HOW TO Embed Tumblr Blog on Self Hosted WordPress Site

Love Tumblr?

Want to incorporate your Tumblr blog into another website?

Good news, you can… and I will share with you just how easy it is.

Finally, after a week or two of searching, I have found a way to embed a tumblr blog (or any blog’s posts) in a self hosted WordPress site. Without knowing any coding.

This is my Tumblr page for my website Hopes Are High. Here is the page I embedded Tumblr on.

tumblr on hopes are high
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(Special thanks to simply Christian for finally steering me in the right direction.)

It’s actually quite simple to execute…

You will need two plug-ins. 

#1 A tumblr plugin that features a widget for your Tumblr or blog posts. An easy one to use is “Tumblr Widget” and it is the one I used initially

#2 The plug-in “Widgets on Pages

After you have both plug-ins downloaded and activated the rest is a cake walk.

* Configure your Tumblr or blog post widget how you want it by dragging it to the very last widget area on the bottom right of your screen. You may have to scroll down depending on your theme.

Here is an example using my site:

embed tumblr on wordpress
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   This widget area directly above this text is where you

need to put your blog post widget.
* Save the widget changes

* Create a new page or edit the page your want Tumblr or blog posts to appear

* Type the shortcode [widgets_on_pages] and any other content you want on the page.

* Publish your page and VIOLA! Magic.

And you can also add any widget(s) you want to a page with this handy plug-in. If you didn’t notice, on Hopes Are High I also have a Quote widget displayed right before my posts. VERY EASY & adds a great amount of interactivity/engagement to your website!

Any questions or comments? Let me know!

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Dropbox Newbie – Is It All It’s Hyped Up To Be?

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Just Another Cloud Drive.

I signed up for it as a place to store my blog archives since I do not store them on any of my hard drives and after losing my first site, I knew I couldn’t afford to lose anymore content.

Why Dropbox?

I would have just used Google Docs or Box.com, my two regular cloud drive picks, but I found a site that would automatically copy each post I made on Blogger or WordPress directly onto Dropbox. Automation of these tasks is available through IFTTTcom. Definitely worth checking out.

Share Files

That was a few days ago. Today my buddy mentioned Dropbox as a means to access some of his files I wanted to check out. I gave him the email I signed up with, but apparently I need his and I go into his drive to get said files.

I had a thing or two to learn about Dropbox, but it seems pretty straightforward.

(The following contain modified excerpts from Dropbox.com)

What is Dropbox?

“Your life’s work, wherever you are.”

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website.

Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you’re a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Have no fear! You can relax knowing that Dropbox always has you covered, and none of your stuff will ever be lost.

Be Anywhere

Dropbox works hard to make sure that all your files are the same no matter where you’re working from. This means that you can start working on a computer at school or the office, and finish from your home computer. Never email yourself a file again!

Download Dropbox for your phone to simplify your life even more — flip through all your photos or review that spreadsheet even while on the road. Dropbox lets you work from any computer or phone with the confidence that you’ll always have everything you need.

Simple Sharing

Dropbox makes sharing so easy that you’ll be amazed at the things you can do. Invite your friends, family and teammates to any folder in your Dropbox, and it’ll be as if you saved that folder straight to their computers. You can send people links to specific files in your Dropbox too.

Always Safe

Even if your computer has a meltdown, your stuff is always safe in Dropbox and can be restored in a snap. Dropbox is like a time machine that lets you undo mistakes and even undelete files you accidentally trash. Your Dropbox is always ready for action from the Dropbox website too!

Surprise Yourself

People around the world rely on Dropbox to help them with many tasks. Dropbox simplifies your life.

Lots of benefits but does it compare to other similar programs? In terms of free space, Dropbox offers 2 GB of space, with ways to earn more by completing various tasks. CNN.com reports:

Upload Limit

The most limiting factor of the majority of cloud storage and collaboration services isn’t the total amount of storage — it’s the limitations on upload size.

Google has an impressive 10GB limit on files or folders. This is significantly more than the 2GB limit imposed by most cloud services. Only Dropbox’s desktop apps for Mac, Windows and Linux do better. With Dropbox, the only limitation is the size of a storage plan.