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Connecting Tumblr to Squarespace

Tumblr is a blogging and social networking site. Connecting Tumblr is a great way to cross-post blog posts and encourage visitors to share your content on their blogs. This guide explores different ways you can use Tumblr with Squarespace. 

Here's what you can do with this integration: 

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Tip: If you're moving from Tumblr to Squarespace, you can import your Tumblr posts.

Connect your Tumblr account

To authorize your account: 

  1. In the Home Menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Connected Accounts.
  3. Click Connect Account.
  4. Select Tumblr from the Social Accounts menu. 
  5. Log in using your Tumblr username and password. 
  6. Click Allow
  7. From the Primary Blog drop-down menu, select the blog to connect. Blog posts you push from Squarespace will publish on this blog.
  8. Click Save

Add a social icon

To display a social icon:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Social Links.  
  3. Add your Tumblr blog link. 
  4. Check Show Social Icon
  5. Click Save

For more detailed steps, visit Adding social links.

After adding your Tumblr link, the social icon will automatically display in most templates, but not all of them. You can also add social icons using the Social Links Block.

Add a Share button

To help visitors share your content on Tumblr, you can add a Tumblr Share button to the following content:

  • Album pages
  • Events pages
  • Gallery pages
  • Layout pages (Flatiron template only)
  • Blog posts
  • Product items

Push content to Tumblr automatically

You can share the following content on Tumblr as you publish it:

  • Blog posts
  • Audio tracks
  • Product items
  • Events

The following content from blog posts will display on Tumblr:

  • Text Blocks
  • Image Blocks
  • Markdown Blocks
  • Quote Blocks
  • Video Blocks

No other content will display on Tumblr, including Gallery Blocks or Gallery Page images. To display multiple images in a blog post, use multiple Image Blocks.

Image Blocks and Video Blocks don't display in the dashboard view on Tumblr. Image Blocks appear as an External Image button in the dashboard view, and Video Blocks appear as rectangular icons. Both types of blocks display in full on the public view of a Tumblr blog.

To learn more about pushing content to Tumblr and customizing your posts, visit Sharing content on social media.

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