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How To: Add Body Background To Specific Page

  • Go to new or existing page /pages.
  • Access the specific page.
  • Click on Top Right Menu - Options/Edit.
  • If you haven't customized the page yet by utilizing the new Advanced Features,
  • - -> Check box next to Meta: Manage title and meta tags manually (advanced)




  • Add your CSS styles in Custom Box.
  • For any CSS style, wrap in style tag. <style>your custom css for specific page </style>
  • Upload your background image via File Manager or a Blog.
  • Copy the image URL.
  • Edit code below, and replace your_image, with your image URL.
  • Be sure to use repeat-x (horizontal repeat) or repeat (repeat horizontal and vertical), if needed for your background image.
  • Click on Update Page.
  • Done! =)



body {
background: url(your_image) no-repeat scroll 0 0 !important;



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    • NC for Hire
      I agree background-image is preferred. I've had some odd issues on Ning with background-image, so have gotten lazy and use background, instead.
    • NC for Hire
      I'm not seeing this. Can you show us an example?
      • Hey there Jen,

        I've done a lot more complicated customization on my network so I thought this would have been a piece of cake but for some reason I can't seem to get a change of background. Is it possible I may have a conflict in my custom css section? 



        This is my code:


        body {
        background: url(*C0HoOzpCwYv30gWPD0GnBzBbm98saEt7V2n8151ycmqmzFt-zaLXhFaipuY2Q7fZUcavQKwNMWni/Untitled.jpg) repeat-vertical scroll 0 0 !important;



  • Thank you Jen



  • Great tip, however what code do you need to use in order to change the background image on forum, members, blog, other groups pages etc.. ?

  • Thanks, your CSS tips for the pages worked out really well..

    • NC for Hire

      Hi Doone, Great! Thanks for the feedback. =)

  • Cool will give it a try
  • You can not get the desired result unless you make Header and Module transparent. for example see

    Of course, i have just tasted and will change the background image to make the text more prominent.

  • Great job!
    how do I center the image?

    Thanks Jen!

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