Installing Themes

Created on Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:55 PM Updated 4 months ago 11.77 K views

Tumblr made it easier to open a website with bare hands. This great, yet simple platform doesn't require a server set-up, coding, database, or file transfers through FTPs to open a simple website, or even professional portfolio. If you ran into a thought of opening your own simple website, welcome! 

Getting your code.

If you purchased a theme from our website, you will be able to find your full purchase history on your 'Purchases' page. Click the 'Install theme' button to get your theme code on this page.  Have an active access license? Then, you won't be able to find your 'Purchases' page on your account. Choose a theme from our theme collection, and click the 'Download' button on your favorite theme page. You will be redirected to the 'Getting started' page.

Case1 ) If you purchased a single license. Click 'Install theme' button on your account purchase page.

Case2) Your account is activated with an access license. Click 'Download' button on a theme permalink page.

If you are redirected to the 'Getting started' page, it was successful!

Your customize page.

Make sure you are logged in with the same blog account you would like to apply the theme on. Then open up your Tumblr dashboard. Click this link if you don't see it. 

On your dashboard, you will be able to locate an avatar icon on the top right. Click it – a menu will pop up. Click the 'Edit appearance' link.

The 'Edit appearance' link directly takes you to your blog setting page. If you are building a website on your sub-blog, click your sub blog's 'Edit appearance' link. 

Click the 'Edit theme' button to access your customize page.

Installing your theme.

Now you successfully opened up your customize page. You will notice your customize panel on the left. Now click on the 'Edit HTML' link. A hidden code section will slide. 

Resetting your blog 

We highly recommend that you reset your blog first to prevent any theme glitches. Installing a custom theme requires a manual installation. This practice often brings up uncatchable issues if you skip resetting. To reset your blog, empty your codes first, and type 'Reset'.

Then click on the 'Update preview' button, and save it. Now you will need to refresh this page. Go back to your 'Edit HTML' section again. The following preview is how it looks like after refreshing the page. Make sure both sections display the 'Reset' text.

Now make sure you refresh the page. (Alt + R, or F5)

Installing it.

Now, everything is set up. You did a blog reset, and refreshed the page. Now paste the theme code onto your 'Edit HTML' section, and then save it.

It's done!