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  1. When I customize the background, the changes are not reflected in the published blog. Any thoughts?

    The blog I need help with is

  2. I can see a custom background on your site.
    Perhaps you have some browser problems:

  3. @Tess
    Good day to you. :)

    Do understand that no changes you try out aside from those such as Custom Background, Custom Header, etc. which are stated on the theme description pages in the features column (right hand side)
    will be visible to visitors unless you purchase an annually renewable custom design upgrade.

    You do not need to load the design tools unless you have the Custom Design upgrade. All of these functions can be accessed from your dashboard - without loading the custom design tools - no upgrade required.
    Appearance > Header
    Appearance > Background
    Appearance > Theme Options (applicable only to some themes)
    Settings > Reading (set a static front page)
    Site Title and Tagline > Settings > General

    If you are using the preview mode for the Custom Design upgrade some of the settings in that mode will save but they won't show up on the front end unless you purchase the upgrade.

    To go back to the free options, go to Appearance → Themes → Customize → Colors and click the "exit the preview" link in yellow at the top of the panel on the right.

  4. ~timethief

    Custom background, custom header, customizer
    I agree: many folks can be confused with the optional custom design (upgrade) shown in that customizer…

    The custom background is clearly visible on the OP's site. The most direct explanation of the problem is that there is a browser cache issue.

  5. Thanks for the update Tess. I didn't see the custom background but now I do.

  6. @1Tess and @timethief: Thanks. I believe it's an "upgrade" issue. This wasn't clear to me at first.

  7. @profehaubs
    Hi again and you're welcome. Best wishes with the blog.

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