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How to Suspend the Queue on Tumblr

by Andrea Ruiz

Every blog on Tumbler has a feature that enables you to store posts in a queue. Your blog then auto-publishes the posts in the queue at preset times and intervals to keep the content on your blog fresh and new. Tumblr publishes the posts continuously until the queue runs out of posts. Though there's no way to temporarily pause your Tumblr queue while keeping its current content, you can suspend your blog from posting any queued posts by deleting them all from your queue.

Log in to your Tumblr account and select the blog whose queue you want to suspend from the drop-down list.

Click the "Queue" tab to view all the posts you have queued on the blog. Tumblr enables you to store up to 300 posts at any given time.

Click the gear icon in the post you want to remove and select "Delete" from the pop-up menu that displays to delete it from your queue. Repeat this step to delete every post from your queue and suspend all of your queued posting.

Tips

To restart your queue, click the down arrow next to the "Post" or "Reblog Now" button in any blog post and select "Queue" from the pop-up menu. Then, click the "Queue" button to add it to your queue, which immediately restarts its regular posting schedule with the new post. You can queue up to 50 posts at a time.

Warnings

Tumblr doesn't save deleted queue posts. Click "Publish" in your queued posts to remove them from your queue by posting them to your blog instead of deleting them. To save the posts for reblogging at a later date, you must visit each post and bookmark it in your Web browser and then manually publish or reblog each post to make it live.

You can also can also save the queued post for a later date by converting it to a draft post. Click the gear icon in the post and select "Edit." Click the down arrow next to the "Queue Post" button, select "Save As Draft" and then click the "Save Draft" button. You can access your post drafts by clicking the "Drafts" tab in your blog's dashboard.

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