Finding difficulties to create a stunning fan page with custom designed landing tab, FBML is the solution. But what if Facebook officially stopped FBML App on 10th March 2011.

Facebook Static FBML App

Facebook Static FBML App

Official Facebook Static FBML App Url : http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?api_key=fdfd01c9df7d644a68a4e989ae861e44  [This is not working anymore and redirecting to your facebook home page ]

Now there is only few options left for having a creative and stunning facebook landing tab for your fan page.

  1. Create an App for the landing tab using the new iframe frame work.
  2. Use some FBML App which is developed by other and not the official facebook Static FBML App.
  3. Get a method to enable official facebook static FBML App for you fan page.
Based on the above option 3rd one is the simplest way to get the static FBMl, and here you can get a method to activate the official facebook static FBML app for your fan page. Follow the steps.
  1. Click on the link below to get started
    http://www.facebook.com/add.php?api_key=fdfd01c9df7d644a68a4e989ae861e44&pages

    official facebook static FBML app

    Official facebook static FBML app - The screen shows in case you have only one Fan Page

  2. Select the page you want to add the FBML App and click “Add Static FBML”

     Official facebook static FBML app

    Official facebook static FBML app - The screen shows in case you have multiple Fan Pages

  3. To make sure that the FBML Tab is installed on your page, go to your fan page url and verify

    Verify that App is installed on your Fan page

    Verify that App is installed on your Fan page

  4. To make changes to the tab information, Click on the ‘Edit Info’ located on top of your Fan Page Title.

    Click 'Edit Info' to change the tab contents

    Click 'Edit Info' to change the tab contents

  5. Now in the FBML – FBML and click on the link ‘Go to App’

    Click 'Go to App' link in FBML App

    Click 'Go to App' link in FBML 1 App

  6. You can enter the Tab name in the ‘Box Title’ and the html code below.
    Edit the contents and HTML

    Edit the contents and HTML

    Hint : Internet Explorer IE6/7 has display problems when using External InPage CSS using <style type=”text/css”>.

     

  7. Now have a great design and make your fan page stunning using the Static FBML Tab

    Creative FBML Custom Fan page landing tab

    Creative FBML Custom Fan page landing tab

  8. Last but not least, adjust your settings to make the Tab as your landing page. Go to edit page and in ‘Manage permissions’, change the ‘Default Landing Tab’ to newly created FBML Tab.
    Hint : As you are admin of the fan page you will not be getting the landing tab effect, so ask any of your friends to confirm that it is landing on the FBML tab.

    Set your tab as default landing tab

    Set your tab as default landing tab

Additionally you can check the following fan pages to see the creative possibilities in FBML tabs.
For more creative ideas for fan page creation, I will be posting a inspiration gallery very soon. Stay tuned to get more tips and resources.
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