Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a custom domain on Tumblr, part of Tumblr Quick Start.
As you continue to customize your Tumblr blog, you may want to take advantage of…using a custom domain on your site, so that you can control the branding and …message a little bit better.…By utilizing a custom domain, you abandon the standard Tumblr URL format.…In this case, it's seeleyj.tumblr.com.…And so what I want to do is just have something like my name .com, or…my company's name .com.…In order to do that, I'm going to click this box right here that says, Use…a custom domain name.…Once I do that, I can plug in the domain name that I want. Once I have my domain…name typed out, I can click Test my domain.…
If my domain is not currently pointing to the correct A-record, you'll see…this error message here.…It gives me where my domain is currently pointing, and tells me I need to change…my domain name's A-record, to the following IP.…It also notes at the bottom that you only need to change the A-record for your…domain; not the name servers.…If you're unsure what this means, you can click the link that says, Need more…
- What is Tumblr?
- Touring the interface
- Exploring the Tumblr Blocks
- Creating a custom domain
- Understanding likes, reblogs, and notes
- Blocking and unblocking users
- Adjusting basic appearance settings
- Adding a logo
- Creating a post
- Editing multiple posts at once
- Inserting video and audio into pages
- Finding theme marketplaces
- Editing posts using HTML and markdown
- Adding comments with Disqus
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting to Know Tumblr
Learning the Tumblr blocks3m 54s
2. Customizing Your Blog
3. Publishing with Tumblr
4. Working with Pages
5. Taking the Next Step
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