How to: Add links to your Tumblr description/sidebar

In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through adding links to your theme’s description that often displays in the header or sidebar.

Step one: Click on the ‘settings’ cog


Step two: Select blog and edit theme

Select your blog from the right-hand sidebar then click on “edit theme”.

Step three: changing your description


I’ve highlighted the box where you can add your description.

To add to your description, simply type something in the box.

When you want to add links, copy this basic format:

<a href="">Link to Quick Guide</a>

Replace “” with the URL you want visitors to go to, and replace “Link to Quick Guide” with the text you want people to see.

For example, in my site description box, I’ve added:


The result in the sidebar is:


To make a line break in your description add the following code to your description:


This will make the text not flow on.