Missing Custom Design features in WordPress Premium

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    Original poster

    Hi! We’re an independent publication and we’ve been trying to customise some features in our website for our online articles. There are a few things we need help with:

    1. We’ve just purchased Premium, which is supposed to come with the “Custom Design” privileges, but the option to select background images for the site isn’t there. What can we do about this?

    2. How do we switch between using the single-column and double-column format for different posts?

    Some articles can only work in a single-column format (e.g. long interviews, because if they were in a double-column, it would be inconvenient for readers to scroll all the way back up to the top of the page to continue reading).

    3. Lastly! Are we able to use a different logo from the start page for all our other pages? How would we go about doing this?


    Original poster

    Just to follow up on question 2 –

    we manually set the div width to 200% to try to fix the issue for this post: https://mynahmag.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/in-conversation-jennifer-anne-champion-and-pooja-nansi

    but that’s obviously messed up how it looks on mobile. We were wondering if there was a more elegant fix for this problem?

    Thank you!


    Theme Author

    Hey there 👋

    1. As it happens, Oxford only supports backgrounds colors and not background images. Are you hoping to set just one background image for all of your pages? If yes, I’d be happy to provide you some custom code to point you in the right direction.

    2. Switching between the two layouts is a bit tricky. What you’ll essentially want to do if find your posts’s ID (using Firebug or Web Inspector) then apply the following specifically to that page. Here’s an example:

    .postid-78 .content-columns {
        -webkit-column-count: 1;
        -moz-column-count: 1;
        column-count: 1;
        -webkit-column-gap: 0;
        -moz-column-gap: 0;
        column-gap: 0;

    3. That’s really tricky, and not something you can do without a lot of custom code for each page. Sorry about that!

    Let us know how you go!


    Original poster

    The single column code works perfectly and now the site looks great on mobile.

    Would it be possible to have the code for setting a background image? Is there also custom code for setting background colours for specific pages? I believe I read something about that on the theme page but I might have been mistaken. We tried doing it ourselves but we couldn’t get the colour to extend to the whole page without borders.

    One more question: We tried to select a pink for header text and links but the theme keeps changing it to a red. Is there a restricted list of accent colours for the theme?

    The theme is great and makes the site look really slick so thank you for creating it and for all the support!


    Theme Author

    Glad to hear we’re making progress!

    To add a background image specifically to this post, for example, try this snippet:

    body.postid-78 {
        background-image: url('https://mynahmag.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/ic-01.png');
    body.postid-78 #content-wrapper {
        background-color: transparent;

    Be sure to replace the background image with a URL of the image you’d actually like to use 😀

    You’re right; WordPress.com applies some tricky color adjusting so that text is never too light for the given background. I don’t believe there’s anyway to override this, sorry.

    I hope this helps!

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