Tumblr Guides

Tumblr tips, tricks, and simple guides to help you make a better Tumblr blog and grow your audience!

How to Connect Twitter to Your Tumblr Theme

Tumblr has built-in support for Twitter and it’s very easy to set it up. Just follow these two steps to share your Twitter feed on your blog!

It’s a great way to share your latest tweets and posts with readers of your Tumblr blog, and encourage people to follow you and interact. You can also use this feature to automatically share your new Tumblr posts on Twitter — really handy!

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How to Add Custom CSS to Your Tumblr Theme

You have your Tumblr blog set up, but you need to tweak the colors or sizes and you can’t find the options in the Customizer panel? Don’t worry. Tumblr has a Custom CSS field that allows you to add snippets of code to help you with this.

CSS (or Cascading Style Sheets) is a language used to define the style, colors, and layout of your site. Every theme has it’s own CSS styling and Tumblr also offers the ability to add Custom CSS.

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How to Install a Tumblr Theme

Installing a theme that you’ve bought directly from Tumblr is easy. Just click the Install button and choose the blog you’d like to apply the theme to. However, if you purchased your new theme elsewhere, you might wonder how to get things set up.

Today we’re taking a look at how to install a Tumblr theme you’ve bought from anywhere else!

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How to Disable Tumblr’s Default Mobile Theme

Since November 2016, mobile and tablet use exceeded desktop for the first time in the world. Some months before, Google announced that it would favor sites that were mobile-friendly in terms of ranking. So being mobile-friendly in 2017 is fundamental.

Let’s take a look at how you can optimise your Tumblr theme for mobile, making the most of the functionality of your theme by disabling the default mobile look-and-feel!

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How to Add a Read More Link to Tumblr Post

Some Tumblr blogs rely on lots of text content. When they appear on the homepage as a continuous stream of text the solution is to use the Keep Reading link.

This is functionality that Tumblr offers and can be used in any theme that shows the full-text content of each post on the homepage. It’s a great way to keep your blog looking neat and simple!

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How to Show Liked Posts on Your Tumblr Blog

Tumblr makes it possible to show liked posts from other Tumblr blogs on your own website, for your followers to see what you’ve discovered and enjoyed. It’s just a case of tweaking a setting, and making sure you’re using a suitable theme!

Read on to find out how to enable this for your theme, and share your likes with the world.

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How to Add Comments to Tumblr in 5 Minutes

Having comments on a blog is a way to let readers participate in the conversation, and promote a community around the topic you are writing about. Today we’re looking at how to add comments to Tumblr on your blog in a few easy steps.

Tumblr doesn’t have an integrated commenting system, but you can use other options. Keep reading to learn how.

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How to Connect a Custom Tumblr Domain

It’s important to keep a consistent brand across every platform, and Tumblr isn’t an exception. You can make your Tumblr accessible through a custom Tumblr domain (e.g. blog.yourwebsite.com) by following these three simple steps!

By default, the website address for your blog will be yourusername.tumblr.com. However, you can connect a custom domain to your blog to make it look more professional. Either a full domain (like yourwebsite.com), or a subdomain (like blog.yourwebsite.com). Here’s how to do it!

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