#tips

  • unwrapping:

    via mb:

    Get to your followers, messages, and drafts from the profile screen

    In the new 3.6 update of Tumblr for iOS, just tap the “Manburger” button on the profile screen for quick access to your blog’s messages, followers, and drafts.

    Tumblr also refers to the “Manburger” user menu icon as "the little dude with three lines." Tapping this icon also lets you change your blog appearance.

    little dude with line lines

  • Having trouble logging into the app? If you have Two-Factor Authentication enabled, you are awesome and a bastion of security in an insecure world. And you will also need to follow these steps: 
From your computer, click the gear icon at the top of your Dashboard, then click “Account” on the right side of the page.
Under “Security,” click “Generate mobile password.”
Enter your regular Tumblr account password and click “Enter password.”
Enter the code shown into your app’s password box to log in.
If you don’t have Two-Factor Authentication enabled or that still doesn’t help, try restarting the app. If you’re an iOS 7 user, this means double tapping the home button and swiping up the Tumblr app. For iOS 6, click the Home button twice, and then tap and hold the Tumblr app icon. Once it begins to shake, tap the - (minus sign) to force quit.

    Having trouble logging into the app? If you have Two-Factor Authentication enabled, you are awesome and a bastion of security in an insecure world. And you will also need to follow these steps: 

    1. From your computer, click the gear icon at the top of your Dashboard, then click “Account” on the right side of the page.
    2. Under “Security,” click “Generate mobile password.”
    3. Enter your regular Tumblr account password and click “Enter password.”
    4. Enter the code shown into your app’s password box to log in.

    If you don’t have Two-Factor Authentication enabled or that still doesn’t help, try restarting the app. If you’re an iOS 7 user, this means double tapping the home button and swiping up the Tumblr app. For iOS 6, click the Home button twice, and then tap and hold the Tumblr app icon. Once it begins to shake, tap the - (minus sign) to force quit.

  • staff:

Love the new search but wish it looked more like your dashboard? Well, we put a toggle on the results page that does exactly that. Go ahead, try it out. Neat, yes?
“Yes,” you whisper.
Great! Glad you like it.

    staff:

    Love the new search but wish it looked more like your dashboard? Well, we put a toggle on the results page that does exactly that. Go ahead, try it out. Neat, yes?

    “Yes,” you whisper.

    Great! Glad you like it.

  • Spinning Up: Front Row Seats to All The Stuff You Love

    Tumblr is a great way to discover and keep up with new things you’ll love.

    Your Dashboard is where it’s at. All of the posts from the blogs you follow, as well as posts from other blogs that you might like show up in your Dashboard. You can use your keyboard to quickly move between posts, Like, and Reblog. You can do a lot on the Dashboard, so we’ll start with the basics.

    Follow some blogs!

    There are tons of ways to discover blogs. In fact, you may already know of a few blogs you like and want to follow. To follow those blogs, simply visit them and click the “Follow” button in the top-right corner. When you return to your Dashboard, you’ll see posts from that blog.

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    Finding more blogs to follow that you may not know about is just as easy. In your Dashboard, on the right side, there’s a button that says “Find Blogs”. This will take you to the Spotlight. This is the home to all of the best blogs to follow for any topic that you’re in to.

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    Finding More Stuff You Love!

    Not seeing anything that interests you? Don’t worry. By entering a phrase or name in to the Search area on the top-right of your Dashboard, you’ll see tons of related posts and suggestions for relevant blogs. Use the Search feature to find and follow awesome blogs! If you want to keep tabs on the tags you search, you can track them.

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    Like Things!

    Now that you’ve got a Dashboard full of awesome stuff, you’ll probably like a way to hang on to the posts that really catch your eye. By clicking the Like button in the top-right corner of a post, you add it to your Likes. You can view your Likes by clicking the Liked button in the right side of your Dashboard. Here, you can check out all of the posts you’ve liked.

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    If you connect your Tumblr with your Facebook account, you can (optionally) automatically share the posts you Like to your Facebook Timeline.

    Happy Tumbling!

    You’ve got a great Dashboard with stuff you love, and you can keep on finding more great blogs to follow - to keep things fresh.

    If for some reason, you ever want to stop following a blog, you can visit your Following page and manage your blogs there.

    In our next post, we’ll talk about becoming a Curator of amazing content and getting started with running a blog of your own!

