Want to move Tumblr blog to another platform? Here's how to export data

Himanshu Arora Himanshu Arora Dec 06, 2018 Apps, News

NOTE: For all latest, breaking news related to Tumblr adult content ban as well as its alternatives, head here.

Update (December 09):

For all latest updates on the ongoing Tumblr adult content ban episode, head here.

Update (December 09):

We have stumbled upon two more platforms – Explicitr and Suffra – that are also pitching themselves as Tumblr alternatives. More info on them here.

Update (October 08):

Owl pics? Here’s how Tumblr censor bots are being fooled.

Update (December 07):

BREAKING: A secret new Tumblr alternative might be in offering. Yes, screenshots detailing some features of the new platform have been shared by someone who says they received them from an “anonymous source”. For details, head here.

Original story follows:

After Tumblr’s iOS app was booted from the Apple App Store, we continuously saw reports of NSFW/adult/explicit blogs being deleted. Even many SFW blogs got deleted in the process.

And now, after the recent announcement that no adult posts or blogs will be allowed on the platform starting December 17, it’s natural to see affected users migrating to other platforms. While some have made the switch, others are still looking for alternatives.

Then there are also those who may want to move their blog data over to the platform they are migrating to. If you are one of those, and want to know how to do this, we’ll help you with the first step.

Here’s how you can export your Tumblr blog data:

  • Go to the Settings of your Tumblr account
  • You’ll see a list of blogs (if you have more than one) on the right. Choose the one you are interested in exporting.
  • That’s it. Now click the export button present at the bottom.

This way, you should ideally get the data that you can then import to any other platform like Wordpress.com. Of course, if Wordpress is not the platform you are moving to, then you’ll have to see how your new platform lets you import the data from Tumblr.

If you are interested in latest developments on Tumblr’s porn ban, we’ve got all the interesting stuff. Head here.


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Himanshu Arora

My interest in technology and writing started back in 2010. Since then, I have written for many leading publications, including Computerworld, GSMArena, TechSpot, HowtoForge, LinuxJournal, and MakeTechEasier to name a few. Here at PiunikaWeb, my work involves covering on daily basis the biggest tech stories as well as scoops that you won't find anywhere else.