Here be a sample post with a custom background image. To utilize this "feature" just add the following YAML to a post's front matter.
image: background: filename.png
This little bit of YAML makes the assumption that your background image asset is in the
/images folder. If you place it somewhere else or are hotlinking from the web, just include the full http(s):// URL. Either way you should have a background image that is tiled.
If you want to set a background image for the entire site just add
background: filename.png to your
_config.yml and BOOM --- background images on every page!
Background images from Subtle Patterns (Subtle Patterns) / CC BY-SA 3.0