Creativity, Visibility, Design and Audio

11 Tumblr Tips for Power Users

Category : Blog, How To, Social Media Jun 6th, 2012


1. Mass Editing

To quickly edit multiple posts at the same time, use the Mega-Editor.

The tool looks just like your archive, except you can selct or delete multiple posts, and edit and add tags.


2. Hot Keys

Certain keys help you browse through the Dashboard more quickly.

To move forward, press the “J” key. The “K” key moves you backward.

You can also like the current post by pressing the “L” key.

To reblog instantly, without leaving the dashboard or tagging, click the reblog button while pressing the “Alt” key. If you need to tag, press “Ctrl” instead.


3. Posting Without Internet

Sounds impossible, but you can do a few things on Tumblr via SMS.

Once you’ve grabbed the personal Tumblr email from the settings page of your blog, send a blog post with tags, a photo, quote or any other feature. Tumblr will automatically detect it and send to your blog.

Or post audio (once you’ve configured) by calling 1-866-584-6757.


4. Queued Posts

To rearrange queued posts, click the up and down arrows and drag to the right order.

You can also hover over the arrows and press the “Alt” key, then click. The post will automatically move to the top of your queue.


5. Original Posts

There is a small fold at the top-right corner of every post on the dasboard. It’s easy to miss because it only folds when you hover the mouse over it.

Leave the mouse hovering to see what time it was published, and click to view the original post on the user’s blog. This is a valuable tip for anyone who has lost something in the dashboard.


6. Quick Engagement

When you hover over a user’s profile picture in the dashboard, a small “i” offers you different ways to engage.

Depending on what features the user has available, you can ask a question, send fan mail and unfollow or follow a person, without leaving the dashboard.


7. What Your Friends Like

Want to know what posts your friends like? (This trick only works for public Tumblrs.)

Minus the brackets, use the following URL:[insert username].

You can also do the same with archives by typing http://[insert username]


8. Personal Stats

If you manage more than one Tumblr, you don’t need to switch back and forth to view followers, drafts, messages and queues.

Press the “Alt” key and click on the tab as a shortcut.


9. Search

Not every Tumblr has the search bar available.

To get around it, type this URL: http://[insert username][search term].


10. Let Followers Answer

When you end any post with a question mark, a box appears to the right that allows other users to answer.

Even if you’re really excited or enraged and add a “?!,” the box still appears.


11. Short Codes

If you’re not a fan of Bitly’s new redesign, this tip might be useful.

On the edit screen, pull a short code from any published post when your Tumblr is synced to Twitter or Facebook.