Can’t Login to Tumblr with Firefox

If you are having trouble logging in to your Tumblr account when using Firefox (even when you know that password and username are correct), the problem is always related to two main things; Cookies and Firefox Version. What could also happen is that once you are inside Tumblr Dashboard, you get logged out to the loging screen again, or when trying to perform anything there you get the message “Please make sure you have cookies enabled in your browser”.  Read the tutorial below to fix the Tumblr Firefox loging Issue.

Can’t Login to Tumblr with Firefox – Solution.

  1. Download the latest Firefox Version here.
  2. Once installed, go to Tools and choose Clear Recent History, Check all Items and Delete the entire range of data.
  3. Now it’s time to check how cookies are configured.  Go to Tools >> Options.
  4. Select the Privacy Tab, from the dropdown menu, choose Firefox Will: Use Custom Settings for History
  5. Check Accept Cookies from All Sites and also Accept Third Party Cookies.  From the dropdown menu, choose Keep Until: They Expire
  6. Now, click on exceptions, and verify that is not in the list.
  7. Click OK to close the window.

If you keep having issues to sign in to Tumblr with Firefox after taking all these steps, leave a message describing your problem.

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  1. Zyrac

    April 12, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I had this problem for ages. Followed every instruction I could Bing (Not a google user, dont like to be tracked). I finally solved it by pausing Ghostery. Seems to prevent Tumblr for logging in. Hope this way is useful to some of ye.


  2. Annie

    April 12, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Still have the problem that I can’t get into any tumblr blogs (including mine). Tried everything from clearing cache, cookies, checked network connections and so on…any other suggestions? I’m also using firefox.


  3. Mappie

    April 15, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Pausing Ghostery worked for me also.


  4. Jenna Harris

    April 17, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Doesn’t work for me. I was originally using Internet Explorer and Tumblr always used to work for me, then recently when i tried to log in it opened a new window and asked me to download a file. Then I downloaded Firefox, it worked fine until recently, when i type all my stuff in, the box log in box shakes and refreshes.

    This has been regular ever since they updated their site.


  5. Joseph

    April 24, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Thanks Zyrac and Mappie, had to pause Ghostery as well.


  6. Brian M

    May 23, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I have done all the steps listed, but I still can’t get past the login in screen. I know that the info is correct because I can open tumblr on Chrome. I would try “Pausing Ghostery”, but I don’t know what that is or how to do it. Please help.


  7. Sebastian

    June 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm


    I also can’t log and tried your your advice, but it didn’t work. The message I get is


    Secured connection can not be established or something (I get the message in German).

    Any ideas? Thank you so much in advance!



  8. Juno

    July 11, 2012 at 4:19 am

    It’s still doing the exact same thing as before- I enter my email and password, click log in, it loads, but then it takes me back to the log in screen.


  9. Mel

    July 27, 2012 at 4:38 am

    I’ve checked my privacy settings and Firefox add-ons, nothing has changed, but when I try logging in to Tumblr, it just loops back to login no matter what. Any ideas?


  10. James

    August 16, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    If you use Ghostery with Tumblr you’ll need to ALLOW (i.e. uncheck) the Cookie_Widgets Block for Tumblr.


  11. mike

    September 2, 2012 at 2:34 am

    tumblr doesn’t work for me , i resetted my password and when i type it in it loads back to the login page


  12. Camila

    September 4, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Did everything you said, cleared my cookies, cache, and all that fun stuff. Made sure my firefox was up to date, my password has been reset, turned off ghostery and adblock. And still I can’t seem to log in. I’ve got adblock and ghostery on chrome but I can log in with that browser just fine. I don’t know what’s going on here. Help?


  13. Nicki

    September 5, 2012 at 4:03 am

    I switched to Firefox recently and now I’m having a problem. I followed the steps listed but I still get sent to the ‘Page isn’t redirecting properly’. I don’t know what else to do! It only happens every so often, my ability to get to my dashboard keeps going in and out. It’s really frustrating.


  14. Nicole

    October 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I used to be able to use tumblr. but since my computer crased and its all kind of reset it does not work anymore. I followed all instructions above. But it still does not work. Whenever I delete my history and cookies and all I can access the first page. When I click log in then and give in my stuff to finally log in it always says “Not found. We couldn’t find the page you were looking for. Find out why you may have encountered this error.” when I click that then it only shows lots of cryptic writing that does not make any sense to me…
    Does anyone have an idea what to do? I really miss my tumblr….


  15. clara

    October 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    it doesn’t work for me too. I still cannot log in to my tumblr.
    what should I do? need your suggestion thanks.,


  16. Julie

    October 14, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Still doesn’t work for me. I installed new Firefox version & also Ghostery, still not working


  17. Joe Spam

    December 2, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Thanks. Ghostery was the culprit!


  18. bee

    December 4, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I was close to giving up and uninstalling my firefox! But your tip with the gostery add-on was the solution to my problem :)


  19. Anj

    December 12, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Just tried entering in my address bar and firefox takes me to the Server Not Found page. I can access all my other usual sites, but I don’t know why it’s blocking tumblr.


  20. Sanne

    December 23, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I did what you said but it doesn’t work at all :( It seems like the site won’t even respond to me clicking on the login button because even if I put the wrong data in, it won’t do anything. It doesn’t even load or tell me I used the wrong password.


  21. Jessica

    December 24, 2012 at 1:27 am

    I have this problem I can’t solve!
    Everytime I try to log in on tumblr it ALWAYS redirects me to the log in page! I tried all the browsers, I tried with google to find a soltution but nothing works! Also the cookies and everything! what’s the problem? and the thing is that it works in other computers, just not on mine! that is so since yesterday. I tried everything, I’m desperate.


