Tumblr is a fantastic microblogging platform that allows users to post text, images, videos, links, quotes and audio through an easy-to-update interface. Many bloggers are choosing Tumblr for certain types of blogs that don’t require a full-featured blogging platform such as WordPress. However, if you want the flexibility to blog from either platform, we’ve selected a few tools that will help to make cross-posting between WordPress and Tumblr much easier.
The Tumble WordPress plugin adds a one-click “Post to Tumblr” action to your WordPress posts, as well as photos, audio, and video within your media library. This is very handy if WordPress is the main place where you post your content and you don’t want to be bothered with re-creating this content on Tumblr.
After you give this plugin access to your Tumblr account, it will automatically publish content from WordPress to Tumblr, essentially allowing you to be in two places at once. It also allows you to perform tasks like unlike, delete, reblog and view posts.
The Tumblr widget allows you to display the contents of any Tumblog in any widget-enabled area of your WordPress blog. Import all Tumblr posts or specify certain categories (photo, link, quotation, etc.) to display. It also comes with many options for formatting and sizing the posts.
WordPress Tumblr AJAX Widget
This plugin launches an AJAX call to a selected Tumblr blog and displays the last couple of posts. It also creates a widget you can use in your blog that will draw posts from a Tumblr blog feed.
The Woo Tumblog plugin allows you to create Tumblog-formatted posts using WordPress. It matches the same ease of posting that you experience with Tumblr but with the full power of WordPress CMS capabilities. Check out our recent review on the plugin: Create a Tumblr Style Blog in Minutes With WordPress and the Free WooTumblog Plugin
Tumblr Recent Photo Widget
This plugin gives you a widget that shows Tumblr’s photo thumbnails on your sidebar. Simply input your Tumblr ID and how many images you want to show on your widget. You can also specify each images’s CSS when configuring the widget.
WP Get Tumblr
The WP Get Tumbler plugin imports Tumblr posts using the Tumblr API. This one isn’t as much plug and play but will give you what you need to be able to import posts. Insert get_tumblr(‘tumblr id’,'number of posts’); into your theme where you want to show the posts.