How To Perform Redirects on Tumblr Blogs and Pages

If you have abandoned secondary Tumblr Blogs that you no longer update and want those visitors to get redirected to an active Tumblelog you just need to apply some simple redirect code snippet to the theme html of that blog you no longer use.

You can also place a redirect loop in a specific Tumblr Page, that way only that page/post will get a redirection to another url, and not the entire website. Just need to add some Tumblr Codes.

How to Redirect a Tumblr Blog.

  1. In Your Old Blog/Page Go to Customize Appereance >> Page
  2. If you are redirecting a Tumblr Page, click on edit. From the dropdown menu choose Redirect and fill in the field “Redirect To” with the real page you want your visitors to be taken to.
  3. If you are redirecting an entire Tumblr domain/blog to a new blog Go to Customize Appereance in your blog >> Edit HTML, and finally ERASE ALL THE CODE and replace it for the following chunk:

  4. <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="#WAIT; url=BRANDNEWURL">
  5. Replace BRANDNEWURL with your new domain URL.
  6. Replace WAIT with the number of seconds before your visitors get redirected, I suggest just using 01 (e.g. #10).

Tumblr Redirect Menu for Pages

Tumblr Redirect Menu for Pages

21 Responses to "How To Perform Redirects on Tumblr Blogs and Pages"

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  1. Apple

    February 23, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Just a question, this used to work fine when I first did it on Chrome many months ago, but now when I do it when I changed my URL once again, the screen stays white instead of redirecting. But in Firefox it redirects. Am I the only one with this problem? :S How do I fix it so that it redirects on Chrome as well?


    Mr. Tumblr Reply:

    Why don’t you try clearing Chrome’s cache?. Have you tested the tumblr redirect on Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera as well?


  2. rorochu

    February 25, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    What do I do if the “redirect” option doesn’t show up? I only have standard and custom. I read that maybe new accounts don’t have the redirect option? Do they ever get it? Or do I have to make redirect pages differently?


    Mr. Tumblr Reply:

    Good point, maybe this only applies to old accounts.


  3. rorochu

    February 27, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Well, I managed to get the redirect option after emailing support. :)


  4. Gilad

    March 1, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I also don’t have redirect as an option. Did you get this solved? Thanks. Gilad


    Mr. Tumblr Reply:

    Apparently, only old accounts have the redirect option.


  5. vangough

    March 4, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    what if you try to log into your page on a different browser and it brings you back to the original log in page after you typed in the correct password and email?


  6. Hakamorra

    March 14, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    My old account does have the redirect option, my new one does not.
    So exactly how do I go about redirecting with the no redirect option?


    Mr. Tumblr Reply:

    Well, you can simply avoid redirecting the page. Just create a link and paste it within your theme’s html. This is basically what you have to put into your layout >> LINK TITLE


  7. Nouna

    March 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Hi !

    So from what i understood, if i don’t have the redirection button, and i want to have my page redirects to all my tags names flyer

    I should go into my HTML and add : http://myblog/tumbkr-redirects/tagged/flyer


    Is that correct ?


  8. AJ

    April 16, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Please HELP!!

    I wanted to redirect my entire blog to another blog that I have on tumblr.
    I’ve already erase all the codes and replace it with this (). I’ve also replaced BRANDNEWURL to my other url. I’m confused.

    Is it supposed to be for example AAA or aaa or AAA.TUMBLR.COM or And I’ve also replaced WAIT with 10 but It’s not working?? Am I doing it wrong?? please tell me :(

    The result that I have is that the whole page went white..


  9. Caitlin

    June 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I have Google Chrome and I put the code into my old blog wanting to redirect it to my new blog but after I saved it and tested it out, it just came up with white. I tried putting the code between tags but that didn’t do anything. I’ve seen a code somewhere so that after you put it into your old blog it comes up with a button you click to get redirected to your new blog, I just can’t remember where I found the code though. Is there anything I can do to remove the white and have you ever heard of the code I mentioned? Thx.


  10. BigR

    July 6, 2012 at 6:15 am

    I have made a second blog in the same account, I wont to use the 1st one to show my work and the second to re-blog other peoples stuff but I still want the two blogs to be functional, I have seen many blogs that add different pages with different themes, how do you create a fulli working page with re-direct buttons to and from the original and the second page?



  11. Logan

    July 14, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Hiya, I’d like to know if it is possible to make a redirect page which will redirect just ONE URL to another.

    There is a Tumblr user that has been bugging me a lot, and I don’t want my page to be accessible to them, and them only — I’d like to redirect them so that when they try to get onto my URL, they will go to Google instead. I don’t want this to affect my other followers, but I’m not sure where else to get advice or tips for this.

    Do you have any advice?


  12. joi

    August 20, 2012 at 3:17 am

    I don’t know why this is happening but whenever I go to my tumblr it redirects me to another website thats called How can I fix this?


  13. angel

    August 22, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Hey, can I put everything back to normal after a period of time ?? ( my blog working normaly )


  14. julien

    August 26, 2012 at 8:27 am

    how to make a tumblr letter?


  15. Katiee

    November 21, 2012 at 7:45 am

    What if we want it to where right when you click on the site like it redirects to instead of adding the slash whatever

    is that impossible?


  16. Miyah

    March 6, 2013 at 7:00 am

    When I do these steps it doesn’t give me the option to name this like the other pages do. So it just says page when I look at my blog overall.. Anyway to change this?


  17. Usagi

    May 6, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I tried doing this to redirect an entire blog, so I erased all the HTML and replaced it with the text as you said, and it seems to work on the preview, where the new blog appears instead of the old plain one. However it doesn’t seem to save… When I try to go to the blog later it stays on the plain blog instead of the new one, and when I click customize again the HTML is back.


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