Tumblr, owned by Yahoo! is a microblogging platform that sits somewhere between Twitter and WordPress. It focuses on multimedia posts, mostly one single photo as an update. Tumblr is noted as having a substantial amount of adult content. At the same time, it hosts blogs for many celebrities and even the US president. Content can spread rapidly due to the reblog feature which is similar to Twitter's retweet. With Justified Image Grid it's easy to connect latest posts from a Tumblr blog to your WordPress site.
A combined gallery of two feeds
This example unifies two Tumblr blogs, Chickadee Friend and Daily quotes on life and love. Their latest content is shown merged together.
The above example uses the following, generated shortcode (how to use):
[$justified_image_grid row_height=300 height_deviation=100 caption=off overlay=off orderby=rand link_target=_blank rss_url=https://chickadeefriend.tumblr.com/rss,https://diaryonlife.tumblr.com/rss rss_links_to=permalink]
What is the advantage of using a Tumblr gallery?
This feature allows you to connect your Tumblr posts to your WordPress blog. Certain bloggers use both, and like when connections form between the two platforms. Justified Image Grid can do this for you in a set it and forget it fashion.
How does a Tumblr gallery work and what can be shown?
- A Tumblr blog's recent posts, one photo representing each.
- Also works with Tumblr blogs that are on their own domain, just append /rss to their address.
- Each post must have at least one image.
- Up to 20 photos per feed. Combine multiple feeds for more.
- Image are suitably sized for lightbox galleries.