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Are there any tools that let me download an entire Tumblr blog? I'm not just looking for pictures and videos (I've seen tools for that) but also actual blog-posts (text)? Preferably there would be one tool to download everything (text, pictures, videos).

I don't know to what degree Tumblr uses other "external" (non-tumblr) services to host pictures and videos, but the program should be able to collect all content for a page/post, even if it spans to other hosts.

I'm looking to do this for any blog, not my own, so I have no special privileges. One in particular is about 10 pages.

I use mostly Linux, so a linux-tool or multi-platform (eg. java) would be preferable, though I can run Windows-programs too in a pinch.

Any suggestions would be welcome, even if it can't do everything at once. So suggestions for a good text-downloader, a good pix-downloader or a good vid-downloader are also very welcome.

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Depending on what you want to do with it you have a couple of options.

If you're wanting to copy it over to WordPress, you can use Tumblr2WordPress to give you a standard WordPress XML file.

If you want the whole thing, posts & images, use this Tumblr Backup to give you a tarball including everything. A .TAR file is similar to a .ZIP file, and can be opened with 7-Zip if you're using Windows. It's python-based, and the developer even made the code available online if you want to tweak it yourself!

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Note: Fugiman’s backup tool doesn’t export post tags. (I don’t know if Baard Kopperud considers tags to be part of the post’s content, but others might.) –  unor Jul 6 '13 at 14:04
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"Backing up your Tumblr blog to Wordpress", a simple guide. It's very easy, all you really need to do is sign up for a free blog at Wordpress.com. The import practically does itself.

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Try Frostbox. it works for videos, pics, text posts, quotes etc., and covers multiple blogs registered under one e-mail.

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