Tumblr has many themes that are straightforward when it comes to their installation. However, for some blogs, the themes may require further personalization, which can’t be found in the theme area. Blogs such as business blogs need you to install Tumblr theme codes.
While getting themes from the theme garden in Tumblr may be easy, installing personalized ones can be challenging. The custom made theme codes require HTML, which might be a new concept for many new Tumblr users.
Some Tumblr users may have already come across the use of HTML. However, most users are new to this kind of language on the platform and don’t know where to begin when installing theme codes. Fortunately, you don’t need to do HTML editing to use the custom themes. You can copy-paste many free or paid themes that are now readily available on the internet. What’s important is that you know how to use the custom themes, and you’re good to go.
Installing a personalized theme for your Tumblr doesn’t require that you have extensive knowledge of coding. This post enlightens you on how you can go about the process of installing a Tumblr theme code. Read on.
How to Add a Theme Code to Tumblr
1. Open the Code
Tumblr theme codes are given in various ways. They may be circulated by a text file or hosted online on sites like Pastebin.
2. Copy the Codes
The next step is to highlight the code in the website or file. If you are operating from Windows, you can use the shortcut CTRL +A. If you are using the Mac OSX, the shortcut CMD+A, will ensure that you get everything copied.
You then need to copy the code by right-clicking on it, select the copy option, or use the CMD+C or CTRL+C shortcut options.
3. Insert The Customizer
You then need to log into your Tumblr account and click on the human icon then select your blog from the column on the right hand. Click on ‘edit appearance’ then select the theme.
4. Edit the HTML
From the new page click on “Edit theme”.
On the left side of the website, there is a task pane with a button that says ‘edit HTML’. Click on it to open up your blog’s current theme code.
5. Paste The New Code
You can paste your selected theme code and replace the current one. Ensure that you delete all the texts existing in your blog’s present coding. For windows, you can use the shortcut CTRL +V while Mac OSX has the shortcut option CMD+V.
6. Preview Your Work Then Click On Save
Select the preview option to get an overview of the new theme. The final task is to click on the Save button to ensure that you save everything.
To Sum It Up
Installing theme codes to Tumblr isn’t a difficult task, as revealed above. Although Tumblr’s interface requires that you dig deeper into research to understand its concept entirely, it is very straightforward after that.