10 Tumblr Tips You Should Know


Tumblr, one of the best microblogging platform that allows you to post text, pictures, videos, links, quotes, audios to their tumblr blog right from anywhere. You can post them using web interface, mobile app, just by forwarding an email. You can use your tumblr blog public or private (only to a closed group). Best alternative to Posterous – Obama’s top tech five tools – Specially known for its clean interface, easy of use and community building. Tumblr makes blogging blissfully easy. So I feel these information is more enough to start the post. Here are the best 10 tips that you should know of tumblr to make use of it completely.

Apart from the easy use, clean interface, Tumblr has 100s of gorgeous themes to skin your blog, You can use your own domain name. You can turn madrasgeek.tumblr.com into www.madrasgeek.com. The tumblr bookmarklet makes it insanely easy to share anything you view on the web by just one click. Some more features like analytics, automatically tweet, Google optimized, Post via AIM, Q&A blog, and many more lets Tumblr to stand out in the crowd.

Hide Tumblr Likes

How can I hide the tumblr likes from the public ? Ofcourse, there is no feature to hide likes from everyone, but you can hide them from particular tumblr users. You can add them to the block list so that they wont be able to see the likes. You can do this just by going to dashboard > Page > bottom of the page customize settings > Under friends only, customize > Type the names and Block them > Save settings.

Facebook Like on Tumblr

Facebook like button can improve your tumblr blog reach. People who visit your tumblr blog can facebook like the page so that it appears on their Facebook stream and there by your blog will get more traffic and reach to more people. Adding Facebook like button to tumblr blogs are very easy. Go to dashboard > theme > custom html > before the tag paste the following code :

<meta property=”og:title” content=”{block:PostTitle}{PostTitle}{/block:PostTitle}”>


And also find {/block:Posts} and paste the following code above it.

<div><iframe src=”http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href={Permalink}&layout=standard&show_faces=true&width=300&action=like&font&colorscheme=light&height=30” scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0” style=”border:none; overflow:hidden; width:300px; height:30px;” allowTransparency=”true”></iframe></div>


That’s it. You’re tumblr blog has a facebook like button now.

Hide Tumblr Profile Picture

How to hide my default profile picture in Tumblr? You can competely hide your profile picture on tumblr, but you can remove them and make it as a default blank picture. To change the profile picture on tumblr, go to dashboard > customize > browse > choose some animated picture > click ok.

Embed Music in Tumblr

How to add a background music to tumblr page ? Two things. you can add music background for a tumblr blog and individual tumblr page. To add music in a tumblr page, click create audio post and then upload your mp3 file and let it play on the page. If you want to add to whole tumblr blog, then sign up for a music service such as hypster (http://www.hypster.com), create a music, get embed code and paste in the custom HTML of your theme.

Unblock Tumblr in School/College

How to access Tumblr when it is blocked? You can easily access tumblr when it is blocked in school or college. First method is by try using proxy or using a VPN. You can try using free proxies, a simple google search would help. The next method is, Tumblr offers by posting via email. Simply compose an email, add pictures and send it to your unique tumblr email id, it gets converted into a cool tumblr blog post. You can go to Goodies page to get your email id for email publishing on tumblr.

Remove Tumblr blog

How to remove or delete extra tumblr blog ? Go to dashboard > right corner you can see the list of blogs you own > select the blog which you want to delete > click ‘leave this blog’ > confirm the action and delete.

Delete Tumblr blog

Use this direct link to delete – http://www.tumblr.com/account/delete

Delete / Block Tumblr Followers

Use this direct link to block tumbleblogs and followers – http://www.tumblr.com/block

Remove Music Player on Tumblr

How to hide music playing in tumblr blog ? You can use this simple addon for Chrome / Firefox to block all the music playing from the tumblr blog.

Hide People Following on Tumblr

How to hide tumblr followers in my profile ? You can do it easily by going to dashboard > theme > custom html > find this code {block:Following} or {block:Followed}

Now find out where {block:Followed} {/block:Followed} and delete all the code between them, that’s it. Your tumblr followers will be hidden.

Bonus : Backup Tumblr

How to backup Tumblr blog ? Check out the tutorial here.

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  1. Premslog says:

    Wow Nice Article….Thanks For Sharing This

  2. Netta says:

    Hi, thank you for the great post. I do have a question in regards to the Facebook like button. I have added the code but for some reason it still displays the incorrect picture when liking posts. I would be happy for it to always use the same image but i have not been able to figure it out.
    Thank you so much for your help!

  3. what says:

    Regarding the directions to remove profile photo:

    dashboard > customize > browse > choose some animated picture > click ok.

    I don’t see “customize” on my dashboard, nor browse nor “choose some…”

  4. Lucas says:

    I am thinking in start using Tumblr for Business purposes, so, making sure I will be able to hide the profiles of actual Clients and Suppliers (who may be using Tumblr) from the eyes of the competition is something I wanted to do before start using Tumblr.

    I like the fact that you can easily hide your contacts on Google Plus, so I was hoping there could be a way to hide “my” Followers on Tumblr too. Hope it could be as easy as doing so just as in G+ but I guess your tip may do the trick. Thanks.

    I don’t like to use Facebook for business, since there is “apparently” no way to hide your contacts/followers from third party eyes, which I consider to be not only a clear Privacy Violation – Tided up to Facebook’s unscrupulous Privacy Policy “either you accept using Facebook as we want or don’t use Facebook” – But it may also put your Business at Risk by making public all your clients and suppliers. I mean, is just seeing things from a different Prism.

    The point is: It is good to know you can hide, some how, your contacts on Tumblr – which again could be your business partners, investors, suppliers, clients and contacts – and keep them away from eyes of “The Competition”

    Good Tips! Thanks!

    Anyway, Do you know about a Tumblr Theme, whatever is Premium or Free, which which hides you Followers or the ones you follow on Tumblr from the “Public Eye” ?

  5. I’m new to Tumblr (casual user), just following 1 person for now. I’ve recently noticed there’s a lot of photos on my Dashboard that aren’t from the 1 person I’m following. I don’t like them & really want them gone. Any help on this would be much appreciated!

  6. Felicia b. says:

    I’m new to tumblr…I am pretty computer savvy but since i’m new to it I feel like i’m looking into a whole new world. haha. If someone could just give me like a basic rundown with all the things I NEED to know I would be SO grateful. Once I know the need to know basics I can defiantly figure out the rest myself and a lot easier…If someone is bored and wants to write me I would be very appreciative. Thanks :)

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