How to Use Tags
- Tagging Posts
- Searching Tags
- Tracked Tags
- Linking to Tags
What are tags?
Tags make it easier for readers to find posts about a specific topic on your blog. e.g. Tag your photographs with photography or your trip posts with travel.
How do I tag my posts?
It’s easy! When you create a post, enter the tags in the last field of the form. If you’re using the bookmarklet, go to “Advanced” to enter tags.
- You don't need to put a tag in quotes or start with a hashtag.
- Hit enter after each tag, or a comma if you're using the bookmarklet.
Will tags show up on all posts?
Yes, but only if you’re using certain themes. You can find themes that list tags with each post in the Theme Garden. Even if a theme doesn’t show post tags, tags can still be searched.
How do tags work on password-protected blogs?
You can add tags to keep your posts organized, but they will only be searchable through your blog, not the rest of Tumblr.
How do I search tags?
- Enter the tag in the "Search Tags" box at the top of your Dashboard.
- Hit enter.
Can I search for multiple tags at once?
No, that’s not supported.
What are tracked tags?
Tracked tags are a great way to follow your passions on Tumblr! You can access your tracked tags by clicking the “Search tags” box at the top of your Dashboard. New posts will be reflected in the number below the tag name.
Pro-tip: Hit the tab key and your tracked tags will pop open in a menu on your Dashboard.
How do I track a tag?
- Enter the tag in the “Search tags” box at the top of your Dashboard.
- Hit enter.
- Click “track” in the search box.
How do I stop tracking a tag?
- Click the “Search tags” box at the top of your Dashboard.
- Click the name of the tag.
- Roll over “tracking” and click “untrack.”
Linking to Tags
Can I link to specific tags?
Sure! To direct users to all posts with a specific tag, just use tag links that start with your blog’s web address and include the specific tags you want to reference.
These tag filter links will only show the 200 most recent posts with that tag in reverse chronological (latest posts on top).
To display posts in chronological order (older posts on top), add /chrono to the end of the tag URL (i.e. http://staff.tumblr.com/tagged/features/chrono).
How do I create a Page that redirects to my posts with a specific tag?
- Click Settings (the gear icon) at the top of your Dashboard.
- Click the blog you’d like to update on the left side of the page.
- Click “Customize” in the Theme section.
- Click “Pages.”
- Click “Add a Page.”
- Type the name of the Page URL you’d like to use after the slash (/).
- In the menu at the top, change the page Type from Standard Layout to Redirect.
- Type or paste the URL of the tag filter that you want the Page to redirect to.
- Check the box that says "Show a link to this page.”
- In the field next to the checkbox, give the Page a title.
- Click “Create page.”