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Jetpack Social: Tumblr

Thanks to Jetpack Social‘s auto-sharing feature, you can automatically publish each one of your blog posts to your Tumblr blog.

Connect your site to your Tumblr account

  1. To get started, log in to Tumblr.
  2. Navigate to Jetpack → Settings → Sharing from your WordPress dashboard.
  3. Click ‘Connect your social media accounts’.
  4. This will take you to the connections page in your dashboard.
  5. Click the connect button next to the Tumblr logo.
Tumblr connection

You’ll be taken to Tumblr where you’ll be asked to approve the connection between your site and your Tumblr account. Click Allow.

If you have more than one Tumblr blog you will then be prompted to choose one.

Tumblr choose blog option

You can also make the connection available to all users of the site so that when another user creates a post it will also auto-share to this Tumblr connection. To do this, click on the arrow next to your Tumblr connection, and then check the box saying ‘Connection available to all administrators, editors, and authors’.

Reconnecting Tumblr

Sometimes, the connection between Tumblr and Jetpack might get disconnected or need a reset. Follow these instructions to fix that:

  1. Log in to your site. Navigate to Jetpack → Settings → Sharing from your WordPress dashboard and click ‘Connect your social media accounts’. This takes you to the connections page in your dashboard, and from here you can click the ‘Disconnect’ next to the link to the Tumblr page you wish to disconnect.
  2. Confirm the Tumblr link now says Share posts to your Tumblr blog and you see a notification saying ‘The Tumblr account was successfully disconnected’.
  3. Log in to your Tumblr account. Inside that account, click App Settings link to go to Accounts → Apps.
  4. Remove the WordPress app by clicking the X in its row. (If there is no WordPress row, don’t worry, just skip this step). If you see a popup asking for confirmation, click “Remove” button.
  5. Log back into your site. Navigate to Jetpack → Settings → Sharing from your WordPress dashboard and follow these steps to reconnect.

Troubleshooting Jetpack Social Tumblr Connections

As a first step, check that your Jetpack connection is working properly – Jetpack Social will not work correctly otherwise. If you continue to have trouble with Jetpack Social, take a look at our Troubleshooting page, or feel free to contact us.

Known Issue: Previously Scheduled Posts Not Sharing After Tumblr Reconnection

It’s important to inform you about a known issue currently under active investigation in our system. In certain situations, when Tumblr is reconnected, previously scheduled posts may not be shared as anticipated.

Status: Our diligent team of developers is currently working to address this problem. It is a top priority for us, and we appreciate your patience while we work towards a solution.

Temporary Workaround: In the interim, we suggest you implement the following steps to mitigate this issue:

  1. Switch the affected scheduled post back to ‘draft’.
  2. Remove the existing Tumblr connection.
  3. Re-establish the Tumblr connection.
  4. Change the status of the post from ‘draft’ to ‘scheduled’ again.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your posts are shared on Tumblr as planned. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding while we work on resolving this issue.

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