How to put a GIF in the tumblr description

Written by ashley poland Google
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The description field of your Tumblr information is actually very versatile; while commonly used as an "about this blog" field, you can also use it to post custom widgets and HTML to your sidebar (or top of your blog, depending on your layout). In order to post a GIF to your description you will need to upload it to a image hosting site and use HTML to insert it into your description. You can post as many GIF files as you want to your Tumblr description, though keep in mind that too many can be overwhelming.

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  1. 1

    Upload the GIF files that you want to display in your Tumblr description either to your own Web space, Photobucket, or Dropbox. Copy the URL.

  2. 2

    Open the "Customize" page for your Tumblr. You can do this either by clicking the "Customize" button in the upper right corner of your blog, or by clicking the "Customize" link on the right sidebar of your dashboard.

  3. 3

    Click "Info" to display your Tumblr description text box.

  4. 4

    Add the HTML for inserting an image wherever you want the image to appear in your description. The HTML for an image is "<img src="image URL" />" with your image URL (complete with "http://") in place of "image URL." Do this for each image you want to add to your description. Tumblr will automatically shrink the image to fit into your sidebar.

  5. 5

    Click "Save & Close" to save your Tumblr settings.

Tips and warnings

  • You can add further settings to the image tag, such as height and width (i.e. ""), though they are not necessary.

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