A true bare bones Tumblr theme for a quick jump-start
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Tumblr Boilerplate


A fully functional bare-bones Tumblr theme that works out of the box. Style it to your needs. The goal of the project was to remove uncessary code easing the development process.



bower install tumblr-boilerplate


git clone https://github.com/davesantos/tumblr-boilerplate.git


Getting Started

  1. Choose an Installation method.
  2. Modify tumblr.html with your favorite code editor.
  3. Publish it by going to http://tumblr.com/customize/{your_blog_name}.
  4. Click Edit HTML on the left column.
  5. Copy & paste your customized code then click Save.


Theme does not support

(Intentionally not included to remain flexible in the various uses for a theme.)


Tumblr will auto-inject code (such as Open Graph Protocol, Twitter Cards & javascript) into the final result for your page. This is out of the theme developers' control. Running it through a HTML Validator or Page Speed may spit out warnings & errors.

(Tumblr injects <!DOCTYPE html>, twice!)

Optional Snippets

Open Graph Protocol
If you choose not to include this in your <head>, Tumblr will auto-generate it against your will! Isn't that great!?

<head prefix="og: http://ogp.me/ns# fb: http://ogp.me/ns/fb# blog: http://ogp.me/ns/blog#">

And this:

  <meta property="og:site_name" content="{Title}">
  <meta property="og:url" content="{BlogURL}">
  <meta property="og:image" content="{PortraitURL-128}">
  <meta property="og:type" content="tumblr-feed:tumblelog">