Change Background of Sections or Widgets

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You can provide a background image, video, or color to sections of your Faithlife Site. Many widgets also allow for a custom background.

Note: You must be a member of your church’s website team or an admin or moderator in your parent church group to manage your church website. If you want to allow someone else at your church to manage website content, assign the individual to your website team. Learn more about assigning people to your team.

1. Enter Edit Mode.

Navigate to your church website. If you’re not already signed in, select Sign in in the top right-hand corner and sign in with your Faithlife account. Click Edit Site in the top right-hand corner of the page.

Note: Alternatively, click on Websites in the Admin panel of your church group and choose Edit site.

2. Edit a section or widget.

Click the edit icon on any section or widget.

Note: The image above shows editing the section. To edit the inner widget, however, you’d click the inner edit icon .

3. Provide a custom background.

You can provide custom background for sections and many widgets.

Section Backgrounds

Sections offer three options: color, image, or video. Choose which to use for your section.

Background Color

Color sets a single background color for the section.

Background Image

Image shows a background image for the section. You can overlay a dark or light color over any image so your text is still accessible and easy-to-read. The mask intensity sets the opacity for the overlay color. Click the photo icon to upload a photo or choose from available stock imagery. Learn more about uploading to your file vault. Check Use parallax motion when scrolling for a more dynamic affect on scroll. 

Background Image

Video shows a background video for the section. We recommend the following video settings:

  • Format: We support all video formats and standard refresh rates.
  • Resolution: Choose a video of at least 1200px wide.
  • Duration: Choose a video 40 seconds or less in length.

You can overlay a dark or light color over any image so your text is still accessible and easy-to-read. The mask intensity sets the opacity for the overlay color. Learn more about uploading to your file vault. When you add a video to a section background, we ask you provide a still image for mobile devices. If left blank, a background color will display on mobile.

Widgets Backgrounds

When supported, widgets offer options for either background images or colors with the same options as the section background.

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