1. 20:37 25th Mar 2010

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    Remove all your posts from your Tumblr account

    In the process of ‘rebooting’ this blog, I’ve decided to erase all previous auto-generated posts (nearly 7500) which have been made in the past 3 years. I was kinda lazy with my Tumblr account to be honest, so this site was acting like a mere lifestream aggregator of various feeds (Flickr photos, Twitter updates, blog rss etc.).

    In order to erase this huge number of posts, I searched for clues in Tumblr account page. Sadly, I was only able to completely erase my Tumblr account, thus deleting all my info, which wasn’t exactly what I wanted to do. The ‘mass erase’ feature was nowhere to be found, neither in account settings page nor in API calls.

    With a little Google search I found some Ruby scripts for this kind of job, but their dependencies and required libraries was too much of a headache for such straightforward procedure. Time for some coding, I said.

    The PHP script I came up with can be found on Gist and does exactly what the title of this post says: Erases all posts from a Tumblr blog. In order to get it to work for your blog you will have to fill your credentials in the variables ‘$tumblrDomain’, ‘$tumblrEmail’ and ‘$tumblrPassword’.  I must warn you though, that running the script will completely erase your posts (1 by 1, so you will have the time to stop it). There is no undo!

    1. violette-diary reblogged this from stelabouras and added:
      posts. Just reblogging it because...find it useful. Cheers!
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