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Tumblr is a free, fast, and popular blogging platform. This series contains tips advice for using Tumblr, and collections of beautiful Tumblr themes to help you create a unique and interesting website.
Are you looking to spice up your blog on Tumblr with a better design? A theme can help you create a more visually interesting website design quickly and efficiently. (And with most themes, you don’t need a lot of coding experience to figure it out.)
There’s a theme for almost everything, and premium themes are packed with features that will help make your Tumblr site stand out.
Latest Tumblr Theme Articles
Graphics / 5 May 2015
Having a wedding website or blog is all the rage, and it can be a great way to keep your friends and family up-to-date with your wedding planning for the special day.
There are lots of services out there to help, but many are quite expensive or complicated. Today we’re taking a look at how you can build your own wedding website in a few simple steps, using the Wedding Tumblr theme. You’ll have a wedding website to be proud of, in no time at all (here’s an example). All for the price of a couple of wedding magazines!
Inspiration / 29 Apr 2015
There are thousands of Tumblr themes all over the web. To be perfectly frank, most of them aren’t great, and won’t do your creative work justice. Today we’ve collected thirty of our favourite premium Tumblr themes from across the web.
All of these cost a few dollars, but all of them will take your Tumblr blog to another level. From stylish, minimal Tumblr themes, through to those featuring big colours and bold images — we have a full selection. All of them are available to buy straight from Tumblr directly, and can be set up on your blog in a few minutes!
Inspiration / 26 Jan 2014
Blogging has enormously evolved in the last decade. Absolutely everyone now can easily start a blog and create content, whether it is video, images or text. WordPress is definitely a leader in the digital publishing scene but it has evolved into something more than just a blogging platform. That is why such platforms like Ghost, Medium, Svbtle and Tumblr are getting more and more attention.
When choosing a theme for a recent project, I came across some really gorgeous premium Tumblr themes focusing on imagery and typography. If you want to suit up your Tumblr blog in a classy way take a look at these amazing premium Tumblr themes I’ve collected.
Inspiration / 16 May 2012
Here at Design Shack, WordPress is our bread and butter, but in the world of blogging platforms, we have lots of love for Tumblr as well. It’s simple, gorgeous, and simply enjoyable to use.
Today we’re going to take a look at what makes a great Tumblr theme. With over 1,300 options in the Tumblr theme garden, it can be difficult to stand out. Why do some themes catch so much attention while others are ignored? Good design holds the answer.
What is a Tumblr Theme?
A Tumble theme is a package of preset graphics and design elements so that your Tumblr blog has a design that’s different from the default settings.
A theme can change almost any part of a Tumblr website design so that your design is made for the content you publish. Simply, a theme makes it easy to customize your Tumblr page.
Tumblr themes include design elements such as color, navigation elements or menus, images, typography options, buttons, grid and even some messaging and language.
Themes are available in a number of places, including from Tumblr itself and you can choose between free or premium themes (which are more robust in design, features and support).
5 Reasons to Choose a Premium Tumblr Theme
When it comes to picking a theme, premium themes are often the best option. While they do come with some cost – typically just a few bucks – they are totally worth it regarding features and support.
If you are considering a Tumblr theme, a premium option should at least be something you consider. Here’s why:
- Premium themes often have higher quality design with elements that look great and go together
- They come with updates and support so that your site doesn’t fall apart if Tumblr makes changes
- Known vendors with solid code/source will help your Tumblr site move fast and work anywhere
- Premium themes offer more customization options, so you can make a theme yours and ensure that it works with your content
- Paid themes often have more design and page options to help you create larger website projects
Buying from Tumblr vs. Elsewhere
Where you choose to purchase a theme hinges mostly on your level of comfort with installation and customization. Buying right from Tumblr might be the easiest solution (particularly if you are new to the publishing platform). Just search and install.
The downside to buying a theme directly from Tumblr is that you might not know as much about the theme (descriptions aren’t as complete as some other marketplaces) or publisher. Themes do not include reviews or public support queries.
On the other hand, while it can be a little more intimidating to install a theme from another marketplace, there’s more choice when choosing a theme, most marketplaces use rating systems so you know what people think about the design package and you can often see information such as support FAQs.
Buying from Tumblr or elsewhere is a personal choice when it comes to getting a premium theme.