How to Change Tumblr Background

You can change your Tumblr blog background as you like. You can change background color and also add background image to your Tumble blog. To make your blog attractive, it is better to add background color or add an background image. It's simple to change your blog background. In this post I'm going to show you how to change background of your Tumblr blog.

How to change your Tumblr blog background :

Two ways are there to change background of your Tumblr blog. Using themes options, you can change background color and image of your blog. You can see background options in your blog theme options on Tumblr. Background options will depends on the theme you are using. If your theme having background options, then the process is simple, otherwise you need to edit your Tumblr theme code to add background color or image to your blog.

Follow below steps to change background color and image of your Tumblr blog:

Step 1 : Go to Tumble Dashboard

Step 2 : Click on account tab and then click on your blog name

Step 3 : Click on Edit appearance

Step 4 : Click on Edit theme. Now you can see both THEME OPTIONS and APPEARANCE OPTIONS.

Under THEME OPTIONS you can see Background option.
Click on Background having image button and add image to it as background image.
Click on Background just having circle button and choose color and set.

Step 5 : Finally click on Save button to apply changes to your blog.

That's it. This is the easiest way to change background of your tumblr blog. But if you can't see the background settings in THEME OPTION, then you need to edit your Tumblr theme. Below I'm showing how to do it.

Follow below steps to background color and image to your Tumblr blog by editing theme :

Step 1 : After step 4 as said above, click on Edit HTML

Step 2 : Search for body {

Step 3 : Add below code to add background color, before closing tag of body {

background-color: #222222;

Step 4 : Add below code to add background image before closing tag of body {

background-image:url('your image URL');

Step 5 : Click on Update Preview and click on Save

Like this you can add background color and image to your Tumblr.

Tumblr Dashboard Keyboard Shortcuts

Tumblr allowing some keyboard shortcuts to use for browsing on your Tumble dashboard. These keyboard shortcuts will save both time and effort.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Tumblr Dashboard :

Here I'm listing some of the keyboard shorts for your Tumblr dashboard.

J : Scroll forward( Means next post)

K : Scroll backward(Previous post)

.  : Return to the top of your Dashboard

J or K and then Press L : To like current post

N : See the number notes on your dashboard

Z+C : Quickly compose post (Make post)

Z+Tab : Fast switch between dashboard and blog

Space : View photoset in a lightbox or start playing a video post


Shift+E : Add post to your queue

Shift+R : Fast reblog

How to Schedule a Post on Tumblr

Tumblr also allows you to schedule your posts. You can schedule a post on Tumblr for later time and date. Not only Tumblr, all major blogging platforms are providing schedule feature. This option is useful for those who want to publish a post for later. In this post I'm going to show you how to schedule posts on your Tumblr blog.

You can see Schedule option in Post settings. It's simple to schedule a post.

Follow below steps to schedule a post on your Tumblr :

Step 1 : Login to your Tumblr account

Step 2 : Click on Make a post button on your Tumblr dashboard

Step 3 : Now enter Title and post content

Step 4 : After completion of post writing, click on down arrow next to the post button

Note : Don't click on Post button. If you click it will be published immediately.

Step 5 : Now you can see post settings option. Now click on Schedule. Set date and time and finally click on Schedule.

How to Change Tumblr Theme

Tumblr providing huge types of themes. It providing both free and paid themes. Each theme has it's own customization options. Your Tumblr blog appearance will depends on theme that you are using. So to change the appearance of your blog, you need to use proper theme for your blog and customize it properly. In this post I'm going to to show you how to change your Tumblr blog theme, later I will also show you how to customize your theme.

How to Change Your Tumblr Theme :

It's simple to change your blog theme. Different ways are there to change your Tumblr theme. Just click on edit appearance under account tab and click Edit theme. Now you will go to the customization page, there you can see Browse themes options. Below I'm showing step by step procedure.

Follow below steps to change Tumblr blog theme :

Step 1 : Login to your Tumblr account

Step 2 : Click account tab on your Tumblr dashboard

Step 3 : Click on Edit appearance under your blog name

Step 4 : Click on Edit theme and then click on Browse themes

Step 5 : Now find theme and click on it and then finally click on Use button to apply theme to your blog.

Like this you can change your Tumblr theme. Tumblr providing both free and paid themes. So to find free themes after Step 4 you need to click on ALL THEMES and click on Free Themes. You can also use search box to search themes.

How to Add Pages to Your Tumblr Blog

You can create custom pages on Tumblr blog like in Blogspot and WordPress. For every blog pages must need to create about or contact page. In this post I would like to show you how to create and pages to your Tumblr blog.

Follow below steps to add pages to your Tumblr blog :

Step 1 : Go to your Tumblr Dashboard

Step 2 : Click on Account tab on your Dashboard and click on your blog name

Step 3 : Click on Edit appearance and Click on Edit themes

Step 4 : Under THEME OPTIONS section you can see the Pages Section
  • Just click on Add a Page

  • Enter page title in the Page Title box

  • Enter page content below Page Title

  • Before saving the page now enter URL for your page in the box above Page Title

Step 5 : Finally click on Save

Like this you can add pages to your Tumblr blog. Tumblr allowing you to create multiple pages. Just drag and drop to change the position of the pages on your Tumblr blog. You can also delete unwanted pages easily. Click on X mark of your page in pages section to delete page.

How to Customize Your Tumblr Blog

You can change the look and feel a blog by customizing it. Tumblr providing some basic options to customizing Tumblr blogs. After creating a blog on Tumblr, you must customize your blog properly before posting content on your blog. In this post I would like to show you the basic customization of your Tumblr blog.

Tumblr blog Basic customization :

You can customize your blog title, description or appearance. SEO point of view basic customization is must need for every blog, weather it is a Tumblr, Blogger or WordPress. You must add specific title and description to your blog and also edit the blog theme to change the appearance go your blog.

Follow below steps to your Tumblr blog properly :


Step 1 : Click on Account tab on your Tumblr Dashboard

Step 2 : Click on Edit appearance under your blog name and Click on Edit theme

Step 3 : Now You can see APPEARANCE OPTIONS and THEME OPTIONS on left side
             Below Appearance Options you can see Title, Description and Avatar.
             Now Enter Title name and add small Description about your blog

If you wan to change your blog theme, then click on Browse Themes and click on theme and the click on Use to apply theme to your blog.

Step 4 : Now under Theme Options you can see different option to customize your blog
  • To add background image to your blog click on Background under Theme Options
  • Click on Logo to add logo to your blog
  • Click on Background to add background color to your blog. ( Now can see two background options, one for image and other for color)
  • To change hyper links colors, click on Inside Link and to change link hover color click on Inside Link Hover
  • Click on font name next to Inside Text and choose font for your blog text
  • Click on Inside Heading to change posts title font
Like this try remaining options

Step 5 : Finally click on Save button to save changes.