How to Change Your Background

Mission News Pro allows you to add a background color or image to your site. When adding a custom background, Mission News will switch to a "boxed layout" with an option to choose how large the side margins are.

Follow these steps to use the custom background feature on your site:

  1. Visit the Customizer (Appearance → Customize)
  2. Click on the Background section
  3. Select either the Color or Image background type
  4. Use the color picker to choose a background color
  5. Adjust the Margin setting to change how much space is around the sides of the site
  6. Click the Save & Publish button at the top of the screen

If you'd prefer to use a background image, there is an image uploader available when the Image background type is selected.

If you want to use a repeating texture instead of one large image, you can switch the Repeat background image? setting to "Yes."

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