Monday, February 11, 2008

Secrets Revealed...The Blog Background

I probably should keep you all in the dark so I look cooler but...okay fine I'll show you how to change your background without having to change the template. First off you are going to go to photobucket.com, I have a link to it on the left hand side under "Vanessa's Favorite's". Create an account. Next you are going to go to scrapbooking sites, and fabric sites online. Find paper you like and save it in your computer files. Go back to photobucket and go under "my account" and hit "browse". And just like you upload pictures to you blog you are going to do the same to the photobucket account.

Now comes the tricky part. To upload it as the background here's the steps:
1. Go to edit HTML
2.under edit template you will see a section that says "body", and 7 lines down you will see "background", here's where the magic begins.
3. now you are looking at something that looks like this:background:#483521 url("http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg89/vanessa_christenson/Large_UR-267.jpg") repeat;
4. now I said sort of! mine has my name on it cause it's my background from photobucket
but you are going to go to photobucket, and click "direct link" under your paper that was downloaded.
5.Now go back to the http:// section and highlight everything BUT the parenthsis ( ) those things...and the quotation marks. so everything inside there should be highlighted.
6. now paste your "direct link" into and hit "preview" and see if it works, if something is messed up, just hit clear edits.
7. if you like what you see then save your template.

** my template is not a phyzam anymore, I used the plain one with the brown background I think it's called Scribe? anyways that should work. If you having any problems just tell me and maybe I can help. I'll try but I'm still sort of new to it all!
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19 comments:

SallyAnn said...

It still sounds confusing but thank you for sharing! I will try it soon.

Felicia said...

Thanks a lot, Vanessa...I spent 2 hours this afternoon obsessing over my blog background instead of folding my laundry :o)

Bon said...

It just sounds a little scary to me. One time I changed my pyzam template and lost all my customized stuff. It took me a long time to put it all back. I think I will do the wallpaper thing when I am in Utah next time with Lowell right there with me. But I thank you so much for sharing it, Vanessa, and I am going to copy and paste it to a document for future reference.

girlsmama said...

I did it! I did it! Go me! So now I want to know how you did your top picture...and to think you asked me questions in the beginning. :)

Kinsey Pistorius said...

okay, I am following you until step 5. ??? help! :)
what parenthesis and what quotation marks? am i in the wrong place?

bizzy mommy said...

i'm confused after step 5 as well . my () look like {} and there are no "" . i tried and tried ! any suggestions?

Bella said...

Thanks! How do you make it say "Awesome People Say" instead of "Comments"?

I have played around in the HTML with the word "comment" but have not found the right one yet I guess!

Thanks!

Wildwood Mama said...

Thanks for sharing this. Hopefully, I can try it today-I want to pretty up my page.

Nikki said...

I did it! That is awesome! BUT-- I like my template better.. oh well. Maybe later. BUT-- how do you make the text wider? Mine is like a third of the screen and I want more space! Is there somewhere I can read about all this?

Hope you are well! I LOVE your blog and Etsy site!

Nikki (from high school!)

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