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Redirect your old tumblr links to your new tumblr

oddhour:

I just did this for myself, and a quick Google search told me that apparently no one knows how to do this properly :P so maybe this will help someone. It’s possible to redirect all your links from your old tumblr link to your new tumblr link (assuming you saved your old URL). This isn’t just redirecting to your new tumblr’s homepage.

This is like if you were linked to:
http://oddhouredproductivity.tumblr.com/tagged/tips

and the URL automatically changes to:
http://oddhour.tumblr.com/tagged/tips

(try it!) If you’ve ever tried to find a post off someone’s old url, you know how annoying it can be to track down the post in the new url.

How to use: Just add this script either before your end body tag (</body>) or in the head section (<head></head>) of the tumblr where you saved your old URL. Change oddhour.tumblr.com to whatever your new URL is.

 <script> //redirect to new blog var path = window.location.pathname; window.location.replace('http://oddhour.tumblr.com' + path); </script> 

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One thing that has always bugged me is that you can&#8217;t get a &#8220;Read More&#8221; on, say, a photo post like this one. Since I can&#8217;t be bothered to find an extension that lets me do that, here&#8217;s another way. Once you create the post, click the &lt;html&gt; symbol and put [[ MORE ]] (without the spaces) wherever you want the &#8220;Read More&#8221; to be. (After a paragraph tag &lt;p&gt; is a good place.) 
Edit: Fair warning, it might not work on your blog, but it should work in other people&#8217;s dashes and in the Tumblr search interface. 
[[MORE]]See? :)

One thing that has always bugged me is that you can’t get a “Read More” on, say, a photo post like this one. Since I can’t be bothered to find an extension that lets me do that, here’s another way. Once you create the post, click the <html> symbol and put [[ MORE ]] (without the spaces) wherever you want the “Read More” to be. (After a paragraph tag <p> is a good place.) 

Edit: Fair warning, it might not work on your blog, but it should work in other people’s dashes and in the Tumblr search interface. 

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Tumblr Starter Kit

I have by no means been on Tumblr for a long time, but I have finally figured out some of the things I found most confusing when I first got an account. Below is a Tumblr FAQ of sorts because the Tumblr help system is not great. Topics include: 

  • How to make a page that contains specific content
  • Searching for tags
  • Tags in general
  • Adding pages
  • Gifs
  • Photos
  • "Read More"
  • Replies and Asks
  • Account preferences
  • What Tumblr Savior, XKit, and Missing e are

And more. I hope this is helpful!

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