It’s not uncommon for a highly buzzed startup to suddenly close-up shop, in the fast-paced world of technology. And, it’s even more difficult to become an established site that users flock to daily, with so much competition out there. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case with Tumblr for David Karp.

It’s become one of the most popular and hyped sites online, ever since the microblogging site launched in 2007. Tumblr has become an absolute phenomenon where people share everything from lighthearted cartoons to images of a war-torn country, besides the millions of new blogs being created consistently.

There’s even a Tumblr that will make you feel a little bit better about your topic if you’re a graduate or undergraduate freaking out over a thesis. And, you can also use Tumblr as a great marketing tool, if you’re an innovative brand, like these clever 21 bands. 

In short, Tumblr is everywhere. Is not only entertaining but also a great resource for inspiration. And, as it’s not going anywhere anytime soon, you should probably beef up your knowledge on the social networking site. So, questions being asked by people around the world about Tumblr have been compiled here.

What is Tumblr used for?

A social media and blogging tool that allows users to publish a “tumblelog”, or short blog posts is Tumblr. The ability of users to heavily customize their pages and the free-form nature of the site is Tumblr’s major differentiator. As nearly all other social networks have standardized profile pages with limited design flexibility, this is the exception to the rule.

With Tumblr we can do: 

  • Finding Friends
  • Interacting With Friends
  • Portfolio
  • Photo Blogging
  • Travel Blogging
  • Business Blo
  • Hobby Blogging

How to download Tumblr Videos?

Download Using Google Chrome:

  • Step 1: Choose the video that you need to download. Click on the Share button. Then click the Permalink button. On a separate tab, this will open the video page.
  • Step 2:  Right-Click on the video. Select View Frame Source.
  • Step 3: Search for a link with the tag “video_file”, on the frame source code page. To search text on a web page, press CTRL + F or Command + F on your keyboard.
  • Step 4: Right-Click on this link. To save the video file to your computer, choose Save Link As.

Download Using Mobile App

  • Step 1: Install the Tumbloader app on your phone or tablet if you have an Android device.
  • Step 2: Then as you normally would do, browse Tumblr using the official Tumblr app. Simply click the Share button and then choose Tumbloader as the share option, whenever you want to download a video.
    The video file will be opened in the Tumbloader app by this.
  • Step 3: To download the video to your phone, click on the Download button.

Tumbloader allows you to download videos from Instagram as well. The process is almost the same.

Tumblr guide

Tumblr guide

How to log out of Tumblr?

Tumblr is pretty user-friendly. Some features and settings are tucked away and out of sight. This can be pretty frustrating sometimes, forcing you to click around until you find what you’re looking for.

Log out of Tumblr on desktop

  • Step 1: On your Tumblr dashboard, to open the Account drop-down menu, click on your person icon (located in the top-right corner).
  • Step 2: From the top of the menu, click “Log out”.
  • Step 3: Click OK when asked if you’re sure you want to log out.

Log out of Tumblr on mobile

Launch the app to log out of Tumblr on your phone. Your dashboard will be displayed.

  • Step 1: Click the person icon positioned at the bottom right of the screen. You will be taken to your personal Tumblr page by doing this.
  • Step 2: From the top right of the screen, tap the gear icon. Then you will be taken to your Settings.
  • Step 3: Next, tap the General Settings bar at the top.
  • Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of this page. Tap “Log out”.
  • Step 5: Tumblr will ask you if you’re sure you want to do so after you’ve tapped “Log out”. Tap “Log out”. Voila! You’re outta there!

How to block tags on Tumblr?

Tumblr’s Safe Mode doesn’t work as well as advertised and will only block adult content. What if you needed to block some types of posts from appearing on your feed?

This guide is for you if you ever wanted to block posts with certain tags from appearing on your Tumblr feed. We’ll tell you exactly how tags can be blacklisted on Tumblr, step-by-step.

Block Tags Using The Filtering System:

Using its built-in Filtering system is the simplest way to block tags on Tumblr

  • Step 1: Log in to your Tumblr dashboard. Click on the Account icon. Choose Settings
  • Step 2: To find the Filtering section, scroll down.
  • Step 3: To start adding tags to your blacklist, click on the Edit button next to the Filtered Tags section.

Simply type a tag. Then, to save, hit the Enter key.

Block Tags Using Tumblr Savior

You can use the Tumblr Savior Chrome plugin if you want an advanced way to block tags. This plugin comes with a blacklist as well as a whitelist. This always shows posts with specific tags and allows you to block certain tags.

