Change the background color of a template? ????

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I like the banner of the template but i want a different background color
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Hi sugerpud,

Many of our templates do offer a different background colour, so click on "change style" to see if the one you are using offers that feature. If there is no option there, then I'm sorry to tell you that the background colour of the template can't be changed, it is set by the style you have chosen.
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Hi, Do you have a list/chart of templates that show what changes you can make - i.e. background color? - Thanks, Jillie.
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Hi Jillie - we do have a list, here's the link: Let us know if there's something particular you're looking for.
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hello Jillie, Check my Scrapbooking Blog. I personalized the background, I used the NoFrills template here.

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Thank you! Will check this out.
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I have the Natural Beauties website template and I
would like to change the color to blue .
Can you help ?
Can you put blue on the system to give me a choice of colors ?
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Hi Ian - the template you've chosen doesn't have an option to change the background color. I can submit your request, but I can't give you an estimate on whether it will or when it will be available. Perhaps an alternative would be to look for another style that would suit you?
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Hello all,

You will be happy to know that Yola now gives you the option to either change the background color of your style or upload your own background image, or both! You can also apply it to all the pages!

Edit the page background color:

1. Click on "Edit Page Design" and then "Format Background".
2. A dialog box will open, click on the down-arrow next to "Background Fill" and the color picker will open.
3. Select the color you would like to use and click on "OK". If you know the Hex value of the color you would like to use, enter it into the space provide. Here's a link to a Hex color generator.

Upload your own background image:

1. Click on "Edit Page Design" and then "Format Background".
2. A dialog box will open, check the box next to "Use a background image" and click on the "Select" button.
3. The File Manager will open where you can either upload the file from your computer or if it's already uploaded, select it from the File Manager.
4. Once uploaded, customize your settings - whether you would like the image to tile (repeat), where you would like the background to be located on the page and if you would like the background to scroll with the page or not.

Apply to all pages:

You can choose to apply the same background to all of the pages on your site instead of changing the background on each page individually:

1. Click on "Edit Page Design", then click on "Format Background" and "Apply to All Pages".
2. A dialog box will open asking you to confirm whether you would like to apply the change to all the pages on your site, click on "Apply and Save" if you would like to go ahead.

For more information on personalizing your style please check out our tutorial: [Personalize your Style](

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Is this only for the upgraded package? I don't have a "format background" in my "edit page design" under the free yola.
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Hello Alayna

It does not matter if you have a free account or not. Some styles do not allow you to change the background color or image. If you would like to customize your background, you will need to select a style which does offer customized backgrounds. If you would like to know which styles offer the option to edit the background color or image, please see the Yola Style Guide.