In the comments section of How to set Featured Image as Header's background using Backstretch in Genesis a user asked:
I’m curious how this concept could be integrated with Monochrome Pro. For single posts, it’s already using it’s own backstretch between the site-header and site-inner with the author’s user profile image overlaid, but only if the post has a featured image. I would love to set a default backstretch/image and display the author profile image even if there is not a featured image.
When viewing single Post pages in Monochrome Pro, if a featured image is present, the post page will appear with a user gravatar and the content seemingly being pulled on top of the image.
For posts that do not have a featured image, the post page will appear without the user gravatar and any image.
We can set a fallback image (from images directory) to appear for posts that do not have a featured image so there is consistency in the appearance of single posts.
Upload your desired fallback image (1600 x 600 recommended) to Monochrome Pro's images directory as say, single-default.jpg.
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