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Sams Teach Yourself Tumblr in 10 Minutes

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  • Copyright 2011
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-264932-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-264932-2

Sams Teach Yourself Tumblr® in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to use Tumblr to create a blog for sharing tweets, links, text, media, email, anything! Each compact lesson zeroes in on essential techniques, with fast, step-by-step instructions that help you do it right the first time!

Tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls

Notes provide additional information

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…

  • Create and run a personal blog incredibly easily!
  • Personalize your tumblog with themes and a custom domain name
  • Post text, links, photos, media, and more
  • Add comments to your tumblog
  • Save and share your tweets from Twitter on Tumblr
  • Feed your tumblog content to your Facebook page
  • Post from your cellphone, iPhone, or iPad
  • Find tumblogs you like, and quote or repost their content
  • Extend tumblogs with Goodies and Third-Party Apps
  • Sample Content

    Table of Contents


    1 Introduction to Tumblr

        What Is Tumblr?


        Uses for Tumblr

        Why Everyone Loves Tumblr

        Looking at Tumblogs

    2 Signing Up and Setting Preferences for Tumblr

        Signing Up for Tumblr

        Choosing Your Account Preferences

    3 Customizing Info Settings for Your Tumblog

        Accessing the Customize Area

        Changing Information About Your Tumblog

    4 Choosing a URL for Your Tumblog

        It’s All in a Name

        Using a Tumblr Subdomain Name

        Using a Custom Domain Name

        Choosing a Name

        Searchability and Your Domain Name

        Changing Your Subdomain Name

        Using a Custom Domain Name with a Tumblog

    5 Changing the Appearance of Your Tumblog

        Changing Your Tumblog’s Appearance

        Changing Advanced Settings

        Changing a Theme’s Appearance

        Four Ways to Change Your Tumblog’s Appearance

        Choosing a New Theme

        Customizing a Theme

    6 Creating a Text Post

        The Vital Role of Text in Tumblogs

        Adding a Text Post

        Formatting a Post’s Content

        Adding Links to a Post

        Using HTML in a Posting

        Adding Tags to Post

        Additional Options for All Posts

    7 Adding Photos to a Text Post

        The Art of Photos in Tumblogs

        Digital Photo Basics

        Adding Your Own Photo to a Text Post

        Adding a Web Photo to a Text Post

    8 Creating a Photo Post

        Photo Posts for Your Tumblog

        Photo Post Options

        Creating a Photo Post with a Web Photo

        Creating a Photo Post with a Webcam Photo

    9 Creating a Quote Post

        Quote Posts for Your Tumblog

        Rules for Quote Posts

    10 Creating a Link Post

        Link Posts for Your Tumblog

        Rules for Link Posts

        Creating a Link Post

    11 Creating a Chat Post

        Chat Posts for Your Tumblog

        Rules for Chat Posts

        Creating a Chat Post

    12 Posting Audio Clips

        Using Audio Clips in Tumblogs

        Tumblr and Audio Copyright

        Digital Audio Basics for Tumblr

        Creating an Audio Post

    13 Posting Videos

        Using Videos in Tumblogs

        Creating Video Files

        Digital Video Basics for Tumblr

        Creating a Video Post

    14 Liking, Reblogging, and Following Posts

        Building Community in Your Tumblog

        Liking Tumblog Posts

        Reblogging Tumblog Posts

        Following a Tumblog

        Improving Your Tumblarity

    15 Posting by Email, Phone, and Audio

        Posting by Email and Phone

        Sending Posts by Email

        Markdown and Email Posting

        Posting via App

        Posting via Audio

    16 Using Tumblr with Twitter

        Using Tumblr with Twitter

        Sending Your Tweets to Your Tumblog

        Posting and Viewing Twitter in Tumblr

        Sending Tumblr Posts to Twitter

    17 Using Tumblr with Other Services

        How Tumblr Plays Nice with Others

        Feeding Your Tumblog into Facebook

        Using Your Tumblog’s RSS Feed

        Importing RSS, Blog, and Other Feeds

    18 Extending Tumblr with Comments, Goodies, and Apps

        Tumblr Is Extensible

        Using Tumblr Community

        Getting Goodies from Tumblr

        Using Tumblr Third-Party Apps



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