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Make Background Image Of Your Blog Clickable With This CSS Tweak


UPDATE 



+Kanyi Okeke alerted me via comments that once you implement it on a Blogger blog, it automatically links anything on the page to the link in the code above.I will find a solution to this and update this post asap.





Earlier today, +Temi Baby  asked me how to make the background image of her blog clickable and probably link to an external website, while also ensuring that the link opens in a new tab/window. Initially, I thought such won't be possible on a Blogger blog but after making some research, I realized it's possible and can be achieved with css.



You can see a demo at www.wizkid-download.blogspot.com. Clicking on the background image on desktop and mobile view of the blog takes you to blogger.com + it opens in a new window/tab without taking you away from the blog page.



So, let me assume you've already added a background image to your blog.



==> Log in to www.blogger.com, go to your blog dashboard, click "Templates" > "Edit HTML"



==> Click inside the HTML editor, press CTRL F on your keyboard to find < body



==> Directly under < body, paste the code below:



<a href="http://www.nairaforsms.com" id="blogbackground-link" target="_blank"> </a>



==> Replace www.nairaforsms.com with the link you want the background to open when clicked.



==> Click "Save Template".



==> Click inside the HTML editor again and use CTRL F to find ]]></b:skin>



==> Paste the css code below, directly above ]]></b:skin>




#blogbackground-link {

    position: absolute;

    top: 0;

    left: 0;

    width: 100%;

    z-index: 1;

    height: 4000px;

}



==> Click "Save Template".



View your blog, click on the background image and it should open your link in a new tab/window.



That's all.



Don't know how to add background image to your blog?



Paste the css code below, directly above ]]></b:skin>




body {

    background-image: url('http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Rtlf89qVXOM/Uz8h_igoffI/AAAAAAAAJww/hv_6SudT-JE/s1600/Nairaforsms-300x250AD_optim.jpg');   

    background-position: top center;

    z-index: 1;

    background-attachment: scroll;

    background-repeat: repeat-y;

    background-color: grey;

}



Carefully replace the highlighted link; http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Rtlf89qVXOM/Uz8h_igoffI/AAAAAAAAJww/hv_6SudT-JE/s1600/Nairaforsms-300x250AD_optim.jpg with the link to your background image.



That's all.



NB: If you are a WordPress user,  copy and paste the code below, directly below the <body tag.



<a href='http://www.nairaforsms.com' id='blogbackground-link' target='_blank'> </a>



Thereafter, you can paste the css code in your custom css file.



==> Replace nairaforsms.com with the link you want to use



I hope it works for you. Let me know via comments, if there are challenges.

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