How do I change my WordPress Background?

For my Public Relations Publications class, we are doing short tutorials on how to use WordPress and Indesign. For my tutorial, I will be demonstrating how to change your background in word press. wordpress

But first, I would like to give a 5 reasons as to why someone should change their background in WordPress in the first place.


1. Be Unique. “Why blend in, if you were born to stand out.” unknown

2. Create an image for yourself. Your blog is supposed to represent you, and although words may be a large part of it, pictures are worth a thousand words.

3. Interest people. Don’t choose a boring and average background unless you want people clicking away from your blog pretty fast.

4. Organize. When choosing a different background, you can also choose how your page is organized to your liking.

5. Look Professional. As many of us are getting ready to graduate from college in the next year or two and are looking for jobs, a blog can be a good way to show off your writing and style. Having a dull and/or unorganized job does not look professional to those who may want to hire you.

Okay, now that you know why to change your background, here’s how:vintage-wordpress-theme

  1. Login to WordPress.
  2. Select “My Dashboard” at the top.
  3. Once loaded, scroll down the page and select “Theme” under the Appearance category on the left hand side of the screen.
  4. Browse through the themes by “featured, A-Z, or Popular.”
  5. Once you found a theme you like, you can then choose to “Preview” or “Activate.”


That’s it! As simple as that!

For those you want to get a little more complicated or unique, here are a couple of blogs that may help you:

Changing your background Picture 

Changing your background to an Image you already have

Creating a custom login page

October 13, 2009. PRCA 3339.

One Comment

  1. rainbowpiranha replied:

    Thank you. This helped a lot!

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