How to Add Your Websites to Tumblr

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Adding your website to Tumblr allows for additional exposure for your work. Tumblr takes traditional blogging and adds the elements of simplicity and social media to make publishing an easy and more sociable task. There are multiple methods for adding your website to a Tumblr blog, but inserting a link within your Tumblr's navigation will provide a more concrete method of exposure for your external site.

  • Log in to your Tumblr dashboard and access the customization option for your Tumblr blog. The link to customization is located on the right hand side of your dashboard under the titles of your blogs and is labeled "customize."

  • Access the "Pages" option using the top navigation bar on your customization menu. Pages allows you to add additional sections to your blog. The final result of where your page navigation is located on your theme will be based on the individual theme you choose, so be sure to select a theme that prominently displays page navigation to access your other sites.

  • Activate the bottom link on the Pages drop-down menu titled "Add a page".

  • Choose the second drop-down menu option for "Page Type" and select the "Redirect" page. Give your page a title, such as "My Portfolio" or "My Business Website" and add a description into the text box if desired.

  • Select the green "Create Page" button at the bottom of the dialogue window.

  • Go to the top menu navigation and press the "Save and Close" button. If you skip this step, any changed made to your site will not be saved or appear on your theme.

  • Test your work by visiting your site after logging out of Tumblr and ensure that the redirect occurs when the page is selected on your blog navigation menu.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also link to your external blog by simply creating a new post as a link. This option is in your dashboard and is one of the main icons for the type of content with the link becoming its own blog post, complete with a description.
  • If you wish to import a website's RSS feed and update your blog with content from another blog, simply copy the external blog's RSS feed and paste it into the "Automatically import my..." option. In the adjacent drop-down menu, select the RSS Feed option and then choose the style of import on the next drop-down menu. This will bring new content into your blog, but as more posts are made, the link to this external blog will circulate through your blog and into your archives. Having the link to a website as a page in your navigation will keep your website on the homepage at all times.

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