Tagging your posts is a great way to show your content to the communities that you want to reach, but they are also a great tool to organize, collect, and display your posts using in-blog tag pages.
Tumblr-wide Tag Pages
A tag page is a dashboard-style view of the posts with a given tag.
You can bookmark a tag page by following it, making it easier to go back to it later. Following a tag will also inject some posts from that tag into your dashboard, but you can disable this with the Include followed tag posts toggle in your dashboard settings.
There are a few ways to get to a tag page:
- Click the tag on your dashboard.
- Add the tag name to the end of tumblr.com/tagged in your browser's address bar.
- Start typing the tag, and click the suggestion Go to #___.
Are your original posts not showing up in recent results? Check our article about Appearing In Search Results.
In-blog Tag Pages
Clicking (or tapping) a tag on your own blog will lead you to your in-blog tag page for that tag.
You can also link to the posts with a tag, by adding
/tagged/tag to your blog’s URL. For example:
These links will only show the 200 most recent posts with that tag in reverse chronological order (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).
Some themes won't show tags, but they will still appear in the dashboard and be searchable across Tumblr (unless you've hidden it from search results).
Tags in URLs
For some characters to work properly in URLs, they need special handling. For example, if your tag has multiple words, your links should have
%20 instead of the space. If your tag has a
+ sign, you'll need to use
%2B instead. Here are some examples of what these would look like:
|Your tag||How the URL will look|
For this reason, in October 2021, we've announced a new toggle to substantially improve the accuracy of those results. If you're having trouble with your URLs not working properly, try toggling the Use better tagged and search URL decoding option from your blog customize menu (remember to hit Save after toggling it on):
Using that toggle does not require changes to the tags on your posts (past or future ones). It will only change the URLs of your tag pages, so keep this in mind if you have a master list of your blog's tag pages.
With that toggle disabled, a blog's tagged URL like https://staff.tumblr.com/tagged/tumblr-tuesday would turn
tumblr tuesday, and you’d see posts with that tag (same with search URLs).
If you have that toggle enabled, that https://staff.tumblr.com/tagged/tumblr-tuesday URL will be decoded as
tumblr-tuesday instead. If you want to link to the
tumblr tuesday tag on your blog, you’ll have to use
tumblr%20tuesday in the URL. This means that if you use certain special characters in your tags, you’ll now properly be able to link to them.
Using Pages to Organize With Tags
You can create Link Pages to offer show links to posts with specific tags within your blog.
- Click Add a page at the bottom of the sidebar on the Pages section of your blog customize menu.
- Select Link from the dropdown menu, but note that in order to prevent spam and if your account is new, you won’t see this option. This feature will be unlocked after you perform a few actions like customizing your blog and liking posts.
- In the Link to field, add the URL for the specific tagged posts you want to link to. Add
/tagged/mytagto the end of your blog URL, replacing
mytagwith the tag you want to use. For tags with multiple words, use
%20between each word (i.e.,
- Choose a name for your new page in the Page title field.
- Click Save.
To learn more about pages, see our Blog Pages article.