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Use a Custom Background Image with a 1&1 MyWebsite

For 1&1 MyWebsite packages

Learn how to use an alternative background image for your site that is not provided with the 1&1 MyWebsite package.

In order to use your own image as the background in a MyWebsite package, you will first need to upload the file. We explain how to create a hidden page to hold the background image so that your visitors do not see the file. After uploading the file, you will copy the image's URL into a style declaration to set the background image.

Step 1
Launch the MyWebsite editor.
Step 2
Click Style from the 1&1 MyWebsite menu.
Step 3
Click the Background tab.
Style Menu
Style Menu
Step 4
Click the Add Images button.
Style Background tab
Style Background tab
Step 5
Click the Upload Images button. Images window
Images window
Step 6
Select the image you want to use as a background and then click the Open button. Windows Explorer window
Windows Explorer window
Step 7
Click the X button to close out of the Images window. Images window
Images window
Step 8
Click the My images section to expand it. Style Background tab
Style Background tab
Step 9
Select the image you want to use as the background and it should update the background image of your site immediately.
Style Background tab
Style Background tab
Step 10
Click the X button to close the window when you are done.
Style Background tab
Style Background tab