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Beez20 Template Help – Adding a Background Image

I sure hope Joomla 1.6 Beez20 template will be around for a while because I’ve written a lot about this template.   I was asked how to add an image to the background of the Beez_20 template.  There are 2 different backgrounds you can change.   You can play around with the 2 and see which one you prefer. They are:

  • The background of your site
  • The background of your content area

I’ve listed steps below to change both for your Beez_20 Joomla 1.6 Template.  So for example:

I want to change my background to have an image of  ../images/personal/flowers.gif

Steps to Change the Background of Your Site

1.  Login to your FTP file manager

2  Make a backup of your file – /templates/beez_20/css/personal.css

3.  Edit the file /templates/beez_20/css/personal.css

4.  Find the following code:

body
{
background: #e0dedf  url(../images/personal/bg2.png) repeat-x;

5.  Add the code in red and change the code in italics with your image file:

body
{

/* background: #e0dedf  url(../images/personal/bg2.png) repeat-x; */
background: #e0dedf  url(../images/personal/flowers.gif) repeat-x;

6. Save the file and Refresh your Joomla 1.6 website.

Steps to Change the Background of Your Content Area

1.  Login to your FTP file manager

2.  Edit the file /templates/beez_20/css/personal.css

3.  Find the following code:

#contentarea,
#contentarea2
{
background:#fff

4.  Add the code in red and change the code in italics with your image file:

#contentarea,
#contentarea2
{
/* background:#fff */
background: #e0dedf url(../images/personal/flowers.gif)

5.  Save the file and refresh your Joomla 1.6 website.

You will see the Joomla 1.6 content area sits on top of the site background.  So if you need to change any of the code back just remove any of the code you added in red or restore your backup personal.css file.

Thanks!

Elaine

Elaine@cmsmind.com

2 comments
  1. Stephanie

    Hello! I would like to change the width and height of the header in beez20, and I would like to make the header an image. The site I am working on is not locally hosted: It was set up by someone else, and I do not have access to his computer. Therefore, where on earth do I find the templates\images\ folder that I keep reading about–and how do I use an FTP manager to update css files?

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