February 23, 2011

How to Import a RSS Feed in Tumblr

If you have a Tumblr account and are wondering how to import a RSS feed in Tumblr read on …

You like a blog or website and would like to share its posts automatically on your Tumblr account. The steps to do so are as following

e.g. you would like to share the posts from SimpleRNA in your Tumblr account

Step 1: Get the RSS feed for your source e.g. for SimpleRNA – at the home page, scroll down to the bottom of the page
click on Posts (Atom), it will give you SimpleRNA’s RSS feed, copy it http://feeds.feedburner.com/Simplerna

Step 2: Login to your Tumblr account and click
Account > Preferences > Customize your Blog

Step 3: click on ‘Services’ and in the ‘automatically import my …’
enter the URL for RSS feed
click on ‘Start importing this feed’

Now whenever there is a new post at the source, your Tumblr account will automatically share the link.

Update: check Why Import Feed to Tumblr Does not Work for how to keep your Feed Imports live and for a slight update in How to Setup an Import Feed in Tumblr.