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.
Yet another tip: To add a filter, sticker, or text overlay to your photo, click or tap the icons that appear below the photo once you've selected it.
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.
If you have an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, you can post Live Photos to your Tumblr. Create a photo post with a Live Photo just like you’d create a still photo post, and tiny concentric circles in the corner of the Live Photo will show others that it’s interactive.
Other folks with an Apple device running iOS 9.1 or above can tap and hold the photo to see a three-second clip with sound. If someone is viewing your post on a browser, an older iOS version, or different device, it will appear as a still photo without sound.
Note that if you’re not connected to wifi, you’ll need to tap on a Live Photo to download it, then you can tap and hold to view. This helps avoid too much data usage.
Try the following:
First, it’s helpful to know that the GIF maker is mobile only.
Some helpful tips for your GIF-ing:
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.
You can post live videos through YouNow (iOS, Android), Kanvas (iOS, Android), Upclose (iOS, Android) and YouTube. Create an account, and be sure to give them access to your camera and microphone—that part’s important for streaming things.
Each live video app is a little different, but when you go into their settings you’ll look for sharing options. Turn on Tumblr sharing (log into Tumblr if prompted) and tap “Allow.” If you have more than one blog, you can use the app’s settings to pick which one you’re posting to. For more on live video, check out our Support post about it.
Just select the text. All of your formatting options will pop up in some little bubble buttons. You can make it:
In your blank post form:
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.
When your cursor is on a new blank line in the post, you can click on the tools that appear on the right-hand side of the post box:
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. On the web, just click the arrow on the right side of the “Post” button. On mobile, tap the gear wheel icon. 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.
A reblog is when you see a post you enjoy on Tumblr, and by clicking the reblog button, you make the post appear on your blog too. Now all of your followers can enjoy the post, thanks to your signal boost.
You should feel free to add commentary, or pics, or a gif when you reblog something. Or not! Whatever floats your perfectly specific boat.
Well, first, make sure you’re logged into Tumblr. Once you are, just look in the lower right corner of that post on the dashboard (or the upper right hand corner of a blog post’s permalink page) and you’ll see the reblog button. Hit it. From there, you can add your own caption if you want, and publish it on your blog.
Click the username of whoever made the reblog you want to reblog from. It'll open up, and you can click or tap its reblog icon to reblog that post.
You can choose whether or not you want to include that stuff in your own reblog, but you can't really go in and edit other people's text, you little scamp.
Sure. While you’re reblogging, just look for the X next to the existing commentary . Punch it, and all those words will disappear.
Keep in mind that this is an all-or-nothing thing: you can’t delete a single reblog caption within the thread.
Use the content source field! In fact, we’ll automatically use it for you. No matter how many times an original post of yours gets reblogged, you’ll always be credited as the source. Rebloggers might add a gif, or some commentary, or take out the caption entirely, but your username will always, always be stuck to the bottom of the post. Click on that source link any time you want to see what was originally posted.
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).