How to Embed a Link on Tumblr

By Randall Blackburn

Embed interesting links in your Tumblr posts with the post editor formatting tools.
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Share content and media with friends and followers on Tumblr by embedding interesting links in your posts. Embed link in a text post with the post editing tools, or create a Link Post to share on your timeline. The Link Post type includes the URL field, a title field and a description box where information can be added about the link. You can also embed a link under your blog title in any of your blogs. To embed a link on your blog page, insert the HTML hyperlink code in the Description box using the Customize tool.

Embed Link in Post

Open your Tumblr dashboard, then click the “New Text Post” icon to open a new post form.

Type a title for your post in the Title field, then type the body of your post in the Post text box.

Drag your cursor over the text to hyperlink to highlight the text. Click the “Chain” icon in the top menu of the post editor to open the Insert/Edit link dialog box.

Type or paste the destination URL in the Link URL field. Do not enter a title for the link if you intend to use the highlighted text as the hyperlink. Click “Insert" to copy the link code to the Link URL box. The link becomes a clickable link when the post is viewed in a browser.

Embed Link in Description

Open your Tumblr dashboard, then click the blog to edit in the right menu panel.

Click the “Customize” link to open the blog in Edit mode.

Type or paste the HTML code for the hyperlink in the Description box. Use the standard syntax below for the embedded link. Change “URL” to your link URL and edit the “Link Text” characters to contain the hyperlinked text.

<a href=”url”>Link text</a>

Click “Update Preview.” Note that the Save button is not available until you preview the changes in the center panel.

Click “Save.” Preview your changes and click on the embedded link to test. Click “Exit” to close the editor and open your dashboard.


To create a Link post, click the “Link Post” icon in the top dashboard toolbar. Type a title and URL for the link, then click “Post” to post the simple embedded link in a post.