# How to Autopost from Joomla! to Tumblr

In this tutorial, we are going to show how you can autopost from Joomla! to Tumblr.


  • Perfect Publisher 9 or superior,
  • A Tumblr account,
  • A Tumblr blog.

Once you have checked the prerequisites, proceed with step 1.

# STEP 1: Download and install Perfect Publisher

Download the extension from Extly's Download Area (opens new window), unzip and install Perfect Publisher in Joomla! backend with the standard procedure.

About Perfect Publisher updates: Install the update with the same procedure.

Once you have proceeded with the installation:

-Perfect Publisher component has been installed -System plugin - Perfect Publisher Automator has been installed and enabled to process new content and posts every 3 minutes -System plugin - Perfect Publisher for Joomla! Content (Articles) has been installed and enabled to publish Joomla! content.


Remember to assign your Download ID to enable all features.

# STEP 2: Create a Tumblr app

Log in to your Tumblr account, and go to Settings, Apps. Click on Register

Tumblr App

Click on + Register application.

Tumblr App

Fill in the application details and create the application:

Application Description:

Assign the Default callback URL and OAuth2 redirect URLs. Save.


Tumblr App

Once the application is registered, you will get your OAuth credentials. To gain access to the API console, the app has to be authorized for your account. Go to https://api.tumblr.com/console/calls/user/info and complete the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret. Click on Authenticate.

Tumblr API

Click on Allow.

Tumblr API

Your app has been authenticated and the Token Key and Token Secret have been generated.

Tumblr API

# STEP 3: Create and authorize a social channel

Go to the Perfect Publisher Control panel, and select the Channels tab to create a new Tumblr channel. On the Channel Tab, click on New, and select the Channel Type.


Complete the Channel Data. Go to Channel Details and complete the OAuth Consumer Key, OAuth Consumer Secret, Token and Token Secret. Click on "Validate".


The User ID will be filled in. Save.

Perfect Publisher is ready to publish!

A new authorization Access Token has been granted.

A new Tumblr Channel has been created.

By default, all new articles are going to be published on Tumblr.

# STEP 4: Create a test article

  1. Create an article.
  2. Check the Request list.
  3. Wait 3 minutes, visit the front page.
  4. Check the Posts list.
  5. Check Tumblr.
Last Updated: 6/10/2024, 2:49:04 PM