Tumblr Implements HTTPS for New Blogs

Due to the great work by @aloria at Tumblr, they have implemented free HTTPS (by default) for all new Tumblr blogs, that’s right, all of them! But if you already had a blog you might not know where to look to enable this setting for your blogs so I decided to write up a very quick walkthrough on how to enable it.

  • First things first, log into your Tumblr account
  • Click on the the icon in the upper right that looks like a person, then under where it says TUMBLRS, click Edit appearance


  • From there scroll down just a tad and you’ll see an Encryption section, go ahead and click on the switch to enableAlways serve blog over SSL


Take note of the little disclaimer below, enabling SSL might cause your blog theme to look funny, especially if you have modified your theme. Just take a quick glance at your blog after you’ve enabled SSL and make things looks right, if they don’t then feel free to turn SSL back off, or correct the issues in your theme code for it to display properly.

Written By jamesmontour

James Montour is a Systems Administrator and information security enthusiast living in the US. His skills include Active Directory Administration, Database Administration, Network Administration, Automation/Scripting, Windows Server Management, and IT Compliance.