Matthew Palmer

How to Post to Tumblr from iA Writer

You can post to Tumblr right from iA Writer using a simple AppleScript; all you need is your private email publishing address from Tumblr – click here for instructions on how to set this up.

Once you have this address, open up the AppleScript Editor on your Mac, create a new document, and paste in the following AppleScript:

The only thing you need to change is the line:

set tumblr_email to "YOUREMAILPUBLISHINGCODE@tumblr.com"

You should change YOUREMAILPUBLISHINGCODE@tumblr.com to the email address provided to you by Tumblr.

Save the AppleScript to wherever you like.

Now, create a new iA Writer document, type in and save a sample blog post and then run the AppleScript we just made (either from the editor or from something like FastScripts). A Mail window will pop up with your post. Hit send, and a minute later you should see a new post appear on your Tumblr blog.

Another option is to set up a Print Automation from iA Writer, but I found this to be a little too cantankerous.

If you have trouble or my instructions weren’t clear, feel free to contact me on Twitter.

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