Jul 12, 2012
“I want to change my Tumblr blog to begin using a tag-based navigation system, but I don’t have the patience to open hundreds of posts individually and change their tags. Is there a way that I can edit many of my Tumblr blog posts simultaneously?”
As a matter of fact, there is, although it has a few limitations. The Tumblr Mass Post Editor is a tool that displays an overview of the posts you have published recently and gives you the ability to delete several posts simultaneously or modify their tags. Tumblr introduced the Mass Post Editor in 2010; prior to the tool’s introduction, it was only possible to edit posts individually from the Dashboard, and it was not possible to add or remove tags from more than one post at a time. Although you can’t use the Tumblr Mass Post Editor to modify the main content of your posts, the Mass Post Editor does make it much easier to change tags and delete content.
- Log in to your Tumblr.com account. If you have multiple blogs, click the title of the blog containing posts that you want to modify with the Mass Post Editor. Unfortunately, you can’t use the Mass Post Editor to edit multiple blogs simultaneously.
- Click the Launch Mass Post Editor button under the “Queue” button on the right side of the page. The Mass Post Editor displays each post as a square containing text or an image, beginning with the content published most recently.
- Click a square to edit the associated post. When you click a square, it turns blue and a white check mark appears in the corner.
- Click the Add Tags button to add tags to the selected posts, or click Edit Tags to edit the posts’ existing tags. Click the Delete button to delete the selected posts.
- If you used the Add Tags or Delete Tags button, a small box appears. Type the desired tags in the box or Backspace over the existing tags to change the tags associated with the selected posts. Place a comma between each keyword or keyword phrase, and then click the button at the bottom of the box to confirm your changes.
- Click your blog’s name at the top of the page to exit the Mass Post Editor.