Replace Background Images with the Design Editor

Yesterday, we rolled out the last major piece of the LightCMS Design Editor — background image editing. We began phasing in the Design Editor a couple of months ago and this update marks the last phase of that rollout. For a refresher on the Design Editor itself, check out our previous announcement of the Design Editor.

This update provides a new interface for changing and editing the background image used with your website design. Utilizing background images allows you to make dramatic changes to the look and feel of any site. This update truly opens up unlimited possibilities for customizing the hundreds of free, professional designs available within the LightCMS system.

To access the Design Editor, simply click "Design" on the top toolbar, hover over the design you want to edit and select that design's settings icon. Choose "Customize" to launch the Design Editor. Under Base Styles on the left-hand control panel, click background image settings and you'll see the panel pictured below.

Use the controls to upload your own image, establish if and how the image should repeat across the background, and set the positioning of the image.

We're excited about the new background image editor and all the functionality of the Design Editor. With this rollout behind us, our development team is already making plans for LightCMS's Summer of Love. "What is this Summer of Love?" you ask. Stay tuned for more on that next week!