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Background Patterns


This plugin integrates with WP 3.0 built-in Custom Backgrounds, and enables you to choose from a growing collection of patterns provided by Subtle Patterns.

To updaters: Please note, you might need to reselect your chosen pattern.


  • Admin options


  1. Upload the whole plugin directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Goto Appearance -> Backgrounds.
  4. Select a pattern and rest.
  5. Enjoy!


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  • Minor bug fix


  • Complete integration with WP3.0 Custom Backgrounds