I know, you installed the theme thinking that inserting a link in your Tumblr sidebar was just yet another option in the customize panel.
You might also want to create a page that actually gets you to where all the posts with a particular tag are located, in that case here is the tutorial: tagged pages on tumblr.
How To Add a Link to Your Tumblr. Method 1
- Go To Customize >> Scroll Down on the Left Sidebar >> Click on Add a Page.
- Now, you can either create a whole new page, or redirect this page to a new URL, which is the link you are trying to insert
- Give the Page a URL extension, just type it in.
- Give the Page a Title, or Name
- And this is the key step for the link to show up in your Sidebar, click on “Show a Link to This page
- If you want to redirect this page to another location, you need to use the dropdown menu and choose redirect.
How to insert links in your Tumblr sidebar (Not Exactly a Blogroll).
- Copy paste your theme html in a notepad just in case you make a big mistake and want to get things undone.
- First of all, let’s prepare the line of code for your links; Replace xxx with your link url, and repeat this line of code for every link you want to insert/add to the sidebar. Also, write the link name where it says so.
- Themes are not totally identical in their html structure, but since you need to add a link to the sidebar, that’s what we are going to do next, search for the sidebar. With control+F in your Theme Custom HTML screen look for the following word; sidebar. You will see that the word is always surrounded by a <div> tag or a <section>tag, and could be named sidebar1, sidebarleft, etc. In this example the sidebar is located in <div id=”sidebar1″>. We want to add the links before this sidebar is closed, meaning before the </div> (be careful, they might be more divs within the very sidebar).
- Paste the Link whenever you want and start updating preview, until you see that the link actually is where it should be
- Update Preview >> Save >> Close
<a href=”xxx“>LINK NAME</a>