What is a Tumblr Theme?

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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

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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:

  1. Premium themes often have higher quality design with elements that look great and go together
  2. They come with updates and support so that your site doesn’t fall apart if Tumblr makes changes
  3. Known vendors with solid code/source will help your Tumblr site move fast and work anywhere
  4. Premium themes offer more customization options, so you can make a theme yours and ensure that it works with your content
  5. Paid themes often have more design and page options to help you create larger website projects

Buying from Tumblr vs. Elsewhere

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So where do you get a Tumblr theme? Themes are available from design marketplaces such as Envato Elements and direct from Tumblr.

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.