  • bryan:


Here’s a hidden feature that shipped in Monday’s Tumblr for iOS update. You can now prefix a URL in Mobile Safari with tm to easily create a link post in the Tumblr app.
If you’re into bookmarklets, you can save yourself the trouble of typing tm and bookmark the following JavaScript instead:
javascript:window.location='tm'+(window.location.href);

    bryan:

    Here’s a hidden feature that shipped in Monday’s Tumblr for iOS update. You can now prefix a URL in Mobile Safari with tm to easily create a link post in the Tumblr app.

    If you’re into bookmarklets, you can save yourself the trouble of typing tm and bookmark the following JavaScript instead:

    javascript:window.location='tm'+(window.location.href);
    
  • staff:

developers:

ATTN: fantastic theme developers!Tumblr users can now interact with posts straight from the blog index and permalink pages on your theme! This is super exciting news! Previously blog visitors could only like or reblog posts through the controls in the corner of post permalinks.
All you have to do is incorporate our new Like and Reblog buttons anywhere in your design — we’ll take care of the rest.
If you’ve been using other methods to add this functionality to your themes, you’ll need to update to the latest code. Visit our updated Theme Developers documentation for more information.

Want to learn how to create your own custom theme or help invent new ways to use Tumblr with our API? Check out our developer resources page!

    staff:

    developers:

    ATTN: fantastic theme developers!

    Tumblr users can now interact with posts straight from the blog index and permalink pages on your theme! This is super exciting news! Previously blog visitors could only like or reblog posts through the controls in the corner of post permalinks.

    All you have to do is incorporate our new Like and Reblog buttons anywhere in your design — we’ll take care of the rest.

    If you’ve been using other methods to add this functionality to your themes, you’ll need to update to the latest code. Visit our updated Theme Developers documentation for more information.

    Want to learn how to create your own custom theme or help invent new ways to use Tumblr with our API? Check out our developer resources page!

    (via staff)

  • billeager:

Hey! Now you can easily post using Option+C (Z+C on Windows)! No more having to go to the top of your dash when inspiration strikes! Exclamation points!

    billeager:

    Hey! Now you can easily post using Option+C (Z+C on Windows)! No more having to go to the top of your dash when inspiration strikes! Exclamation points!

    (via 61cygni)

  • staff:

New Dashboard shortcut!
Quickly switch between your blogs in just a few keystrokes.
Mac: Option + Tab
Windows: Z + Tab
Find more shortcuts on our Tips page.

    staff:

    New Dashboard shortcut!

    Quickly switch between your blogs in just a few keystrokes.

    • Mac: Option + Tab
    • Windows: Z + Tab

    Find more shortcuts on our Tips page.

  • 6 Tumblr Shortcut Keys You Might Not Know

    thelovewhisperer:

    Blogging on tumblr is like a walk in a park. Everything is made easy for its users, from viewing posts of the blogs you follow to posting new stuff and managing them. In fact, everything you need is laid for you right in your dashboard.

    But would you believe me if there are 6 shortcut keys that can make that easy even easier? 6 Shortcut keys you might not know of

    1. View Quick Blog Info

    Do you have multiple blogs and you want to view one of your blog’s info like number of followers or number of messages you received without navigating away from your dashboard. You can do that by holding alt key + click your blog title for windows or hold cmd + click your blog title for mac. A bubble will appear with the desired info

    2. Reblog A Post Instantly Without Leaving Your Dash

    You want to reblog a post but you don’t want to leave your dashboard? Now you can. Just hold alt key + click the reblog button for windows or hold cmd + click reblog button for mac. Once the button is marked as green, then the post is successfully reblogged!

    3. Time Posted

    Want to know what time a blog post was posted? Now you can, just simply hover your mouse pointer to the upper right corner of a post. A bubble will appear with the info

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  • Preferences and Settings

    Have you updated your Preferences and Settings lately? Preferences apply to your entire account, while a separate Settings page exists for each blog you own. It’s a good idea to keep both of these areas up-to-date with how you’d like to run your corner of the Tumblr world.

    To get to Preferences, click the gear wheel icon in the top, right-hand area of your Dashboard or visit https://tumblr.com/preferences. This is where you can edit your email address, change your password, choose your post editor, and make changes to how your Dashboard displays things.

    To get to Settings, click on a blog title at the top of your Dashboard or under the list icon at the top, right-hand corner of the Dashboard. Then click Blog Settings on the right side of the screen. Here you can change your portrait photo, blog URL, and custom domain, and you can find settings for Replies, Ask Submit, Facebook, Twitter, email posting, and more.