How To Hide the Following Section from your Tumblr Theme

If you want to hide/remove/delete/take out the Following section from your Tumblr Theme sidebar you just need to edit the hmlt or your Tumblelog. This way you make sure that noone will be able to see who you are following.

If what you are looking for is just the opposite, then you might want to take a look at our guide; How to show who you follow on a Tumblr Theme.

How To Stop Displaying Your Followers on your Tumblr

  1. Go to Customize Theme >> Edit HTML.
  2. Copy the whole code in there and paste it in a notepad, just in case you make a mistake.
  3. Find the following code in the theme using control+F in your browser {block:Following} or {block:Followed}
  4. Now, that particular tag is the beginning of that section, we must also find out where it ends, which is this code {/block:Following}.  As you see the only difference is the / slash.
  5. Finally delete everything that is within {block:Following} {/block:Following}, Including those tags themselves!.

Done, you have just removed the following section from your Tumblr theme, rest asure that noone will see who you are following.

9 Responses to "How To Hide the Following Section from your Tumblr Theme"

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  1. claire

    December 13, 2010 at 8:58 am

    can you do a little tutorial thing on how to make it so the people your following show up in a scrollbox to whatever size you want? instead of having it like expanded completely or hidden completely. please&thank you :)


    Mr. Tumblr Reply:

    Good suggestion, we’ll update our adding a blogroll on tumblr with the tutorial.


  2. Michael Cowan

    December 20, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Thanks, simple, easy to follow advise that works.


  3. Jim bon

    July 7, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Thank you so much for this! I got rid of people that I follow cause, I have a bunch of *** blogs I follow no nobody will think I am a creep! thanks!


  4. mike

    January 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    thanks so much this was beginning to become a real problem for my business website that is linked to my blog on tumblr.

    you are a heaven send,



  5. Lucas

    March 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I am thinking in start using Tumblr for Business purposes, so, making sure I will be able to hide the profiles of actual Clients and Suppliers (who may be using Tumblr) from the eyes of the competition is something I wanted to do before start using Tumblr.

    I like the fact that you can easily hide your contacts on Google Plus, so I was hoping there could be a way to hide “my” Followers on Tumblr too. Hope it could be as easy as doing so just as in G+ but I guess your tip may do the trick. Thanks.

    I don’t like to use Facebook for business, since there is “apparently” no way to hide your contacts/followers from third party eyes, which I consider to be not only a clear Privacy Violation – Tided up to Facebook’s unscrupulous Privacy Policy “either you accept using Facebook as we want or don’t use Facebook” – But it may also put your Business at Risk by making public all your clients and suppliers. I mean, is just seeing things from a different Prism.

    The point is: It is good to know you can hide, some how, your contacts on Tumblr – which again could be your business partners, investors, suppliers and contacts – and keep them away from “The Competition”

    Good Tip! Thanks!


  6. 420smoek

    March 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Good guide, 10/10.


  7. mosene

    March 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    can you do a tutorial on how to get rid of the “links” side bar?


  8. darkangel

    April 17, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    How do you remove the blocking from tumblr i don’t want it there i don’t want anyone blocked i want to remove it completely


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