Tumblr blog themes are highly customizable, giving you almost complete control over the look and feel of your blog posts. However, this flexibility can sometimes come at a price, as it is possible for theme designers to obscure or remove important site controls such as the Reblog button. Tumblr allows you to get around this issue by implementing a “reblog” keyboard shortcut, which allows you to reblog a post from the Dashboard without having to click any buttons. The site also features a sharing bookmarklet, which allows you to add a “reblog” button to your browser's favorites list.

Keyboard Shortcut

Step 1

Open the Tumblr website and sign in to your account's Dashboard.

Step 2

Press the “J” key to scroll down the list of posts in your timeline until the post that you want to reblog is at the top of the page. If you scroll too far, press the “K” key to scroll back up. The top of the post must be at the very top of the page in order for the reblog shortcut to work.

Step 3

Press “Alt-R” to reblog the post. The post will appear on your timeline immediately.

Tumblr Bookmarklet

Step 1

Open the Tumblr website and sign in to your account's Dashboard.

Step 2

Open the Tumblr “Apps” page (link in Resources) and drag the “Share on Tumblr” button to your browser’s bookmarks toolbar.

Step 3

Open the blog post that you want to reblog and click your browser's “Share on Tumblr” button to open the “Reblog Post” window.

Step 4

Click on “Create Post” to reblog the post.