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Featured image as CSS background property

Hi, how would I implement the loop with the_post_thumbnail function using CSS backgrounds?

For custom portfolios, I would like to display the images as CSS backgrounds rather than using <img>


2 Answers

Hi James,

To use an image as a (CSS) background you need the URL of the image.

For example:

<div style="background-image: url( <?php the_post_thumbnail_url(); ?> )" > </div>

For more info check: https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_post_thumbnail_url

Ahh yes, that's perfect. Thanks!