Insert a Tumblr Ask Me Box Link in Your Sidebar

Creating a adding a Tumblr Ask Me Box it’s really easy. It just requires to embed a bit of code in your theme html so you can create both the form through which you will be receiving questions and also the link¬† I placed mine in my Tumblelog’s sidebar, but you can do it anywhere you want.

How To Add a Tumblr Ask Me Widget on Tumblr.

  1. First, you need to enable the Ask Me function which will eventually create the contact form page.  Go to Customize >>> Community and check Let People Ask Questions (you can also choose the page title).
  2. Now you need to insert the html code that includes the link leading to the page;

  3. {block:AskEnabled}
    <li><a href="/ask">Ask Me</a></li>

  4. Paste this code wherever you consider it appropiate inside your theme, I inserted this feature in my sidebar.

28 Responses to "Insert a Tumblr Ask Me Box Link in Your Sidebar"

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  1. Wes

    January 29, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I have the Dry theme and it won’t let me add the ask box. I tried contacted the person who made it, but I haven’t recieved a response. Also the theme doesn’t have an Archive link as well.


  2. mar

    November 29, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    i don’t have something that says community when i go to custumize.. i made the ask me link but when it’s clicked it take me to like page not found why ?


  3. Alexx

    December 30, 2011 at 9:05 am

    My Customize doesn’t have an option that says “Let People Ask Questions” It doesn’t say anything to do with asking. How can I put an ask box on?


  4. Grandy

    January 15, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Ive been trying to add an ask box onto my tumblr for a while now but nothing will work IN this descriotion of how to do it it says go on Customize which I did then go on Community I dont know what this is For theres nothing on my customize pgae which is called community thers only boxes called
    Theme, Appearance, Pages Services, Advanced. So please help me if yuo can


  5. Felo

    February 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    I’ve had a hard time trying to figure out how to get thins into my Fluid Theme sidebar on Tumblr :/ I know something about HTML, but I just can’t get the codes in my sidebar to work… could you please help me? Check out my site if you want… greetings!


  6. Julia

    April 1, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    My tumblr does not have the “Community and check Let People Ask Questions”-thingy, not in any of the themes! :( What should I do?


  7. Ali

    April 30, 2012 at 12:14 am

    that doesnt work. when i click on the link for it after i put in in my theme it just redirrects me back to my page. not the ask.


  8. Jane

    May 13, 2012 at 6:21 am

    I went to customize but I had no community button…what do I do now ?


  9. Haley

    May 17, 2012 at 2:44 am

    Hi I’m using the GreyMatters theme on tumblr, and before I installed the theme, I had an ask box with the default theme. So my question is do you think maybe theme change deleted my ask box? If yes, what should I do to get it back? If no, how do I find where it is? Thank you in advance!


  10. Claudia

    May 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    but where can I find “customize”? I can find “customize themes” but there is no “community” thingy in there :0 help me please!


  11. humayra

    June 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Mine still doesn’t work. It doesnt allow me to ask others questions either. Keeps saying This feature is not available yet. Please check back in the future.


  12. Lauren

    June 26, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I’ve tried this and when I’m on the customize page, the “ask” bar shows, but as soon a i save and close it, it’s gone again…what do i do?!


  13. becca

    July 14, 2012 at 4:15 am

    i was messing around with the html on my blog and ended up dispositioning the “install theme”, “dashboard” and “customize” buttons to random spots on my blog and still haven’t found out how to install an ask button or anything ! i tried to link it on my sidebar but it says blocked and url cannot be found. can you please help?! i’m not good at html language :P


  14. Leeta

    July 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Hey, I’m using this tutorial but there’s no “Community” section when I go to “Customize”. Help?


  15. Beth

    August 1, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    What if your Tumblr theme doesn’t have a community box in the ‘customize’?


  16. RichieQ

    August 12, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Does this work for a custom theme? I can’t seem to find the community option


  17. sydney

    September 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    i can’t find the “community and check Let People Ask Questions” thing! please help! D:


  18. Corie

    September 24, 2012 at 1:18 am

    I’ve tied that but there is no Community option.


  19. Cat

    November 14, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    The base theme i used to make another theme did not come with an ask section AT ALL. there is no enabling it, its just not there, even in the advanced section


  20. Meaghan

    December 11, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Um, I’m using a tumblr theme by… the hipster cat one… Anyways, the ask box is just not appearing, I don’t know what to do :s Do you think you could help?
    Thanks for your time!!


  21. Marion

    December 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks for the explanation but I’ve a personnalized theme and I can’t find the “Community” link. I don’t know what to do :(


  22. Emily M

    December 29, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    I can’t find community. It doesn’t want to exist for me. Help please?


  23. Allison Danielle

    January 2, 2013 at 3:48 am

    i have tried so hard to get an ask box. i cant figure out how to do it! HELP ME.


  24. Ashley

    March 22, 2013 at 1:46 am

    I enabled the ask me function and all but my ask box still won’t show on my blog, I don’t know what to do!


  25. philosophychick.tumblrr.

    March 25, 2013 at 4:55 am

    in my customize section,there is no ‘community’ D: my theme is ‘hearts in a cage’ by fusels. HELP! can you give me a theme in which ask can for sure be enabled??


  26. Cap

    April 5, 2013 at 12:03 am

    THX !
    Where do I copy the html for the link to be centered under the title of the blog?

    Merci d’avance !


  27. Anabel Acosta

    April 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    where exactly do you insert the code so it shows up in your sidebar?


  28. Ploburize

    June 24, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Cat the reason this is happening is because you have to go to your Tumblr dashboard. Then you’ll have to go to settings and than click on the blog that you want to put an ask box in. That’s where you’ll find the options you’re looking for.


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