How to Make Your Tumblr Layout Theme Bigger
By Naomi Bolton
Tumblr has a selection of both free and premium themes, but also allows you to modify any theme by changing the HTML. If you find that the default size of the theme is insufficient for your business needs, it is possible to alter the values to make the layout bigger. You can change the size of the posts, sidebar and spacing between posts. While tweaking the size of the theme, the preview window allows you to monitor the results. Customizing an existing theme enables you to alter it to fit your requirements without creating a new theme from scratch.
Sign in to your Tumblr account and click the gear-shaped "Settings" button on the dashboard.
Click the name of your Tumblr blog and click the "Customize" button from the "Theme" section.
Click the "Edit HTML" button next to the name of the Tumblr theme that you are using.
Scroll down to the "#wrapper #content" section in the "Body" section of the code. For the default Tumblr theme, it is located on line 76. Press "Ctrl-F" to open the search function and enter "#wrapper #content" to locate this section if you are using a different theme.
Change the value next to "width" to increase the width of your Tumblr theme. For example, the width for the default theme is 520px. Click the "Update Preview" button to view the changes once you alter the width to ensure that it is not too wide. If the widths of the main posts are too wide, the sidebar is moved below the posts.
Scroll down to the "#wrapper #content .bottom" section of the code and change the "height" value to zero. This removes the gaps between the posts and enables you to fit in more content.
Scroll down to the "#wrapper #sidebar" section of the code and change the "width" value. Decreasing the value enables you to increase the width of the content section.
Click the "Update Preview" button to view the changes and click "Save" if you are satisfied with the results.
Virtually growing up in a computer repair shop, Naomi Bolton has held a passion for as long as she can remember. After earning a diploma through a four year course in graphic design from Cibap College, Bolton launched her own photography business. Her work has been featured on Blinklist, Gameramble and many others.