How to Block Posts From Certain Followers on Tumblr


Although Tumblr has a block feature, the site doesn’t offer an option to block stand-alone posts. Instead, you must ignore a follower entirely. This option removes all of your posts from a follower’s dashboard and he can no longer follow or message you. Additionally, he disappears from notifications that appear on your dashboard and post notes. Whatever your reason for wanting to block posts from certain followers, Tumblr provides a quick option on the Followers page, as well as another option on the Ignored Users page if your Followers list is too long.

Followers Page

  • Log into Tumblr.

  • Select “Followers” on the right sidebar of your Tumblr dashboard to go to the page that displays the number and names of all your followers.

  • Click “Ignore” under the name of a follower you want to block.

Ignored Users Page

  • Log into Tumblr and click the gear to go to the main Tumblr settings page. Click “Ignored Users.”

  • Type the username or Tumblr URL of a follower you want to ignore in the bar.

  • Click the “Ignore” button. Tumblr displays the followers name in a list under the bar.

Tips & Warnings

  • To unblock a former follower, navigate to the Ignored Users page, find the user and then click “Stop Ignoring.” If you want to follow that person’s posts, return to the Followers page, find the person’s username and click “Follow.”
  • Tumblr doesn’t block content that other Tumblr users have reblogged.
  • Tumblr doesn’t block a former follower from viewing your posts on your public primary Tumblr blog. You can create though a secondary blog that requires a password for viewing. To create a password-protected blog, go to the dashboard, click the down arrow next to your username, click “Create a New Blog” and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Information in this article applies to Tumblr as of September 2013. It may vary slightly or significantly with later versions.

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