Shortcuts & Tips
Enable Tumblr Labs to enjoy some experimental features. Please keep in mind that these are not official, fully supported features. If something unexpected happens, try turning the feature off.
Posting via the Post To Tumblr Browser Extension
Click the extension icon on your browser's toolbar to open a post form in a new window. It’ll be pre-filled with things from the page you're on, including source information. Add anything you want to the post, then either publish it immediately, queue it for later, or save it as a draft.
Add Inline Images From the Web
Paste an image's URL into the post form; the image will appear in its place.
Change Default Text Editor
If you use Markdown or HTML frequently when creating your posts, you can choose to make either of those the default text editor in dashboard settings. You can always flip back and forth while you’re making the post. This just saves you a click.
Please note that posts created with the NPF (Neue Post Format) editor are not yet compatible with HTML and Markdown.
Open your account menu (the little human) and then click "Keyboard shortcuts" to see a list of shortcuts for browsing your dashboard and composing your posts.
Subscribe to a Tumblr
You can subscribe to a blog you follow to get notifications whenever it’s updated with a fresh post.
Tap on the person-shaped icon in the upper right corner of a blog you follow (or on the web, hover over a blog’s avatar and click the person-shaped icon). Then, tap or click "Get notifications." You can also subscribe by visiting their URL and clicking the "Get Notifications" button that appears in the top right corner of the screen. If you’ve subscribed to a blog, you’ll see a small lightning bolt next to the person-shaped icon when you view that blog.
To stop notifications, tap or click the person-shaped icon again and tap "Stop notifications." If you unfollow a blog, you will no longer be subscribed and notifications will stop.
On the dashboard or in blog view (formerly known as peepr), hover over the upper right corner of a post. You'll see the corner fold over (the dog ear). Click the dog ear to go directly to the post’s permalink. Hover over it to see the post’s timestamp.
Mass Post Editor
The mass post editor opens an archive view of your blog and allows you to make changes to several posts at once. You can also mass-delete posts using this tool.
Here's how to access the mass post editor:
- Click the account icon at the top of your dashboard.
- In the resulting dropdown, select the blog you'd like to edit.
- On the right side of the page, the mass post editor link is below "Edit Appearance."
Note that it's only possible to access it using a web browser (not the apps).
- Archive: cheezbot.tumblr.com/archive
A quick view of everything on a blog. This one’s useful when you’re looking for a particular post. You can filter by month and year, or post type to help narrow your search. Note: If your blog is hidden from the web you won't be able to access its archive.
- Tagged: cheezbot.tumblr.com/tagged/<tag>
Shows all the posts on a blog that have been tagged with that tag. Works on any blog.
- Chrono: cheezbot.tumblr.com/tagged/<tag>/chrono
Orders posts with a particular tag in chronological order.
- Date: cheezbot.tumblr.com/day/YYYY/MM/DD
See only posts made on a specific date.
- Random: cheezbot.tumblr.com/random
Loads a random post from that blog.
Fast Reblog and Fast Queue
To quickly reblog or queue a post without adding a comment, you can use fast reblog or fast queue to skip the post form:
- In the apps, tap and hold the reblog button, and your blog avatars will pop up. Drag your finger on top of one of them to choose which blog you'd like to reblog to. If you have Labs enabled, turn on fast queue and tap and hold the clock button that appears next to the reblog.
- On the web, you'll need to use keyboard shortcuts. To use fast reblog, press and hold E, and to use fast queue, press and hold W. These will show your avatars, which you can then select to post or queue your reblog.
Lesser-Known iOS Features
Smash Cache (iOS only)
Smash the cache to free up extra memory on your phone—it should run faster and crash less. Tap the account icon (the human), "General settings," then scroll down and smash your cache.
Lesser-Known Android Features
Bump Phones to Share Blogs
This is for phones with NFC (and it has to be turned on). Open the app and go to a blog, touch your phone to someone else’s, and that blog will open on their screen.