Many other useful tools and functions, such as getting notifications whenever a post matching a blacklisted tag is blocked, removing Google Analytics trackers, hiding Tumblr source attribution, and more are also featured in this.

This plugin is only available for Chrome and Firefox desktop users and that is its only downside.

How to delete a Tumblr account?

Through the “Edit appearance” menu, you can delete your Tumblr account. If you delete your Tumblr account, then it can’t be recovered. Deleting your account won’t automatically delete those posts from their blogs if other users have reblogged your Tumblr posts. You can also delete a specific blog instead of your entire account if you have multiple Tumblr blogs.

  1. Open Tumblr and log in. Then head to your dashboard
  2. From the top-right corner, click the icon that appears like a person’s head and shoulders.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select “Edit appearance” that is positioned underneath your blog’s name. You can click “Edit appearance” underneath any blog if you have multiple Tumblr blogs.
  4. Your “Blog Settings” page will open. Check the right side of the page, underneath “Blogs”, if you have multiple Tumblr blogs — make sure the selected blog has a star next to it. Click the one that does have a star, if it doesn’t have a star. This means it’s your “Primary.”
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click “Delete account.”
  6. Enter your email and password. Click “Delete everything.”

An email saying that your account has been deleted will soon be received.

How to get followers on Tumblr?

  1. Follow as many people as you can
  2. Start commenting on other Tumblr posts
  3. Frequently update with interesting pictures
  4. Timing is the key. Find the Best Time to Post on Tumblr
  5. Go social. Make new friends. Let them share your Tumblr posts
  6. Tumblr blog appearance is almost everything
  7. Spend quality time on Tumblr promotion
  8. Observe your Tumblr follower behaviour

How to change the font on Tumblr post?

Including title, description and links, Tumblr’s Customize page can be used to make basic changes to your blog. It does not provide the option to customize the font-family or size, while this page enables you to customize font colours. 

Fortunately, to change the font found in the body of your blog, you can use Tumblr’s HTML editor, located on the Customize page.

  1. Go to the Tumblr Customize page. Log in to your Tumblr account (see link in Resources).
  2. Click on the “Edit HTML” button. By containing the code for your Tumblr blog’s theme, the HTML editor will appear.
  3. To open the Find tool, press “Ctrl-F”  and then enter “font-family” (without the quotations) into the field next to Find. To search for the text in the HTML code, click “OK”. To continue searching for additional results for “font-family” until you locate the section of code inside the body { tag, repeat the process.
  4. After “font-family ” with the font, you wish to use for the body of your blog, replace the font. To help optimize Web browser compatibility, it is recommended that at least two fonts, separated with a comma, must be included by you. For example, ‘Times New Roman’ using single-quotes, replace to surround the font name, ‘Courier New’ with ‘Arial’. You must attach its CSS style sheet in your theme’s header, to use a non-standard Web font (see Tips).
  5. With a font size expressed in pixels followed by a semicolon, replace the value after “font-size:”. For example, enter “font-size: 12px;” (without the quotations).
  6. To verify the font appears correctly in the preview of your theme, click the “Update Preview” button.
  7. To save these changes to your Tumblr blog’s theme, click the “Save” button.

Who unfollowed me on Tumblr?

Tumblr Stalkr is a follower of checker/tracker. It lets you find out who isn’t following you back, who unfollowed you, and who you don’t follow back. Directly from within Stalkr, you can instantly unfollow those that have unfollowed you or don’t follow you back.

How to change Tumblr themes?

  • Step 1: From the top-right corner, click on the Account icon.
  • Step 2: Select Edit Appearance.
  • Step 3: Then click on the Edit Theme button
  • Step 4: Click on Browse Themes.
  • Step 5: From the directory, find a theme you like. Select the theme you like. Then click on the Use button.

How To Install Tumblr Themes?

Now, let’s say that from a third-party marketplace like Themelantic, you’ve bought a high-quality premium theme. A little bit of extra work is required on installing these premium themes.

  • Step 1: Extract its content after you download your theme.ZIP file from the theme marketplace.
  • Step 2: You’ll find an HTML file inside the extracted folder titled “Install” if you’ve bought the theme from a premium marketplace like Themelantic. Then using your browser, open this file  (eg: Chrome, Firefox).

Simply find the main .html file containing the theme code and open it using a code editor, if the .ZIP file doesn’t have an Install.html file. Using Brackets for this job is recommended by us.

