Ho-okay, children, gather around it’s story time.
I know this has no real relation to Just DGM things but I have gotten this question multiple times. So, I’ve got a little thing to share with you.
The original background of this layout was — I believe it was white.
now, in order to change it, here’s what you do.
Go click on the blog name you want to customize — I’m using Just DGM things here because my personal one is a bit different and I’ll get into what to do if you have one like that later.
On the side there’s the Customize Appearance option. Click that.
You’re going to get the Customize window which most people are acquainted with. At the top there’s an Appearance button, click that.
More than half the time, you’ll get a pop-down window like this. This is where you can edit any colours of the layout. There are times when editing the background colours on this will have no visible effect — again, we’ll address this later. Sometimes it will have two options for background — on Just DGM Things we have Content Background and Background Colour. Generally we just want to change Background Colour.
So, click Background Colour.
Here you’ll get the gradient window. You can use the gradient to find a colour you want; or you can enter the HTML coding. I ended up using #000000; which is coding for black. When you have your colour, the long bar on the side will change to your selection. Close the window.
Now look see, we have a different background colour!
I mentioned before I’ll tell you what to do if this isn’t the path for you — so here we go.
Now, here’s my personal tumblr. Looks normal, right? Plain white background and all — it’s the way it was when I got it; minus some text colours and Kanda over there on the side.
Well, say I wanted to change my background.
Well, look! My background colour says it’s orange. Yeah, unless white is the new orange — I’m going to have to say no, it’s not orange.
But that’s a trick of coding. The background really is orange. Now, wait, hold up. The background’s orange? How is that? It’s obviously white!
The background colour is orange — the background image however is not.
In the customize bar, you also have a button called Theme. Now if you click on that then select the option at the bottom to “Use Custom HTML”, you’ll get something akin to this:
Now, the highlighted section is an Image URL. This is the URL for the background image which is:
If you squint, you can see that it’s white with very light patterns.
Well. What if you don’t want that and you want to be able to use that orange from earlier?
Simple. Go in and delete that URL.
What if you want a different image?
Again, simple. Replace the URL.
And there you all have it, how to change your background.