How to access Tumblr archive

How to access Tumblr archive

Like a lot of Tumblr users if you are facing any problem regarding how to access Tumblr Archive, then you have come to the right place. 

Tumblr is one of the best microblogging websites that is a combination of both blogging and social media. Here, a user can easily engage with other users from around the world. You can either share photos, memes, or even snippets of your thoughts through texts. Be it a user who uses their profile to showcase their latest work or someone who simply likes to keep in touch with their community, Tumblr is flexible to all. 

Most of the active users are already familiar with the ‘archive’ option. And how Tumblr automatically archives all your old posts on one page. This makes it easier for visitors to your blog to get an overview of archived posts. However, for many new users, it is a nuisance to access archive options. In this post, we have gathered all the ways to help you through the issue. So let’s begin:

Tutorial on how to access Tumblr archive

What is Tumblr archive?

Normally when you visit the blog or profile of any Tumblr user, you will view most of their recent posts there.  But Tumblr facilitates the users by giving the ‘archive’ option. It is a page of past blog posts on your profile where you get to display your past post in a thumbnail named Tumblr Archive.

To find any of the old posts, you have to scroll down one page at a time. In the process, you might have to waste a huge chunk of your precious time. This makes it very non-efficient. Rather, time-consuming to find a specific post. That’s s where the Tumblr ‘Archive’ feature comes into the the frame. With this option, you can sort any users’ posts in a short span of time. Accordingly, all of their posts will be summarized on a single page with a thumbnail sorted by month or other parameters.

How to access Tumblr Archive?

Now that you have got some knowledge of what Tumblr Archive is. So how do you access archived posts of a user’s Tumblr account?

There are a couple of ways you can access the archive posts of other Tumblr users. And we will clarify these methods in a step by step manner in this segment.

Some Tumblr blogs have the Archive link or button that can take you promptly to the link with one click. Though, sometimes it gets complicated to locate the Archive link. So, let’s take a look at several ways to access the archive.

1. Using the ‘archive’ option on Tumblr desktop

Method number one is for the Tumblr accounts that already have the ‘Archive’ or ‘Archives’ button. Furthermore, this method is only applicable on the Tumblr desktop version.

Steps to follow:

  1. Open your browser and log in to your Tumblr account.
  2. Next, search for the profile of your choice to view old posts, from your account.
  3. Tap on the three-horizontal dots present in the top-right corner over the cover photo of the user.
  4. A drop-down menu will appear. Simply click on the “Archive” button from the list.
  5. Immediately, the archived posts will appear on the screen. By default, the posts will be sorted by month format.
  6. You can even sort the posts by ‘Post Type’, ‘Tag’, ‘Month’. Do it by selecting any other prefered option available at the top.

This is how you can access the Tumblr Archive of other users on your web browser. This is a relatively easy process but the Archive option is hidden in the three-dot horizontal menu. Thus many fail to locate it. 

Here’s how you can access the Tumblr archive of any profile by a direct link to the page. There is a link specific that directs you to the archived page of the user. You are only required to add “/archives” to the end of your blog URL.

So, let’s begin:

  1. Open your Tumblr account.
  2. Next, search for the profile of your choice to view old posts, from your account.
  3. Now, go to the address bar of the browser, and you will see the link to the profile. For instance, the link is ‘https://art.tumblr.com/’.
  4. Add ‘archive’ at the end of the address present at the address bar of your browser. For example ‘https://art.tumblr.com/archive.’

While most Tumblr themes allow you to show this archive page via a link or button, you can also add the HTML code to the theme yourself. If you do not want to change the theme code, you can achieve similar result via a page redirect.

3. Using the ‘Archive’ option on mobile

If you want to access the archived posts of some users from the Tumblr mobile app, this section is for you. Keep note that the Archive button on a profile is a must to get access to their past posts. If the user has it, then you just need to go to their profile on your mobile app.

  1. Open your Tumblr app.
  2. Next, search for the profile through the search option available at the bottom of the app.
  3. You will see the archive button under the profile picture of the user.
  4. Go to the Archive option, and it will direct you to the archived post of the user’s Tumblr account.

How to add Tumblr archive button?

It is easy to add a link to the archive if you are using a Tumblr blog. For this,

  1. Log in to your Tumblr account.
  2. Go to Customize option. This will adjust the current theme of your blog.
  3. Here, select ‘Add a Page‘ and then type Archive at the end of the URL.
  4. Tap on “Show a Link to This Page” to display this page on your Tumblr blogs,
  5. Following, add the word ‘Archive‘ in the box that says ‘Text to Display‘.
  6. Next, click on Save and your link will appear on the homepage of your account.

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Conclusion

Tumblr automatically archives all your old posts on one page. This makes it easier for visitors to your blog to get an overview of archived posts. However, for many new users, it is a nuisance to access archive options. Many fail to locate e it because the Archive option is hidden in the three-dot horizontal menu. We expect that this post helps you through all the issues related to accessing Tumblr Archive.

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