How To Change Your Tumblr URL and Name

If you changed your mind and decided to change your Tumblr URL (a.k.a Tumblr Name or subdomain) you can easily do it without losing a single one of your followers.

Bear in mind that a good tumblr name caughts the attention of new followers and could be the difference between getting reblogged or not.

In the second part of this tutorial, we tell you how to keep your old url and redirect your visitors to your new url when they visit your blog directly just in case they don’t the dashboard that much.

How To Modify Your Tumblr URL and Name

  1. From your Dashboard, Go to the blog’s own dashboard you want to modify (click on its title on the top menu or in the drop down menu right next to the inbox icon)
  2. Click on “Blog Settings” on the right sidebar.
  3. Find the URL option and change your tumblr url name.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom and click on SAVE.

  5. How To Change your Tumblr URL and Name

No Followers Will Be Lost

Will You lose your followers if you change your Tumblr Name?. Not at all, they will still be following you and getting your post through the dashboard. However, if they directly visit your old url, they will certainly not find your blog unless you redirect the old url to the new one, read below for more information.

Redirecting Your Old Tumblr URL To Your New One

  1. Immediately after you modify your tumblr name, go and create a new secondary tumblr blog and use your old ulr as the name for it.
  2. Once created, you have two options, either do an auto redirect that takes your followers straight to your new url or place an “Moved” theme that tells them where your blog is now located. We have tutorials for both.

4 Responses to "How To Change Your Tumblr URL and Name"

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  1. sue boyd

    April 21, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I want to start a blog on tumblr and went onto the site this morning to look around. I dont remember registering anything but it keeps telling me that my email address is registered on tumblr. I want to re-start my blog… is still in the browsing stage and the site tells me I need my password???? I dont remember using a password this morning….please can I ask you how to clear the situation so that I can re-start….thanks Sue


  2. Sarah

    August 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    hi, i changed my url using your guide but it still have my old name on my blog and on my dashboard? help please?


  3. mel

    September 8, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Hey they changed tumblr . Now how do I change my url on the new tumblr ?


  4. Sheila

    October 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I am new to tumlbr and I am so lost. What is the address I put in my written info that let’s people know where to find my post?


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