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Note! This plugin has been deprecated; it is no longer maintained nor supported.
It allows you to create multiple image sets, from which a random image is selected and displayed as the website background. The images can be uploaded from your local computer, selected from images available in your Media Library, or import them from other plugins and third-party sources.
With an easy to use menu, you can also define how the background image is displayed, such as full-screen (with ratio correction), tiled, fixed or scrolling, define where the image is positioned and how a background image is selected (random or in sequential order).
You also have the ability to add an overlay to the background images with a choice of pre-defined patterns. And of course it is also possible to add a background color.
Where supported, in full-screen mode the the background image is optionally “eased in” when it is ready to be displayed. No longer will visitors with slower Internet connections have to endure watching a background image load from top down.
You can also limit the background images to certain parts of WordPress, for example only on the front page or a full-page post. And for each individual page, post, category or tag, you can also override the images, overlay or color used as the background, which allows you to have pages or posts with a different background theme.
Each individual background image can also be linked to a specific URL, which allows a visitor to click anywhere on the background and be redirected to another page or website. Impressions and clickthroughs of clickable backgrounds can optionally be be tracked via Google Analytics.
All this is done without the need to edit the theme or any other files!
The ZIP file containing Background Manager can be downloaded by clicking the button below. This will download the most recent stable version of Background Manager.
To install the plugin, visit your WordPress Dashboard, select Plugins and then Add New. If you have already downloaded the file, select the Upload option and upload the file per the instructions. Otherwise, search for “Background Manager” and WordPress will allow you to install the plugin directly from WordPress.org.
To install a development or earlier version of Background Manager, you must first de-activate and delete the current plugin if it’s already installed.
After de-activation and deletion, you can install Background Manager using the usual upload method described above.
Over time, more posts regarding Background Manager will be added, including “How To’s”. Keep an eye on the posts with the background-manager tag.