How to Upload to Static Tumblr

By Jesse Adams

Tumblr allows users to upload static theme files to its servers.
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Tumblr is a free blogging platform that is inherently social. In addition to hosting blogs on its servers, Tumblr also syndicates content from those blogs to other Tumblr users via the Dashboard. The service allows virtually any kind of Web content to be published on user blogs. The blogs themselves are also highly customizable, so Web designers can create custom themes for their Tumblr blogs, just as they can with other blogging platforms such as Wordpress or Drupal. Tumblr even allows designers to upload static design files such as CSS documents, javascripts and images directly to the Tumblr servers.


Open your browser, navigate to the homepage and log in with your email address and password.

Click the "Preferences" gear icon at the top of the Dashboard, scroll to the bottom of the Preferences page and click the "Themes" link.

Click the "Submit a theme" button near the top of the page.

Click the "static file uploader" link in the "Requirements" box on the right side of the page.

Click the "Choose File" button and select the document you want to upload to the Tumblr servers.

Click the "Upload File" button.

Copy the direct URL to the file to use it in your Tumblr theme.