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How to Create a Custom Facebook IFrame Tab

How to Create a Custom Facebook IFrame Tab

Now that no new FBML Facebook tabs are able to be created, Facebook users must now use the IFrame method in order to add custom tabs to their Facebook Fan Page. IFrame tabs are definitely a bit more complicated to create compared to FBML tabs, mainly due to the fact that you must set up a Facebook Application (CLICK HERE to see our tutorial on how to set up a Facebook Application for your Custom IFrame Tab). Even though they may be more difficult to create, there are numerous advantages to using IFrame tabs over FBML tabs; code resides on your own server, flash does not require click to activate, limitless Javascript opportunities, and more. In our previous tutorial we taught you how to set up your Facebook Application, now we are going to teach you how to create the actual Custom Facebook IFrame tab and how to properly sync it with your application. Read More »

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How to Set Up a Facebook Application for your Custom IFrame Tab

How to Set Up a Facebook Application for your Custom IFrame Tab

Since Facebook has decided to end the creation of any new FBML custom tabs, Facebook users are now forced to create custom tabs using the ‘new’ updated Facebook IFrame method. In the past, adding FBML custom tabs was a simple process which almost anyone could accomplish; the same cannot be said for the IFrame method which requires the creation of an actual Facebook Application. Many Facebook users have no idea what a Facebook Application is, let alone know how to set one up. This tutorial will teach you, in 6 easy steps, everything you need to know in order to properly set up your Facebook Custom IFrame Application. Read More »

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How to Create a Custom Facebook Share Button for your iFrame Tab

How to Create a Custom Facebook Share Button for your iFrame Tab

A common feature of Facebook is the use of being able to ‘Share’ objects whether these objects are videos or links. If you’re anything like us then you like to have full control over what and how you share it, this proved rather difficult until now. In this tutorial we are going to show you, in two easy steps, how to create a custom Facebook ‘Share’ button to use on your Facebook iFrame tab that will allow viewers to share and post your custom content to their Wall. The difference between this ‘Share’ button and the standard ‘Share’ button is that every element (custom message, custom title and custom thumb image) within the share window is completely customizable, giving you total control over what you want to share. Read More »

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facebook Tell Your Friend Form

Tell Your Friend Form for FBML Tabs

By popular demand, our Facebook viewers wanted to know how we were able to place the FBML “Tell Your Friend” form on one of our custom Facebook tabs. Now we are here to show you! Read More »

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How to Hide Content until Someone ‘Likes’ Your Facebook Fan Page

How to Hide Content until Someone ‘Likes’ Your Facebook Fan Page

Hiding content from Facebook users until they ‘Like’ your fan page is a great way to increase the amount of fans following your page by giving users extra incentive to actually want to ‘Like’ your fan page. By utilizing fb:visible-to-connection a handy piece of built in FBML code we will be able to easily hide content from users until they ‘Like’ your page and become a fan. While this technique is not new and there are already numerous tutorials around on the subject our approach is different. We have simplified our technique in this tutorial to help alleviate some of the confusion we noticed from other tutorials. We have also solved a major issue for page admin’s who cannot see the actual fan content while logged in, however you still must log out in order to test the non-fan content. Read More »

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How to add a ‘Like’ Button to your Facebook Static FBML Tab

How to add a ‘Like’ Button to your Facebook Static FBML Tab

Almost anybody who uses the internet today has seen and clicked on a Facebook ‘Like’ button, they are on almost every website in one form or another. For a long time Facebook users have wanted to add a ‘Like’ button to their custom Static FBML tabs but until now have been unable to. I’m sure that many of you have searched all over the web looking for a solution only to find everyone telling you that it’s just not possible, well now there’s finally a solution! This tutorial will teach you in two easy steps how to add a Facebook ‘Like’ button to your Static FBML tab. Read More »

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