Where to Upload a Style Sheet in Tumblr

by David Nield

Many Tumblr themes are built using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), which define how fonts, images and other elements appear. You can either embed the style sheet information in the theme HTML itself, or host it as an external file on Tumblr's servers. The option to upload a style sheet appears when you opt to create your own theme on Tumblr.

In the Tumblr Theme HTML

You can embed a style sheet inside the theme's HTML by choosing the "Customize" button on your Tumblr dashboard settings page for the relevant blog. Click "Edit HTML" to make changes to the theme. Here you can type or paste your CSS guidelines. For style sheets that are more than a few lines in length, hosting the CSS file externally is preferable to embedding it within the HTML.

As an External File

Choose to create a Tumblr theme of your own to access the static file uploader. Select "Manage Your Themes" from the Tumblr theme gallery and then "Submit a New Theme." Click the "Static File Uploader" link to upload your CSS file. Once the process is complete, you will be given a URL to link to in your theme. Note that the Tumblr static file uploader is strictly for theme assets only. You could also use a third-party hosting service such as Dropbox or Google Drive to host the CSS file.

About the Author

An information technology journalist since 2002, David Nield writes about the Web, technology, hardware and software. He is an experienced editor, proofreader and copywriter for online publications such as CNET, TechRadar and Gizmodo. Nield holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and lives in Manchester, England.

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