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Tumblr Like WordPress Site

Google Chrome 4 Tumblr Like WordPress Site

I recently redesigned my site using the Analog Theme. I love the visual layout, publishing features and simplicity of Tumblr, and wanted to incorporate that into my site. The site is my personal one, an online notebook where I add random thoughts and mostly images from day to day.

One of the features on the Analog site is a Tumblog feature, that turns the regular blog into a micro blog with Tumblr like features,  so you can  post from your dashboard using the QuickPress option which is similar to Tumblr.

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The Tumblog features of Analog have a more visual storytelling and personal feel which was a perfect fit for my personal site.

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I also added the Express-App so I could quickly post things with my iPhone. A couple of weeks ago I was with Seniors Ignite filming a couple of upcoming workshops and posted some behind the scenes shots I had made with Instagram (see the tutorial below). I loved being able to post on the go from my iPhone.

It’s simple to use and my personal site isn’t something I want to put a lot of time into using and maintaining, so this is great for that.

The Tumblog feature for WordPress uses Custom Post Formats, and is included on all Woo Themes and Hi-Fi Themes. If you are using a another theme and would like to add this feature to your site, you can download the Woo Tumblog Plugin from WordPress.

Posting to iphone is easy using the Express App

With the Express App, you can publish to your Tumblog from your iPhone. Post images, quick posts, notes or even Instagram images. You could also do this using the WordPress mobile app, however I found the Express works much easier with the custom post formats.

It’s easy to use and set up.

Note: This app only works if you have the Tumblog feature turned on.

If you are using Hi-Fi Themes – see the tutorial on using the Tumblog Feature.

First we need to set WordPress up for Remote Publishing.

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In your WordPress Admin panel, go to Settings > Writing > then under remote publishing select the Enable the WordPress, Movable Type, MetaWeblog and Blogger XML-RPC publishing protocols option.

Then save.

Download the Express for WordPress App to your iPhone

Download Express App

Open The Express App on your iPhone

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Add your Tumblog

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Enter your site url and WordPress admin login username and password

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Post to your Tumblog

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For this example, let’s post an image.

Select “image”

Tap on the gray area to add an image

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Take a photo or upload an existing image

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select Choose Existing Image

Select an image, add a title and any comments then publish

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New Image Post

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Upload Instagram Images to your Tumblog

To be able to upload Instagram images using the Express App, you will need to turn on two options in your Instagram settings, so that your Instagram images are saved to your iphone photo library.

Go to Settings

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Select Instagram

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Enable Saving Options

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  1. Saves the original, unfiltered photo taken with Instagram to the Photo Library
  2. Saves the filtered photo from Instagram to the Photo Library


Upload to your Tumblog from the Express App

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