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[SOLVED] Background instructions need clarification


  #1  
Old Mar 18, 2009, 03:44 PM
joe hark
 
168 posts · Feb 2009
I am one of those people who, when it comes to following instructions, are limited to what they are literally told. It does no good to tell me, "To get there, turn left at the corner where the school used to be."

Likewise, the instructions on installing a page background require imagination that I lack. Hence my need for something more explicit or expansive on how to install a page background image.

The instructions say,

Quote:
Setting a background image for the body:

background: url(/wp-content/themes/atahualpa3/images/backgr.gif) repeat top left;
Well, here is what does not work (taking the instruction literally)

Quote:
background: url(/wp-content/themes/atahualpa3/images/backgr.gif) repeat top left;
Nor does this (trying to interpret the intention)

Quote:
background: http://millburndiner.com/wp/wp-conte...ges/backgr.gif
repeat top left;
nor does:

Quote:
background: http://www.millburndiner.com/wp/wp-c...ges/backgr.gif
repeat top left;
nor do any of the above work using atahualpa instead of atahualpa3, since the folder is not named atahualpa3, but atahualpa.

and so forth.

Please tell me, literally, what will work and thank you in advance.
  #2  
Old Mar 18, 2009, 05:23 PM
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Flynn
 
3,768 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
Use /wp/wp-content/themes/atahualpa/images/backgr.gif since your Wordpress installation is in a subfolder yourdomain.com/wp/ and not at the domain root yourdomain.com/

HTML Code:
background: url(/wp/wp-content/themes/atahualpa/images/backgr.gif) repeat top left;
or
HTML Code:
background: url(http://www.yourdomain.com/wp/wp-content/themes/atahualpa/images/backgr.gif) repeat top left;
I'll change that text to display the actual path of the given website instead of a generic example, in version 3.2.2 or 3.2.3
  #3  
Old Mar 18, 2009, 05:33 PM
joe hark
 
168 posts · Feb 2009
Thank you for the response. That box now reads:

Quote:
font-family: tahoma, arial, sans-serif;
font-size: 0.8em;
color: #000000;
background: /wp/wp-content/themes/atahualpa/images/backgr.gif
But no background is displayed.
  #4  
Old Mar 18, 2009, 05:59 PM
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Flynn
 
3,768 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
url( )

is missing
  #5  
Old Mar 18, 2009, 06:31 PM
joe hark
 
168 posts · Feb 2009
It now reads

Quote:
font-family: tahoma, arial, sans-serif;
font-size: 0.8em;
color: #000000;
background: http://millburndiner.com/wp/wp-conte...ges/backgr.gif
And still there is no background image. If you look above in my original post, you will see that I'd already tried that.
  #6  
Old Mar 18, 2009, 06:46 PM
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Flynn
 
3,768 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
Try this:

HTML Code:
font-family: tahoma, arial, sans-serif;
font-size: 0.8em;
color: #000000;
background: url(http://millburndiner.com/wp/wp-content/themes/atahualpa/images/backgr.gif) repeat top left;
  #7  
Old Mar 18, 2009, 08:00 PM
joe hark
 
168 posts · Feb 2009
Thank you again. I finally got it right.

I have other questions re this graphic but I'll post them as separate topics so anyone else who needs them will find them in a thread topic search.

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