Xanga Backgrounds HOWTO

Uploading a background to your xanga profile is easy and you don't need Xanga premium for it. Just follow the steps outlined on this page!

1. Choose the background you like and save it
2. Upload your background to ImageShack.us
3. Edit your Xanga profile (Look & Feel)
4. Enjoy!

1. Choose the background you like and save it

We have tons of backgrounds on this site, both seamless tileable backgrounds and wallpapers. Browse through the galleries and check out the previews until you find one you like.

When you click on the image or press sample for desktops (1), you get a popup screen with a preview. Click on the coloured boxes a bit to see how the background works with different text colours. If you like the background, then click "View or download this image (2).

Then right-click on the image and choose "save image as..." to save it on your own computer. It doesn't matter where you save it, just remember where you put it.

2. Upload your image to ImageShack.us

If you have Xanga premium, you can upload directly to their site but otherwise you can just use any free hosting service. Go to the website imageshack.us or use the form below:

  • Click Browse (1)
  • Select the image you just saved in the previous step and click Open (2)
  • Then click Host it! (3) and you're done uploading!
  • Now you will see a bunch of links. Copy-paste the link at "Direct link to image". It will look like this.

3. Edit your Xanga profile (Look & Feel)

Now comes the fun part! You may also want to check out Xanga's own helpfile. We made a small example profile at xanga.com/backgroundsarchive. Drop us a note in the guestbook!
  • Go to the Look and Feel Editor and find the part that says Background
  • At Pic: type in the link you copy-pasted in the previous step.
  • Xanga gives you the option to selecting tiling or non-tiling mode. Usually, you will select "Repeat in all directions" for a tileable background and "centered" for a wallpaper.
  • Go to the bottom of the page and click Save Changes.

4. Enjoy!

Now show your profile to all your friends and show off your cool new background! If you have any questions, just contact Serhat or Madelon on this site or email us at support AT backgroundsarchive DOT com. Good luck!

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