How to Use Tags

Tagging Posts

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.

Tips:

  • 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 the tags I use be displayed on my blog?

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, your tags can still be searched across Tumblr.

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.

You can learn more about searching tags on our search results page.

Tracked Tags

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. This number will not appear if you’re tracking more than 20 tags.

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?

  1. Open a tag page by clicking the tag anywhere on the Dashboard or browsing to tumblr.com/tagged/TAGNAME.
  2. From there, to start tracking the new tag, just click the track button in the search bar.

How do I stop tracking a tag?

  1. Click the “Search tags” box at the top of your Dashboard.
  2. Click the name of the tag.
  3. Roll over “tracking” and click “untrack.”

How do I link to specific tags?

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.

Examples:
http://staff.tumblr.com/tagged/features
http://staff.tumblr.com/tagged/events

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?

Learn how to do that here.

Troubleshooting

Why aren’t my posts appearing on tag pages?

If your blog is brand new, your tagged posts won’t appear on tag pages. First, make sure you’ve verified your account via the email we sent when you joined Tumblr. Then, after you've used your account for a while to follow other blogs, like posts, and customize your blog's appearance, your posts will start appearing on tag pages.