Background introduction

A visually appealing website will surely attract more visitors. With this in mind, don’t leave it all in white and black! Start by uploading a beautiful image and design your own custom background. For more details check the following sections.

! Important Note: When you set a color or an image as a site background, your website will automatically change to the boxed version so the stretch row options will no longer apply. Full width elements will not be possible when using a site background.

Use an Image

Newspaper comes with a general image option which can be set from Theme Panel > Background, this panel contains the following sections:


Theme background – The theme will automatically transform your website into a boxed version.

  • Repeat – This refers to the way the background image will be displayed. By default, this option is set to No Repeat. If you use a pattern and you want it to be displayed repeatedly check the other options: Tile, Tile Horizontally, Tile Vertically.
  • Position – By default, this option is set on the Left, which means that the image will be positioned on the left side of the area. If you want to position it differently check the other options: Center and Right.
  • Background attachment – Set this option if the image you use should be fixed or it follows you when you scroll.
  • Stretch background –  This option stretches the image all over the screen. Please leave this option disabled if you are using background click ad.

Note – a custom image or color can be set on each of the category pages; for more details please check the categories documentation.

Mobile menu/ search background – Allows you to set a background image for the mobile menu and the search section of the mobile menu


Sign In/ Join background – Allows you to set a background image for the theme login modal.

Use a Color

You can set it from Theme Panel > Theme Colors > General Theme Colors

background - Newspaper theme panel

How to set a background click ad

First, you need to set an image. For more details please check section 1 from this page. Next, you need to set the URL used in the background ad; for this go to Theme Panel > Ads > Background Ad and paste the ad’s the URL in the field. Save the settings.

background - Newspaper theme