How to Add a Full Screen Background Image

Full screen background images are a great way to make your site stand out. Full Screen Background Images Pro is a WordPress plugin that lets you easily add an unlimited number of background images to your website.

How to Add a Full Screen Background Image in WordPress

First, install and activate Full Screen Background Images Pro. Once the plugin is active, you can easily add background images to any of your site’s:

  • Pages
  • Posts
  • Categories
  • Archives
  • Blog page
  • Home page
  • Search page
  • 404 error page
  • Login page
  • Or, globally on all pages

To do this, navigate to Appearance > Fullscreen BG Img menu, then click the Add New Image button.

At this point, you should be on a screen that looks like this:

Add New Image Screen in Full Screen Background Images Pro

Next, click the Choose Image button. This will open up the Media Library window that you might be familiar with when adding photos to your blog posts or pages.

If the image you want to add is already on your site

  • Select the image in the media library view. When selected, the image will have a checkmark in the top right corner of the image thumbnail.
    • You can search for images by their name using the search media items box on the top right part of the grid area.
    • Or you can filter the images by their upload date using the date menu on the top left part of the grid area. So if you know you uploaded an image in December 2017, it’s fairly easy to narrow down the list of images.
  • Finally, click the Use as Image button

If the image you want to add is not already uploaded to your site

  • Click the Upload Files tab at the top.
  • Drag and drop your image from your computer into the window. Or, click the Select Files button to browse your computer to find the image.
  • Once the upload is complete, make sure to select the image. When selected, the image will have a checkmark in the top right corner of the image thumbnail.
  • Finally, click the Use as Image button.

Now, you will see the URL for the image in the box labeled “Choose an image”.

The file name of the image is now in the “Enter image name” box. You can change this to whatever you want. This label isn’t shown anywhere except for the back end of your site.

If more than one image is in a given context (page, post, category, etc.) the image priority will control the order images are shown. Images with lower priority numbers are shown first.

Finally, choose the context with which this image should be used. Available contexts are listed above.

When choosing the Posts, Pages, or Category context, an additional option is provided. This option lets you specify individual post/page/category IDs to restrict your images to. You can enter a comma separated list of IDs in this box, or if you want the image to be applied to all posts/pages/categories leave this field blank.

Keep in mind that you should not mix post/page/category IDs together. Only enter Post IDs (including those of custom post types) when Posts is the context. The same goes for Pages and Categories.

Where to find the post/page/category IDs

When editing a page or a post (including custom post types that might be added by other plugins), look in your browser’s address bar for the number next to post=

In the screenshot above, the ID of the page we’re looking at is 9.

For categories, the process is similar. Navigate to Posts (or another custom post type) > Categories. Then click on the category name. In your browser’s address bar look for the number immediately following tag_ID=

Category ID in WordPress

In the screenshot above, the category ID is 1.