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How do I add a Tumblr blog to my site?

Adding Tumblr to your site is a great way to incorporate an additional blog and pages into your web space while taking advantage of the easy to use controls and social features of one of Aarfie’s favourite blogging platforms.

Confirm Your Tumblr Address

To incorporate a Tumblr blog with your site, you must first confirm your site’s Tumblr address. By default this will be the sub-domain “blog”.┬áSo, for example, if your web site address is http://yourdomain.com then your Tumblr address will be http://blog.yourdomain.com.

If Aarfie has set up a custom Tumblr address for you, then you must use the alternate Tumblr address that was provided by Aarfie instead of http://blog.yourdomain.com.

Try your Tumblr address now. If it is set up properly you will see a “Not Found” message that does not have the same design as your web site.

If instead you see your own web site design this means that your Tumblr address is not set up. In this case, please contact Aarfie Support to have your Tumblr address set up for you.

Create Your Tumblr Account

If you do not already have a Tumblr account, visit the Tumblr main page to set one up using an e-mail address and password of your choosing.

Set Your Tumblr Address

From the dashboard of your Tumblr account, click your blog title at in the top menu and then the Settings link located in the right sidebar.

Tumblr Blog Settings

In the URL section of the Settings page, check the Use a custom domain option and enter your Tumblr address, leaving out the “http://”.

Using our example, you would enter “blog.yourdomain.com”.

Custom Tumblr Domain

Save and Confirm

Click the Save preferences button at the bottom of the Settings page. Visit your Tumblr address to confirm that your Tumblr is now viewable. If it is not immediately viewable, please allow a day for the change you have made to resolve.

If your Tumblr is still not viewable at your Tumblr address a day after your changes, please contact Aarfie Support.

Start Using Your Tumblr

Start customising and adding content to your Tumblr. For tips on how to use Tumblr, please visit the Tumblr Help Center.

Last Modified: 16th June, 2011

This support article relates to Extra Features and Tools available to owners of an Aarfie Web Page or Aarfie Web Site.