the background image offline and uploaded it.
    What I saw in the preview was the image repeated 4 times from left to right.
    Therefore if my 640px wide image repeats 4 times then the preview width is
    640 x 4 = 2,560 px. or does it stretch to cover the whole screen? (’cause my preview didn’t).




    Not everyone has the same size/resolution screen though.

    Find how big the background image is in your CSS code. Upload an image that size.



    Sorry my misunderstanding. The preview seems to repeat 4 times regardless of width.
    My only change was to enlarged my original image which gave the same preview so I thought it wasn’t replaced, should have checked more first.
    Sorry to have wasted your time




    Not to worry. I’m happy to hear you have resolved this. Happy blogging! :)

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