How to Hide Information on Your Tumblr Posts

by Tammy Columbo
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You can the hide information in posts on your primary Tumblr blog that you do not want to make public by publishing the posts as private. Only you can view a private post, so you can use this method to create lists and notes that you can quickly access from your Tumblr dashboard. Post private videos, photos or links to your Tumblr dashboard that you can access from any Internet-connected public computer.

Open Tumblr and log in to your dashboard.

Click the icon for the type of post to create. For example, to create a text post, click the “Text Post” icon.

Type a title for the post, then complete the new post form. Add text to the text box in a text post, or add media to a photo or video post. You can also create a private Link or Quote post.

Click the down arrow next to the “Create Post” button, then click the “Private” option.

Click the “Create Private Post” button to publish the private post.


Your private posts appear in your dashboard. Click the name of the blog in the right panel, then scroll through the posts in your dashboard until you see the private posts.

To view or copy the URL to the private post, click the “Share” button in the post, then click the “Private URL” option.


Private posts on your secondary blogs can be viewed by other members and admins.


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About the Author

Based in the live music capital of the world, Tammy Columbo continues to work in the information technology industry as she has done for more than 10 years. While living in Austin, Columbo has contributed to high profile projects for the State of Texas, Fortune 500 technology companies and various non-profit organizations. Columbo began writing professionally in 2009.

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