• Tumblr Maintenance - Saturday October 6th 2012

    Tumblr will be performing maintenance Saturday, October 6th 2012, meaning the API will not be returning expected values (please see official notice here). We wanted to make sure that developers understand what the API will be returning during this time.

    The API will be returning a 503 status code (Service Unavailable) with an accompanied JSON payload. An example can be found below:

    { "meta" : { "status" : 503, "msg" : "Service Unavailable"}, "response" : "Tumblr is currently performing scheduled maintenance but will be back shortly! Sorry for any inconvenience." }

    Please do not try to string match against that response, as it may change any time between now and the actual maintenance.

    As always, Our Ask box is always open for any questions or concerns you might have.