Turns your tumblr dashboard into an RSS feed. An installation of this service
is currently running on my website at
Just follow the instructions on that page and you will get a link
which can be used in your feed reader of choice.
If you want to set up your own install follow the instructions listed here:
As a step 0, you'll need to register a new "App" with tumblr and get an OAuth consumer key and secret. This process is not particularly difficult, but somewhat involved, so I will not detail it here. I'll assume you already have them.
First, clone the repository:
git clone https://github.com/Joshkunz/tumblr2rss.git
Then make a copy of the skeleton configuration file:
cp config.yaml.skel config.yaml
and fill in all the necessary fields. Most important are the
consumer_secret fields you got from tumblr. You'll need
some random data in the
secret_key field of this config. You can use the
scripts/make-secret-key script to generate a strong key for you.
I'm going to assume you used the defaults for the rest of this guide.
The next thing you'll want to do is create a sqlite database according
to the schema located in
user.schema. Luckily, tumblr2rss comes with
a script that can do that for you:
bazel run tumblr2rss -- --config <path/to/your/config.yml>
Which will start the server running on http://127.0.0.1:8080. You can
customize the server's host and port with the
As of writing, the easiest way to distribute tumblr2rss is by using Bazel's
bazel build --build_python_zip tumblr2rss
Which should build a zip file like
zip file can be run like a normal python file:
python bazel-bin/tumblr2rss/tumblr2rss.zip --help
It can even be copied to another machine and run there, as long as it has a compatible version of Python.