Jane has a new facebook page, and a new look to make it pretty! She doesn’t have a lot of fans yet, so please – drop on by and give her some love!
Since the announcement that FBML would be deprecated in favor of iframes, I’ve been playing around quite a bit with different options for building a fan page. FBML was relatively simple to use – but it also had a lot of limitations. iframes are a bit trickier to set up (you actually have to get a developer account and build a new app for each one you set up), but they have a lot more options.
One of those options is using WordPress as your foundation for a fan page. This means that all of the plug-ins that you use on wordpress can work inside of your Facebook page. It also means that the fan page owner can add and maintain the content without having to rely on a programmer to change it! If you’re familiar with wordpress, you can easily update your own fan page with new content, new images, a portfolio, etc. It’s as simple as making a new post or page, deleting old ones, etc. Want to change the graphics on a page? Just upload a new image through the dashboard! Want to add another tab? Just make a new page and have it show up! Over the last year or two sites have morphed into blogsites due to the ease of using wordpress. Now facebook pages can do the same. You can see it in action on my facebook page. Go to facebook.com/lovebugsphotographydesigns and look on the left side. Towards the bottom you’ll see a link that says ‘website.’ Click on that and it will bring up the wordpress-powered page. You can see a brief welcome, services we offer, and a portfolio.
WARNING: Firefox is not playing nice with Facebook and iframes at the moment. FB says it’s Firefox and Firefox says it’s Facebook…I don’t really care whose fault it is, so long as they are working on fixing it!
You’ve probably noticed those neat facebook pages that some of the big companies have. You don’t need to have a generic Facebook page either! You can put your own graphic, including clickable links on your landing page. When customers visit your page, they’ll see that first. Use it to make a welcome page or use it to make special offers that will get the attention of your visitors.
There are two options: I can design it and take care of the coding and uploading ($75) or you can design the graphics and I will code and upload it for you ($50). If I design it, I’ll use the same colors and branding that you use on your website, splashpage, shopping cart and/or blog so that your facebook page is a consistent extension of your site.
Visit these pages to see samples of the welcome pages:
Have your own custom landing page for Facebook – I’ll use your current branding to make a page that links to e-mail, your blog, your website, etc.