  • Step 3: Select all code in the .html file. Click CTRL + C to copy the code.
  • Step 4: Go back to your Tumblr dashboard. By clicking on the Account icon on the top-right corner, open the theme editor. Click Edit Appearance, and then click the Edit Theme button.
  • Step 5: Click on Edit HTML. Select all code in the HTML window. Then delete it (don’t forget to backup the code before deleting it).
  • Step 6: Then into the Tumblr editor, paste the theme code that you copied from the Premium theme .html file.
  • Step 7: See how the theme looks by clicking the Update Preview button and. Click the Save button to keep using this new theme.

You can customize the theme to your preference after finishing the installation.

How to post on Tumblr?

  • Step 1: To create an account, visit tumblr.com and select the “Sign up” option. You will be expected to generate a unique blog name. There will be a small arrow next to your blog name. To choose which blog you will post to, click the arrow. You will create and alter the content for this post in the dialogue box that appears is where you.
  • Step 2: You’ll see a gear icon in the top right corner of the screen, in the dialogue box. To add the content source, select the gear. Set a unique URL. Set a post date. Allow replies. The settings for this particular post will be altered by this. But not all posts.
  • Step 3: In the text box, type a title for your post. To change the font, add photos, add hyperlinks, and customize your post, you also have a toolbar below. The selected text will be made bold by the “B” icon; italicize it by the “i” icon, and the “S” will strike through the text. The infinity loop will add a hyperlink. The loop with the line through it will remove a hyperlink.

Next, you are having the choice to add bullets or numbering to your text. The final few options are associated with adding other media add-ons and photos. To your post, you can add tags or labels. To post to social media, you can select the “f” icon to post to Facebook and the bird icon to post to Twitter.

  • Step 4:  You can select the blue “Post” button after you finish creating your post. You have now shared your first Tumblr post with the world!
Material Design Android App

Material Design Android App

How to change Tumblr backgrounds?

  1. With your username and password, log in to Tumblr. Your Tumblr dashboard displays.
  2. To open the Settings page, click the gear icon in the top navigation bar.
  3. To open the Settings screen for your Tumblr blog, click the title of your blog in the left menu.
  4. to open the Customize menu in the left pane, click the “Customize” button in the Theme section.
  5. To display the colour picker, click the “Background Color” option.
  6. To close the tool, click on the desired background colour, and then click the “X” in the upper left corner of the colour picker. The background colour is changed. From the Edit menu, by clicking “Edit HTML” at the top of the page, you can also directly access the HTML code to open the HTML Editing window in the left pane and get direct access to the HTML code.
  7. To change the header graphic, click the “Upload” button in the Header Image section. The file selector opens. Navigate to and click on a new image. Then click “Open.” As your blog header, the new graphic is uploaded.
  8. To save your changes, click “Save”. To close the editing panel, then click “Close”. Your changes are saved. The page redirects back to your dashboard.

How to add links in the Tumblr description?

  1. Log in to your account at tumblr.com. To edit at the top of the Dashboard, click the title of the blog you wish.
  2. For the current theme, click the “Customize theme” link on the right to bring up layout options. You are enabled to write a short introduction to your blog, which typically appears on every page by the Description box on the left-hand side.
  3. Specifying the hyperlink URL anywhere in the Description box to create a link, enter a “tag with an “href” attribute and close the tag with “. For example, with a text label of “Click Here”, click Here creates a hyperlink to url.com. The HTML code is recognised by Tumblr and then converted into a link when the blog is displayed.

How to delete all Tumblr posts?

  1. If you are already not logged in, the first login to your Tumblr blog account.
  2. Click on the Account at the top right corner of the screen from your Tumblr dashboard (https://www.tumblr.com/dashboard).
  3. Choose Posts to see all your Tumblr posts from the expanded menu.
  4. Now locate the Post to be Deleted when Tumblr display all the posts you have
  5. Click on Post Options located at the bottom right corner of the post.
  6. You will be presented with 2 options. Edit and Delete. Wait for the confirmation popup after choosing Delete.
  7. To delete your post permanently, click OK on the confirmation message.

For deleting a single to even a few posts on the Tumblr blog, this method which most of us know is good enough. 

How to add a link to Tumblr bio?

  1. On your Smartphone, open the Tumblr app and log in to it.
  2. From the bottom of your app, click on the “Profile” icon.
  3. Select the blog for which you want to add the link if you have multiple Tumblr blogs.
  4. Between the Search and Settings icon, you will find the “Colour Palette” icon. Click on it.
  5. To edit it, click on the “description” option.
  6. Now, you have to enter the HTML code. Here is an example:
  7. Click on the tick mark on the top of your screen, after adding the bio.
  8. To confirm your action, click on the “Save” button.

Now, the HTML code will be changed into a link. To visit your blog or website, others can click on the link.