tumblr API calls

David Schoch



You can install the development version of Rtumblr like so:


API keys

You need to register an app here: https://www.tumblr.com/oauth/apps Then, create an environment variable called “RTUMBLR_TOKEN” (for instance in .Renviron) from the consumer_key and the consumer_secret as follows. If you have

consumer_key = 123456789
consumer_secret = abcdefghi

Then your environment variable RTUMBLR_TOKEN should be 123456789;abcdefghi


Most API endpoints only work with your own account. The ones already implemented include:

  • get_blog_blocks(): get a list of accounts you blocked
  • get_blog_likes(): get a list of posts you liked
  • get_blog_followers(): get your followers
  • get_blog_following(): get accounts you follow

Implemented endpoints that work with any account are:

  • get_blog_avatar(): get the avatar of a blog
  • get_blog_info(): get the general info of a blog
  • get_blog_posts(): get the posts of a blog
  • get_posts_tag(): get posts with a specific tag.

All function return a tibble (or list of tibble). To get information about columns, see the official API documentation: https://www.tumblr.com/docs/en/api/v2