Tumblr Makes Mass Editing Posts Fun Again

Filed as News on June 28, 2010 8:30 pm

Tumblr has just rolled out a new feature that should make the Tumblr brigade (aka probloggers on Tumblr) rejoice!

It looks like users will now be able to add as well as edit tags upon numerous posts, as well as remove posts en masse without having to open up each one separately.

Still very beta, Tumblr’s new mass post editor currently supports editing tags and deleting multiple posts. More options are in the works.

You’ll see the “Mass-editor” button when viewing your blog on the Dashboard. (Official Tumblr Blog)

Tumblr’s mass editor is even easier to use than Google’s Blogger (which truth be told is light year’s ahead of WordPress).

It will be interesting to see whether other blog platforms like Typepad and LiveJournal (who each copied Tumblr’s reblogging feature, respectively) adopt this upon their own platforms.

Despite the fact that Tumblr’s mass editor is currently in beta (which means that users may encounter bugs), users seem to be enjoying the feature liking (and reblogging) Tumblr’s post across the Tumblverse.

Tumblr has not yet revealed whether the mass editor will be incorporated upon their iPhone app, but either way it looks like the micro blogging company is redefining blogging for the masses by turning complex functions into simple actions.

Image credit: Tumblr’s Mega Editor announcement image borrowed from their announcement post.

Update: Jennifer points out that WordPress (or rather WP.com and not self hosted ) created a similar feature for their users long before Tumblr launched the mass editor. Corrected article above to reflect that fact. Thanks Jennifer!

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  1. By Jennifer posted on June 29, 2010 at 5:56 am
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    In this case Tumblr follows WordPress, as batch editing of posts already exists, at least on WordPress.com.


  2. By Darnell Clayton posted on June 29, 2010 at 4:02 pm
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    Good catch Jennifer! I forgot to check WP.com (as I self host).

    I’ll update the post with the new info. :-)


  3. By Ian Macfarlane posted on July 2, 2010 at 12:37 pm
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    Google’s Blogger service has had mass editing for a long time as well.


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