How to Enable Custom Backgrounds for WordPress 3.0 Themes

How to Enable Custom Backgrounds for WordPress 3.0 Themes

Enabling custom backgrounds is probably one of the easiest things you can do to improve a WordPress theme that you’re building or customizing. It takes one small addition to your theme’s functions.php file:

add_custom_background();

Save that and you’ll get Backgrounds added to the Dashboard >> Appearance menu, as shown here.

This will allow you or others using the theme to easily upload a background image and/or set a background color through the WordPress dashboard: