Hi! First off, thank you so much for the post about changing type of
Tumblr post - I’ve managed to turn a couple of posts from text to
photo. However, I’m a complete novice when it comes to codes, hacks,
etc. and in both cases I end up with a blank ghost image at the
beginning that I can’t seem to get rid of. Do you have any idea what
might be causing this? Thanks again!
I suspect that since the post type conversion doesn’t have a value for
the image field, Tumblr inserts a reference to a nonexistent image
instead. (This isn’t your fault; it’s just a quirk of how the data is
stored on the server.) Ordinarily, you’d be able to delete it using the
dashboard, but the button to do so only appears when you hover over the
image. Since the image doesn’t actually exist, it’s displayed with a
height of zero pixels. Can’t really hover over that.
What you can do, though, is simulate a click on the delete button. To do
this, open up the broken post’s edit page, and paste the following in
the developer console:
If you haven’t added any other images yet, the standard Upload photos
and Add photo from web options should appear inside the edit form,
indicating that Tumblr thinks there are no longer any images attached to
the post. In either case, save once you’ve changed the images to your
liking, and you should be on your merry way.
An anonymous correspondent writes:
I’m having issues with your most recent tutorial on changing post
types because there never seems to be a request made to
svc/post/update, even though I am recording requests and responses
when saving the post and have tried many times. Any ideas? It’s a text
post. Thanks for your time.
I’m not sure what might be causing this, so here’s one random guess –
have you tried making a dummy change to the post before saving? If there
are no changes, the dashboard code may detect that nothing’s changed and
not bother making a request.
An anonymous correspondent writes:
I am begging you to do a screenshot tutorial of how to change the type
of your post with the web inspector. I get so close and I don’t know
why it’s not working
Ask and ye shall receive: I’ve updated the
guide with some screenshots
from Chrome as a visual reference. If you still run into trouble, some
of the required post fields, as covered in the original version of the
tutorial, may be empty. Try
rearranging the JSON fields if necessary, and when all else fails, look
at the contents of the AJAX response object for error messages.
I saw your post (“Changing the type of an existing Tumblr
post”)—that’s a great tip. Thanks for sharing! Do you know if
something like this might be possible for changing the author of a
post in a group tumblr?
Glad to help!
As far as I’m aware, there’s no way to do this. Allowing author changes
incautiously could cause real problems – a malicious user could make
someone else the author of an unflattering post, or take authorship of a
good one. It’s also possible that Tumblr’s code assumes that the
currently logged-in user is the one posting in enough places to make
implementing author changes a headache. Arguably, if you’re a blog
admin, you should still have the power to change authorship among the
members of that blog, but until Tumblr explicitly announces such a
feature, don’t hold your breath.
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