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6 Best Sources of Beautiful Background Images for Your Next WordPress Website

The Internet has its fair share of websites powered by WordPress. The best thing about working with a WordPress theme is that it comes with a number of support options for beautiful background images. As the web design trend takes its toll, one can find a number of high-resolution images that they can integrate with the background of their WordPress website to make it look savvier.

Today, we are going to discuss some of the best options you can find on the Internet for free when it comes to finding cool background images for websites, which can easily be integrated with the backend of your WordPress.

How to Add a Full-Screen Background Image in WordPress?

Some WordPress websites don’t offer a full-screen background support. If such is the case with you, let me help you identify how you can add a full-screen background image to you WordPress easily.

If you are familiar with the ins and outs of WordPress, I am sure that installing and activating plugins at the backend ring a bell. The WordPress Plugin, known as the Simple Full-Screen Background Image plugin, when installed, helps you accomplish this feat.

Once you have activated the plugin on your WordPress, navigate to Appearance >> Fullscreen BG Image and upload the image of your choice for your website background image.

Related Read: Cool Textures in Web Design

It is recommended to use an image which is approximately 1600×1200 pixels.

Every Image on the Internet is Licensed

Almost all the images on the Internet are protected by copyright laws. Even if an image is not protected by a copyright law, you should have the courtesy not to assume it is up for grabs.

However, there are several websites that offer free images which you can legally include as a background image. Usually, cool background images fill the entire screen of the website, hence what you are actually looking for, is a really large image. An image with a size of 1920×1080 px is an ideal option.

Let’s take a look at some interesting and cool places where you can find free images to use as website background images.

Aren’t we all eager to find a website that is easy to navigate around? When it comes to searching the right website background image, is one website that allows easy website browsing. You can specify which images you would want to cover and what categories they belong to. You can also specify how to search them and whether they offer you an enormous collection of high-quality images or not.


If you are looking for free & beautiful photographs coming from an extremely generous group of photographers, look no further than Unsplash. The stellar platform offers beautiful and mesmerizing website images that communicate value to its users. It is a treasure trove of all kinds of stock images, so you will have to dig around a bit to find the right one for your website. All the images on Unsplash are high-resolution.


Magdeline is one place where you can find a wide array of free and beautiful stock images. Magdeline platform allows you to easily browse images based on distinct categories, tags or choosing a dominant color. It comes with a unique and useful feature called browsing by color. It is a very interesting feature that enables you to search up a cool background image that compliments the whole of your color scheme.


Looking for stunning photographs and interesting vector graphics to be a part of your website? Well, look no further than PixaBay. It comes with a magnanimous collection of aesthetically pleasing photographs and website background images which you can utilize on WordPress. You can also browse images based on categories or you can set them based on the editor’s choice.


Are you aiming to acquire a rather enormous collection of free stock images for your website? PicJumbo is your go-to place. It is a vast collection of free images where you can easily find any type of background website images of your choice. All images on PicJumbo are sorted as per their relevant categories and tags. The website contains a range of images which are of the highest quality and can be easily used on a WordPress blog. Not only that, but you can also use these images for your website background images as well.


Although all of the above websites which I have included on our list are free, Shutterstock is one place which is not free but worth a mention on this list. Why do I believe that Shutterstock is worth a mention here? It’s because the library of Shutterstock is simply phenomenal. You can find just about every illustration, graphics and website background image of the highest quality on Shutterstock. The only downside of using Shutterstock is that you will be required to purchase the high-quality images available.

Searching for the right beautiful background image can turn into a cumbersome task. Especially, when you are searching for a cool background image for your WordPress website. You can’t just go around and pick one from Google if you want to give your website some unique look and feel.

Do you want your website design in Dubai to be increasingly effective? Why not consider the following aspects to make your website design increasingly effective. I hope it was a good read. If it was then please feel free to share it on Facebook or Twitter.

Ashad Ubaid
Ashad Ubaid
Ashad Ubaid Ur Rehman is a Digital Content Producer at Branex. He has worked on several platforms. He has ample amount of experience in writing content on SaaS products, social media marketing, content marketing, technology & gadgets, online/offline gaming, affiliate marketing reviews, search engine optimization, productivity & leadership. He is a skilled and talented individual with all the perks of being a hallmark writer.

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