WebService::Tumblr - A Perl interface to the Tumblr web API


version 0.0010


    use WebService::Tumblr;

    # Interact with the Tumblr blog at
    my $tumblr = WebService::Tumblr->new(
        name => 'example', email => '', password => 'hunter2'

    # Make a post
    my $dispatch = $tumblr->write(
       type => 'regular',
       format => 'markdown',
       body => ...
       date => ...
       generator => ...
       state => ... # 'draft' or 'published'
    if ( $dispatch->is_success ) {
        my $post_id = $dispatch->content; # Shortcut for $dispatch->response->decoded_content;

    # Making a post, part II: Electric Boogaloo
    my $post_id = $tumblr->write( ... )->submit;

    # Editing a post (will die unless post-id is given)
    $tumblr->edit( 'post-id' => $post_id, ... )->submit;


WebService::Tumblr is a LWP::UserAgent-based interface for accessing the Tumblr API


$tumblr = WebService::Tumblr->new( name => ..., email => ..., password => ... )

Returns a new Tumblr API agent configured for the Tumblr blog at (name)

    name            The name (hostname) of the blog to interface with

    email           The e-mail & password of the account that owns the given blog

$dispatch = $tumblr->write( ... )

    $post_id = $tumblr->write( ... )->content; # Will throw an exception if post fails (HTTP post is unsuccessful)

Create a new post or update an existing post (if given post-id)

    type                The post type, can be one of the following
                        * regular
                        * photo
                        * quote
                        * link
                        * conversation
                        * video
                        * audio

                        See below about the additional parameters associated with each type

    date (optional)     The post date, if different from now, in the blog's timezone
                        Most unambiguous formats are accepted, such as '2007-12-01 14:50:02'
                        Dates may not be in the future

    private (optional)  1 or 0 (Whether the post is private)
                        Private posts only appear in the dashboard or with authenticated links, and do not appear on the blog's main page

    tags (optional)     Comma-separated list of post tags
                        You may optionally enclose tags in double-quotes

    format (optional)   'html' or 'markdown'

    group (optional)    Post this to a secondary blog on your account, e.g. (for public groups only)

    slug (optional)     A custom string to appear in the post's URL:
                        URL-friendly formatting will be applied automatically
                        Maximum of 55 characters

    state (optional)    One of the following values:
                        * published (default)
                        * draft - Save in the drafts folder for later publishing
                        * submission - Add to the messages folder for consideration
                        * queue - Add to the queue for automatic publishing in a few minutes or hours
                          To publish at a specific time in the future instead, specify an additional publish-on parameter
                          with the date expression in the local time of the blog (e.g. publish-on=2010-01-01T13:34:00)
                          If the date format cannot be understood, a 401 error will be returned and the post will not be created

                        To change the state of an existing post, such as to switch from draft to published,
                        follow the editing process and pass the new value as the state parameter

                        Note: If a post has previously been saved as a draft, queue, or submission post,
                        it will be assigned a new post ID the first time it enters the published state.

Depending on the kind of post (type), additional parameters will be necessary:

    regular             Requires at least one:
                        * title
                        * body (HTML or Markdown, depending on 'format')

    photo               Requires either source or data, but not both. If both are specified, source is used.
                        * source - The URL of the photo to copy. This must be a web-accessible URL, not a local file or intranet location.
                        * data - An image file. See File uploads below.
                        * caption (optional, HTML allowed)
                        * click-through-url (optional)

    quote               *  quote
                        *  source (optional, HTML allowed)

    link                * name (optional)
                        * url
                        * description (optional, HTML allowed)

    conversation        * title (optional)
                        * conversation

    video               Requires either embed or data, but not both.
                        * embed - Either the complete HTML code to embed the video, or the URL of a YouTube video page.
                        * data - A video file for a Vimeo upload. See File uploads below.
                        * title (optional) - Only applies to Vimeo uploads.
                        * caption (optional, HTML allowed)

    audio               * data - An audio file. Must be MP3 or AIFF format. See File uploads below.
                        * externally-hosted-url (optional, replaces data) - Create a post that uses this
                        externally hosted audio-file URL instead of having Tumblr copy and host an uploaded file.
                        Must be MP3 format. No size or duration limits are imposed on externally hosted files.
                        * caption (optional, HTML allowed)




Robert Krimen <>


This software is copyright (c) 2011 by Robert Krimen.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.