Linking WordPress with Tumblr: 6 Plugins That Work
Tumblr is like “WordPress Lite,” offering a sleek, slimmed-down blogging experience. Since it began in 2007, Tumblr has attracted more than 3 million users. As a way to simply and easily post short-form content, it’s a handy little platform. It doesn’t replace our beloved WordPress, of course, since the latter is far more full-featured. In fact, many savvy bloggers use both. If you’ve got our would like to get a Tumblr blog and a WordPress site, we’ve got 6 plugins that will allow you to connect your two outlets and streamline your publishing.
1. Tumblr Widget
This plugin enables you to display the contents of a Tumblr blog inside any widget on your WordPress blog. It has a number of options for sizing and formatting the posts, and it lets you categorize and upload only certain Tumblr posts or simply import all of them all of the time. Download it here.
The Tumblr plugin makes it simple: Once you grant it access to your accounts, it automatically cross-posts your content to Tumblr as you enter it into WordPress. You can also perform parallel tasks like Delete, View Posts, and Reblog on both blogs at the same time. Download it here.
Tumble adds a nifty little button to your WordPress posting interface that allows you to take any content and “Post to Tumblr.” Best used when you want to post videos, photos, and audio to your Tumblr without creating a new post for them, this plugin will automatically detect which type of media you’re posting and adjust the way it appears in Tumblr for you. Download it here.
4. WP Get Tumblr
Making use of the Tumblr API, the WP Get Tumblr plugin allows you to get a bit more hands-on. It retrieves posts and puts them anywhere on your WP blog you enter this code: get_tumblr(‘tumblr id’,'number of posts’). Download the plugin here.
5. WordPress Tumblr AJAX Widget
This plugin lanches AJAX, calling up your Tumblr blog’s latest two posts. In addition, it will create a widget that you can insert into your blog, drawing posts from your Tumblr’s blog feed. Download it here.
6. Tumblr Recent Photo Widget
Much like a sidebar plugin that displays recent tweets from your Twitter account, this one creates a sidebar widget containing thumbnails of recent photos you’ve uploaded to Tumblr. Give your Tumblr ID along with the number of images to show in the widget, and you’re all set. You can even write each image’s CSS properties when you’re setting things up. Download the plugin here.