Adding an audio or video playlist to a Tumblr post allows visitors to listen to the tracks or view a series of videos without leaving your blog. Tumblr audio posts can only contain one track, but you can use a third-party service such as SoundCloud and Grooveshark to create your playlist. YouTube also features the ability to generate playlists that you can then embed in your Tumblr posts. These services automatically generate the code for embedding your custom playlist into your Tumblr posts.

SoundCloud

Step 1

Open the SoundCloud website (link in Resources), and then sign in to your account.

Step 2

Click the "Add to Playlist" button below each of the tracks that you want to add to your playlist.

Step 3

Type a title for your playlist, and then click "Save."

Step 4

Click the title of your playlist after you have finished adding all the songs you want.

Step 5

Click the "Share" button below the playlist, and then select the Tumblr icon.

Step 6

Sign in to your Tumblr account, if required, and then type a description of the playlist in the Description box.

Step 7

Select your Tumblr blog from the drop-down list if you have multiple blogs on the same account, and then click the "Create post" button.

Grooveshark

Step 1

Open the Grooveshark website (link in Resources), and then sign in to your account.

Step 2

Click "Create a Playlist," and then type a descriptive name for your playlist.

Step 3

Type a description of the playlist, and then click the "Create Playlist" button.

Step 4

Click the down arrow button next to any song, and then select "Add to Playlist" from the list of options.

Step 5

Click the name of your playlist from the Playlists column after you are done adding all the songs.

Step 6

Click the "Share" button, and then select the "Embed" tab.

Step 7

Select the width, height, base color, primary color and secondary color to customize your playlist.

Step 8

Click "Preview" to view your custom playlist, and then highlight the embed code if you are satisfied with the results. Press "Ctrl-C" to copy the embed code to the clipboard.

Step 9

Open a new tab, sign in to your Tumblr account, click the "Text" button to create a new post, and then press "Ctrl-V" to paste the embed code in the body of your post.

Step 10

Type a title for your playlist post, and then click "Create Post" to display the playlist on Tumblr.

YouTube

Step 1

Open the YouTube website (link in Resources), and then sign in to your account.

Step 2

Click the "Add to" button below a video, and then type a new playlist name for the media you want to post to Tumblr.

Step 3

Click "Create Playlist," and then continue adding more videos to the playlist.

Step 4

Click your YouTube username, and then select "Video Manager."

Step 5

Click "Playlists," and then select the playlist you want to post to Tumblr.

Step 6

Click "Share," and then select "Embed."

Step 7

Select the size that you want the video playlist to be, and then copy the embed code.

Step 8

Open a new tab, sign in to your Tumblr account, click the "Text" button to create a new post, and then press "Ctrl-V" to paste the embed code in the body of your post.

Step 9

Type a title for your playlist post, and then click "Create Post" to display the playlist on Tumblr.