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WP Post Background


This plugin allows you to add and image as background of posts, pages or custom post type in general (in the same way as a thumbnail).

  • This is a rewrite of my old plugin Post Background which I do not have access anymore. *


  • The background box for a post


  1. Download the plugin from here.
  2. Extract all the files.
  3. Upload everything (keeping the directory structure) to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. There should be a /wp-content/plugins/wp-post-brackground directory now with wp-post-brackground.php in it.
  5. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress. A box will be added to the page edition.


How it works?

Exactly in the same way that thumbnails works. It includes the get_the_post_background_src function which return the url of the background and the get_the_post_background_id function which return the id of the attachment.

Do I have embed the same background if I a page inherits its parent background?

No. You can pass true as second parameter on get_the_post_background_src function.


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  • 1.0.0 Initial release