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How to Install AddThis on Tumblr

Installing AddThis tools on your Tumblr website is simple! In this article, we will walk you through each step. You can also check out the tutorial below for our video walkthrough:


Installing the AddThis JavaScript into Your Tumblr Theme

  1. If you haven’t already, signup for an AddThis account here.
  2. Activate and customize the tools that you would like to use on your site.
  3. Navigate to the Get the Code page in your AddThis dashboard and copy your unique snippet of JavaScript under the HTML tab.

  1. In your Tumblr dashboard, click Edit appearance under the Account tab.

Edit Appearance Tumblr

  1. Click the Edit theme button in the Website Theme

Edit Theme Tumblr

  1. Click Edit HTML at the top of the left hand sidebar menu.

Edit HTML Tumblr

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the HTML content and paste the snippet of JavaScript just above the </body> tag.

Insert AddThis JavaScript in footer

  1. Click Update Previewand then click Save.
  2. Your AddThis tools should now be appearing on your Tumblr website.

Install Inline Tools

If you want to add an inline tool to your website, you will need to add an additional snippet of code to your Tumblr website. To do that, just follow these steps:

  1. Activate the inline tool in your AddThis dashboard.
  2. Navigate to the Get the Code page in your AddThis dashboard and copy the inline code which can be found under the Setup Inline Tools heading.

  1. Go back to your Tumblr site code.
  2. Paste the inline code in the place where you would like the tool to appear on your page. For example, if you would like the tool to appear just after the page title, find the {/block:Title} tag and paste the AddThis code just below that.

Insert Inline code into Tumblr theme

  1. Click Update Preview and then click Save.
  2. Your AddThis inline tools should now be appearing on your Tumblr website.

If you need any assistance, please feel free to contact our dedicated support team. We are always glad to help!

Last modified:  September 17th, 2019