  22. Catherine

    December 28, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    It worked for me! Thank you so much! :) If someone is looking for tools like me, just go to firefox, then click ALT and you can see tools on the top left. :)


  23. Kinioludek

    January 5, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I stil cannot log in. I type the username in, then the password and it is starting to load, but I’m back on the login page, even though everything should work. On every browser it happens the same. It’s not the first time. Please, help.


  24. Jeff

    January 8, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    It keeps asking for my age but nowhere to enter the field?


  25. Anne

    February 3, 2013 at 5:16 am

    Clear history, cookies and cache, everything! It worked


  26. greenticky

    February 13, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    I checked the tools, and everything was already set to this. When I log in, it seems like it is signing in, but then gives the message There was a problem logging in, try again later. I used to not sign out, then one day I did and I haven’t been able to log in since.


  27. wanda chen

    February 27, 2013 at 7:00 am

    i have the exact same problem with this guy please help me

    October 29, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Hello. I have followed all the instructions how to solve the problem of logging to Tumblr with Firefox but still no success. Immediately after clearing cache and cookies I get access to the loggin page, but as soon as i input the data and click loggin button – i get to see “the page isn’t redirecting properly” page again. after that I can’t even see the loggin page again (
    I have no problems loggin to other sites. I tried to loggin with other browsers (IE, Chrome) but get the same result.
    Please help!
    - See more at:


  28. kirsten

    March 12, 2013 at 3:13 am

    it still won’t work on mozilla! i did ‘everything’ the instructions said but it still didn’t work :( but i managed to get to work on internet explorer and it works on my ipod and phone but not mozilla? why just mozilla?that’s just weird..


  29. captglasspac

    March 13, 2013 at 3:12 am

    It was a Ghostery problem with me as well. I added to the “white list” in the ghostery options and it fixed the problem.


  30. Ana

    March 23, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I did everything you instructed, but it still won’t work. It keeps on sending me back to the log in page. :-( Please help


  31. Destiny

    March 29, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I did everything above, but it still doesn’t work. I downloaded the latest version, clear history, cache, everything. But it still doesn’t work. Can anyone help me?


  32. Jen

    April 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I have done the above steps several times and still no luck. As the page looks like it’s about to load and let me in, there’s a link at the bottom of the page that is loading and telling me that I’m being redirected to and several other sites that were going to quickly for me to catch. Any ideas on what to do to solve this.


  33. Jen

    April 1, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I have done the above steps several times and still no luck. As the page looks like it’s about to load and let me in, there’s a link at the bottom of the page that is loading and telling me that I’m being redirected to and several other sites that were going to quickly for me to catch. Any ideas on what to do to solve this?


  34. Eri

    April 4, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    My login issues are slightly different.. I’m most likely looking at a server issue, as my network likes to block random BS that partially screws with a website but somehow still allows access in a sense. I can view the main page and individual blogs perfectly fine, but when I try to log in gives error message

    This issue has shown up and subsequently disappeared after perhaps a day, but this has been going on for the better part of a week, and wondering what is connected to such an event and if I can even hope to get it fixed.


  35. Mel

    April 5, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Having this issue with the latest Firefox update!! I haven’t been able to find a solution that works, I’ve cleared cookies, cache, history, restarted, cleared registry… I keep being redirected to the login screen and I know my password is correct because there are no issues with Chrome. Help!


  36. albertam

    April 6, 2013 at 4:13 am

    hi the tumbler keeps recycling back to log in page and I have to enter the log in name and password but its goes through its cycle then reverts back to the log in page again. I’m updated on Firefox and i tried cleaning the history and cookies but nothing then i try again so many times it suddenly works again. its like going through a revolving log in situation until it works. whats with the glitch on log in.

    this has happen since i uploaded the new latest version of Fire Fox since my customs settings for history wont save and is going the screwy ride too. Firefox has lots of glitches for new versions lately. it must be the new private settings. im just guessing cause it keeps asking me if i want to have ff in private setting.


  37. James

    April 20, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Pausing ghostery fixed it for me, too.


  38. Krisa

    April 28, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I’ve checked all of this and it was already set up that way, but I still can’t log in. When I try to log in it shows the loading thing for less than a second then goes back to the login page, it doesn’t say that I put my password in wrong it’s just like I didn’t even type anything in the first place.


  39. Vanessa

    April 30, 2013 at 2:05 am

    I tried all these tips.. i have no clue what Ghostery is, so i doubt thats the problem. I keeps redirecting to the login page, i have tried restarting my computer… nothing works. HELP.


  40. Katherine

    May 4, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I had this problem for ages and I tried the method mentioned above. It doesn’t work. But what works for me is disabling Ghostery Add-on, log in, and, voila, I’m in. If you still want to use Ghostery, just enable the add-on again once you’ve logged in. Then you can just go back to your dashboard, logged in, and happy.


  41. Dafne

    May 9, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I can’t login either my problem is the same as the others, tumblr keeps redirecting me to the login page, and nothing work I tried this, I tried clearing my historial and cookies, please help


  42. Brian

    May 22, 2013 at 2:02 am


    Tweaking the cookie/cache settings did nothing to solve the log-in redirect for me, but taking cue from the Ghostery mentions in this thread, I was finally able to access Tumblr after removing “Tumblr Dashboard” from my Ghostery block list. (Disabling Ghostery altogether is unnecessary.)


  43. diah

    July 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    thank you so much for your advice. Now I can access into my account again.
    I have followed the steps you post above. I had some difficulty at first but then I tried to log in for a few times to my tumblr account.


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