More and more designs are utilising full screen backgrounds. A common feature in photography designs is the ability to rotate photographs from your portfolio in the background. The Site Background Slider plugin from PressPixels allows you to add this functionality.
It offers 15 different overlays to place over your background images and you can define the timer delay and fade delay in seconds. Instead of using the media uploader, you need to upload the backgrounds that you rotate to a specified folder on your site. The default location is wp-includes/images though you can change this to anything you want.
Images can be shown in order or randomly and you have the option of displaying a loading icon when background images are changing.
I was amazed at how easy it was to use this plugin. It could be greatly improved if it used the WordPress media uploader though it isn’t a major hassle to upload several images to a folder online for your backgrounds.
Those of you with photography websites or personal blogs will find this plugin very useful. It’s also a useful way of displaying your logo in the background of your site. For example, instead of simply showing a white background you could design a white background image with a faded image of your website logo. By uploading different versions of this background image with the logo in a different location you can give the impression that the logo is changing location in the background.
Kudos to PressPixels for releasing such a cool little plugin for free.
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