Import a Tumblr blog via the Tumblr API

To install, run nikola plugin -i import_tumblr

NOTE This plugin uses pytumblr, which seems to be python-2 only. Sorry!

This plugin will do a quick and dirty import of your Tumblr site.

To use it:

$ nikola plugin -i import_tumblr
$ nikola import_tumblr

(in Nikola v6, use nikola install_plugin import_tumblr)

The output is pretty much unstyled, you will have to add a CSS file to make it pretty. If you can then contribute it, so I can add it to the plugin, much appreciated ;-)

This plugin will NOT import your images, it will just get your data, and all images will stay hosted at Tumblr. If you are a real user and want that, let me know, it's not hard to do.


  • pytumblr (Python package)
  • requests (Python package)

Issues? Questions?

You can report issues with this plugin and request help via GitHub Issues.