Installing themes

Last modified 4 months ago


Tumblr made it easier to open a website for any users 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 back again 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 to install.

Your customize page.

Make sure you are logged in with the same account you would like to apply the theme code 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.

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!