How To Install Tumblr Theme From Text File

06/08/2012

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If you come across a Tumblr theme which isn’t in Tumblr’s theme garden, you’ll probably have to install it via copying and pasting the code. Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to do that.


1. First you need to go to your dashboard of your Tumblr. Then click “Customize Theme”.

Step 1 How To Install Tumblr Theme From Text File


2. You’ll then be presented with the theme edit screen. Click on “Edit HTML”.

Step 2 How To Install Tumblr Theme From Text File


3. You’ll then see a bunch of code. Select it all and hit delete. It should then be completely empty like this.

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4. You then want to get the text file which has all the code.

  • Windows users – Make sure to open the file with “Notepad”
  • Mac users – if the code doesn’t look like what is in the screenshot below, open the file with TextWrangler
  • or SublimeText

Copy all of that code and paste it into the Tumblr bit.

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5. Make sure to hit “Update Preview”. Then a “Save” button should appear next to the “Update Preview” button, hit that “Save” button.

And there you have it, your new theme should be installed!


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