Ready to post something to your blog? Grand. Nothing is quite so invigorating as a fresh post.
On the web: You've got two buttons to choose from. Both are very easy to find.
On mobile: Just tap the blue compose button at the bottom of your screen.
On the web: In any post form, click the arrow next to your blog name. Choose the blog you want to post from.
On mobile: In any post form, tap your blog name. Choose the blog you want to post from.
You’ve got several options, my little friend.
On the web: First, open a new photo post form. From there, you can either:
Tip: To add click-through links, hover over the photo and click the link icon that appears in the top right corner.
Another tip: Take a selfie using your webcam by clicking on the li’l smiley face.
On mobile: Open a new photo post form. Take a photo, or upload one from your camera roll. Done. These aren’t even really instructions. These are just statements. That’s how easy this is.
It’s embarrassingly easy!
On the web: Just pop open a new photo post and do one of the following:
You can choose up to 10 images. Then just drag them around to create the layout you want. If you’ve already added photos, you can add more by clicking the camera icon below them that says “Add another.”
Tip: If you hold down the alt/option key, the camera icon turns into a globe and you can add more photos from the web via URL instead of uploading from your computer.
Another tip: You can caption individual photos in a photoset, if you want. Just hover over the photo in question and click on the ellipsis in the corner. Alas, people will only see these captions if they happen to click on the photo in the dashboard. So...don’t put anything actually important in there. Unless you want to hide it like buried treasure, that is. Buried treasure is pretty important.
On mobile: Just pop open a new photo post and tap up to 10 images. Then drag them around to create the layout you want.
Try the following:
Easiest way is to just start typing an artist or song name. If it’s on Spotify or Soundcloud, we’ll find it and post it for you. You can also click on the little headphones icon on the right and post your own MP3s—one per day, 10MB max—and update the artist, title, and album info once the file has been processed. M4A, M4P, and WMA files don’t get along with our uploader, and we don’t accept URLs that point to a web page or Flash embed.
Note: For arcane reasons, you can only make audio posts from the web. You can, however, call 1-866-584-6757 to make an audio post using your cellular phone.
On the web: If it’s on Vimeo, YouTube, or some similar site you can just open a new video post, click the globe icon, and paste its embed code or video link into the post form. You can also click the camera icon to upload your own MOV or MP4 files—up to 100MB per day.
On mobile: Open a new video post. Then pick a video from your camera roll, or record a new one.
Just select the text. All of your formatting options will pop up in some little bubble buttons. You can make it:
Make sure your cursor is on a new blank line in the post, then click the little plus sign button that pops up to the left side. From there, you can:
You can put up to five total inline photos or videos into your post.
We admire both your persnicketiness and your mistrust of rich text editors. If you prefer raw-ass code, just click the settings gear in the top right-hand corner of the post. You can switch to HTML editing in the menu that shows up.
Sure! There are a couple tools in your toolbelt specifically for this situation.
First, make sure your cursor is on a new blank line in the post, then click the little plus sign button that pops up to the left side. From there, you can:
There’s a section at the bottom of the post that says “#tags.” Type your tags there, hitting enter (or comma) after each one.
Remember: Tags on Tumblr can have spaces in them. They are the most legible tags on the internet. Hooray! To further strengthen your tagging prowess, read more about tags here.
An assortment of odds and ends. Most people won’t need to use them, but they’re always there for you, just in case.
Certainly. You’ve got a few options for how to fit posting into your busy lifestyle. Just click the arrow on the right side of the “Post” button. From here, you can decide to:
Learn more about all this over in Advanced Post Options.
Traitor! No, ha ha, just kidding. You can use the Facebook and Twitter buttons at the bottom of the post form to share it each one, accordingly. It doesn’t get shared until you actually post it, by the way.
If you’re browsing on one of our partner sites like Etsy or Kickstarter and you see something you simply MUST pressure all of your friends into buying / supporting immediately, click the share button on that site and share it as a post on Tumblr.
You can also share the item via the Tumblr bookmarklet to make that button appear—or if you’re comfortable with a certain level of geekery, you can manually add the listing’s URL as the content source of the post (that option is hidden in the gear icon at the top-right corner of the post form).
Other ways you can make the button appear:
Just a quick note: when you delete a post from your blog, it will not delete the reblogs of that post.
Heck, why not. Post through any email client you want. Just send an email to your mobile publishing address with the content you’d like to publish.
Such a strangely specific question. Yes, you can use Markdown, just be sure to include !m in any part of the email’s subject or body to enable Markdown. The !m code will automatically be removed from the final version.
Just stick the tags at the end of the email. Be sure to start each with a hash (e.g., #laundry #hamper #wicker #dope).
A few tips:
It’s a neat little thing that lets you quickly post stuff to Tumblr while browsing other sites. Grab it here. You can make the same types of posts as with the regular post form, except that you can’t post audio and you have to use commas to separate each tag (under the Advanced tab).