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Free Wallpaper Script

Free wallpaper website script

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20,111 downloads since 2009-12-01 — 2.5MB


  • It is FREE
  • Add/Edit/Delete Wallpapers
  • Manage Wallpaper categories
  • Manage Users
  • Manage tags
  • Comment wallpapers
  • Rate wallpapers up or down. Rating done by unique IP
  • List wallpapers by category, tag, most downloaded, most downloaded last week, by rating, by date
  • Upload wallpapers without registration
  • SEO friendly links
  • Auto resize wallpapers


Free wallpaper script is PHP script to create wallpaper website. It is simple in use and serves to list and share wallpapers. Wallpaper script allows to list wallpapers by category, tag in 4 different orders. You can order wallpapers by date, download count, downloads in last 7 days, rating.

Each wallpaper has indicator bars to display total download ratio, download ratio in last 7 days and positive or negative rating. Everyone can rate any wallpaper up or down allowing site visitors to demonstrate what wallpapers they like and which ones they don’t. It gives idea about what people like.

Free Wallpaper Script automatically resizes wallpaper on upload to thumbnails. On download request site will display available standard wallpaper sizes according to originally uploaded wallpaper and resize it to chosen download size.

Looking for reliable web hosting for your wallpaper site I recommend using Bluehost. They allow to host unlimited number of domains and sites. Bluehost is good for trying several websites to build and grow those that get a traction. I used them before and was very happy with their features and customer service.

Many bloggers use it to host WordPress blogs. Check my beginner tutorial for starting a WordPress blog. As my web site grew I moved to dedicated server.

Disclaimer: I do earn a commission if you choose Bluehost to host your wallpaper website. If you do purchase through my affiliate link, thank you for your support!

Screenshots of free wallpaper script

Wallpaper website script requirements

  • PHP 5
  • MYSQL Database
  • GD Library or ImageMagick
  • Apache 2 or above
  • Apache Mod_rewrite enabled for SEO friendly URLs


How to install free wallpaper script?

You can create a wallpaper website by completing this 4 step installation process.

  1. Buy domain and get hosting (I recommend Bluehost)
  2. Download free wallpaper script .zip file from current page
  3. Unzip and upload its contents to your server.
  4. Navigate your web browser to URL where you uploaded script and follow on page one step installation process.

How to update wallpaper script?

  1. Backup /sys/config.php file
  2. Backup your database as precaution
  3. Override /sys/ and /public/ folders
  4. Copy backed config.php file to /sys/ folder. This is very important:
    if you forget to copy old config file and run script, you can accidentally install new script and loose all your wallpapers by overriding database.
  5. Open your website in browser and login to admin panel
  6. Click upgrade on admin panel notification

To run script on your server make sure you meet system requirements.


Free wallpaper script demo website resets every hour.

Frontpage demo

Admin demo of wallpaper website script can be viewed at
Admin login: [email protected]
Password: admin

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a link/feature for user registration?

No, there is not much registered user can do on wallpaper site. Wallpaper website visitors can rate wallpapers and comment on them without registration.

Is there bulk wallpaper upload?

Yes we added bulk upload feature to wallpaper script and it is available from version 1.2.1. Upload inactions can be found in “Wallpapers” -> “Bulk upload” page inside admin panel. Bulk upload uses .csv file format.

How to monetize a wallpaper website?

You can monetize wallpaper website with banner ads and contextual ads. Ad networks similar to Google AdSense and BuySellAds can be used. Currently there is no widgets so you need to add custom JavaScript code for ads to your custom theme files.

Where to find great photos to upload to my wallpaper website?

  • You can shoot great photos that can be used as wallpaper yourself.
  • Design wallpapers with programs like Photoshop or photo editing mobile apps.
  • Get free images from web sites like, Flickr, unsplash etc. Pay attention for not using copyrighted images.
  • You can find promotional images from official car websites and use as a wallpaper.

Change log

  • Version: 1.2.5 (16.06.2012)
    • Removed unused calls to author and category links in wallpaper.php template.
    • Added option to auto approve comments by registered users. Default value is set to false when updating, true on new installs.
    • Added version number to the bottom of admin area.
  • Version: 1.2.4 (29.05.2012)
    • Fixed bug for non PDO users when installing script. Checking for pdo without calling autoloader.
  • Version: 1.2.3 (03.04.2012)
    • renamed ParseCsv.php helper file to ParseCSV.php
    • Since release of bulk upload I was getting same bug report over and over again. Finally working with forum members realized that some Linux servers were using case sensitive file names  I guess it was affecting 10%-20% of all installations. Finally it is fixed in Wallpaper Script version 1.2.3 which can be downloaded from script page. Thank you all forum users for pointing this and helping to fix.
    • Other big bug fix is UTF-8 category names and URL. Especially for Russian characters it was generating wrong category links which were resulting as 404 pages.
    • Also fixed category editing bug where instead of renaming category it was adding new one.
  • Version: 1.2.2 (02.04.2012)
    • fixed editing category, was adding new category instead of updating it.
    • fixed category URL bug where non Latin characters ware changed by strtolower, resulting in wrong category links. Fixes problem with Cyrillic category names.
    • fixed case sensitive file name requirement for linux servers. fixed problems with use_helper(‘ParseCSV’);
  • Version: 1.2.1 (03.06.2011)
    • Removed all short tags as it was reported some web hosts do not allow to switch it on by changing php.ini. So all php short tags like <?= and <? replaced with <?php echo tags. This issue is pointed out thanks to Dudeist
    • Bulk upload required ParseCsv.php helper to be loaded manually in some servers. Added loading this helper to script. Thanks to dn3 for solving this issue.
  • Version: 1.2 (10.04.2011)
    • added no PDO option check on install
    • added check for directory permission for uploads on install
    • added check for PHP version 5 on install
    • added tags to use as page meta keywords for seo
    • added display template select tool
    • added bulk upload feature. upload via ftp csv and images to folder. then use some custom page to import them.
    • added language support (added turkish translation)
    • added script related news feed to admin dashboard.
    • added option to disable script related news feed.
    • added option for custom wallpaper sizes. Leave this option empty to use default sizes.
    • added option for upgrade database. admin/upgrade/
    • added jQuery version 1.5
    • fixed 404 problem if category has no wallpaper
    • fixed new users automatically verified because they are added by admin
    • fixed duplicate user emails
    • removed default template in application core and used custom templates in user-content/ folder
  • Version: 1.1 (15.01.2011)
    • Fixed category selection when uploading new wallpaper
    • It has been a year since first release of Free Wallpaper Script. With more than 3000 downloads we got lots of requests and how to questions during past period. Most requested features were bulk upload and localization of script. They will be added in next update.
    • We opened a discussion forum for questions and suggestions regarding free wallpaper script. This way questions and solutions will be available to all and be more useful.
  • Version: 1.0 (18.12.2009)
    • Initial release: wallpapers, categories, users, comments.


Creative Commons LicenseFree Wallpaper Script by Veppa Hal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.