How to Easily Import Tumblr Posts To Your WordPress Site In 5 Minutes

Tumblr is both a Blogging and Social Media Platform. Some might consider it an easier medium to gain more traction as it primarily consists of the young generation. Recently, we have observed that some of our visitors are trying to import Tumblr on their WordPress site, and since it’s not very common, so they are struggling to do it easily. So there’s your guide to inport all your Tumblr post to WordPress within few mintues.

As you are reading this blog, it is clear that you have both a Tumblr Account and a WordPress Website. And maybe one of your Tumblr posts have recently generated a great buzz among your readers and now you want to import that post on our WordPress Website.

And you might be wondering how can you do that without asking a friend? If you are thinking how hard is the process of importing Posts from your Tumblr Account to WordPress, the answer is the entire process should not take more than 5 minutes.

This blog lists down 10 easy-to-follow steps that will teach you how you can import your Tumblr post to WordPress. So let’s get started.

Step 1

Open your WordPress Dashboard and Navigate to Tools>>Import. Click on the Install Now button under the Tumblr options.

Step 2

After the installation is complete click on the Run Importer button.

Step 3

You will be asked to create a Tumblr App to connect your blog with Tumblr’s Servers. You can create an App by visiting this link.

Keep the WordPress Dashboard open and open the Link in a new Tab.

Step 4

As you click on the link,  a new page will open. The page will look something like this.

To proceed to the next step click on the Green Register Application button.

Step 5

Fill out the following fields and keep the rest blank.

  • Application Name
  • Application Website
  • Default Callback URL
  • Application Description
  • Administrative contact email

Step 6

After you submit the form you will be taken to a new prompt. It will have the OAuth Consumer Key and Secret Key for your Tumblr App.

Step 7

Remember I asked you to keep the Import Tumblr Tab open. Keep the Registration Tab open and go back to Import Tumblr Tab. But first copy both the both the OAuth Consumer Key and Secret Key. Now paste them inside the specified fields on Import Tumblr page and hit the Connect To Tumblr button.

Click on “Authorize the Application.

Step 8

Click on the Allow button to proceed to the next step.

Step 9:

You will now see posts that are associated with your Username and Email Address. To initiate the Importing process click on the Import this Blog button.

Step 10:

You can see the imported posts by navigating to WP Admin → Posts.

Once the import is complete you can erase your Tumblr Account Information by clicking on the “Clear Account Information.” button.

Wrapping Up!

In total there are 10 steps. Don’t let yourself get confused with unnecessary jargon. However, if you find the method illustrated above confusing, you can install the premium version of Tumblr to WordPress migration plugin from CMS2CMS. This company specializes in migration across various platforms.

Let us know in the comment section, if you are using any other way to do it or if you want to integrate any other social media in the comment section.

Afshana Diya

Afshana Diya

Afshana Diya is CMO at WPDeveloper. She is helping the company to create a dynamic team and sustainable business from the scratch. When she is offline from the digital world, she must be traveling to find natural beauty in remote places.

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