Set Wallpaper from a Tumblr Blog

Easily set your wallpaper from images from a curated Tumblr blog



This shortcut uses Tumblr's random post generator to grab a random post from a specified Tumblr blog. From that post it will pull a random image and set it as your phone's wallpaper.


  • This shortcut works best when the Tumblr is curated with images for your wallpaper. If your blog uses other posts types (text, audio, etc), it will not successfully pull an image.
  • This shortcut does not require the Shortcuts app to run, as long as a proper Tumblr blog is specified, it will work.


To set up your shortcut, you only need to specify 2 items

  1. Specify the Tumblr blog name
  2. Specify if you want it to update your Lock screen, Home screen, or both


If you need support setting up the shortcut or have ideas/feedback, please reach out to me:

Latest Release Notes

2.0 - Nov. 14, 2022, 11:29 p.m.

Added version control to the shortcut
Fixed the issue when sharing the post URL from the Tumblr App through the share sheet to Shortcuts would not be able to find posts due to Tumblr's new redirect URL strings (via the '' domain).

Version history