• Anonymous

    If you have a WordPress blog it couldn’t be easier to create Facebook tabs using the
    Facebook Tab Manager plug-in. Some of the information you want to include may already be on your blog. So if you want the same About page as your blog go in and edit the page or post switch to HTML by clicking the tab, select all and copy. Then go to a new Facebook tab within WordPress make sure you click the HTML tab and paste the info in. Then follow the easy steps to add it to Facebook. This is a great way to keep your brand image consistent. A great inexpensive option for a small business. ~Pam

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=623646218 Shih-Wen Su

    fPage does the same thing, and much easier


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jacob-Puhl/100000160069292 Jacob Puhl

     Hello Mari,

    I’ve installed your app on one of my fan page, but has some problem with like. After a non fan clicks on like button it’s redirecting to wall, instead of preventing the same welcome(I renamed it to ‘reveal-coupon’) tab to reveal the content. I’ve also set ‘reveal-coupon’ tab as a default landing tab.
    Here is my page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Postal-Uniform-Xpress/184509704921785

    However your app works like a charm on another test page which I’ve created.


    Having tough time in resolving this, please let me know what went wrong with only this page.


  • http://pholiofy.com Lisa

    Hi Mari – we just launched a SaaS product that does a similar thing but easier (we think) and the back end is all WordPress. http://pholiofy.com is the Facebook Pages Publishing Platform. It lets you create fan gates and reveal pages, embed video and twitter feeds – we host it, secure with with SSL and give you an app to publish your content to your Facebook Page. We think it’s both great and easy.

  • David Miller

    Hi Mari

    Great article! We just launched our Facebook Pages Publishing Platform similar to this – but doesn’t require ANY information of yours. You get your hosting, SSL, the Facebook app, fan gate etc – and we did it all on WordPress. http://pholiofy.com

    I am open to get some feedback! Try it out.

  • Michele Locker

    hi mari, great review. i learned so much especially about fan gating. i had no idea! if you’re researching custom apps, you might want to check out what bulbstorm is doing, all full service. great if you know what you want but have few resources to execute.

  • Stacy Kvernmo

    Im having this exact same problem. I have Fan Gate turned On and it is the landing page tab set in manage permissions. Not sure why it redirects to the wall once someone has liked it instead of my reveal tab :(

  • Stacy Kvernmo

    ah ah! I figured it out. http://bugs.developers.facebook.net/show_bug.cgi?id=20532 — ever since FaceBook added their recommend this page to a friend box that appears when you like it, this behavior broke the typical fan gate redirection. I am using http://apps.facebook.com/iframehost/ instead and I believe it is now working. Still testing it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jacob-Puhl/100000160069292 Jacob Puhl

    thanks a ton Stacy :) though I figured out that its bug from facebook, I searched like hell for the solution. Even after posting it in facebook dev support forums I did not get any answer. So I kept this aside for the past one month. You like a savior came and helped me to resolve this. Once again thanks a bunch :) :) :)

  • Facebooker

    Just installed this app and went through the motions until I got to then end setup. Please note: Scripts, Forms, iFrames, and external CSS are not allowed. IFRAMES NOT ALLOWED?! Maybe I’m out of line, but that seems ridiculous considering it’s called the iFrames app.

  • Micha

    Superrrrr :)

  • http://www.buyecloth.com buy_e-cloth®

    Bless you for posting this – what a nice, clean little app. Works like a charm. Many thanks, Mari.

  • http://twitter.com/MetroFax MetroFax

    Can you run a contest through Facebook iFrames? Or using Woobox’s Static HTML iFrames? I would think yes so long as you create your own HTML… Anyone know for sure?

  • Gowmukhi

    Hi, the non-fans still can click the wall tab and see the wall. Is there any way to totally restrict them from seeing the wall unless they become fans?

  • Paul Schell

    Very helpful. Thanks.

  • Canis

    Hi, can i know how to create a page that allows people to like my page first before viewing any content?

  • http://www.atomicdc.com/ Dallas Email Marketing

    Mari, thanks for the great article. I also wrote a blog on creating a fan gate but is aimed for people that are doing their own using ASP code. Felt like it may be worth sharing in case people were looking to do their own hosted solution outside of something like Wildfire or some of the others… Keep the great content coming! Here is a link to the Classic ASP code version for creating a fangate:  http://www.atomicdc.com/blog/facebook-iframe-fangate-asp-code.html

  • http://www.volvant.com/ Margaret Esme

    Thanks for sharing this informative article.:)

  • mike lee

    I’m having a problem setting up fan gate so that one has to like the page to access content. If I turn it on I past content a into non fans page box then content b info fans box right

  • http://www.skiggle.com.au/ Skiggle

    We built this one at Skggle and it’s a winner: http://skggle.com/. You don’t need to sign-up, no HTML and you can make it so when you click the image, it’ll go to your home page or wall.

  • http://www.carrotmedia.com/services/facebook-app-development facebook application

    i am having problem to have like page.
    how can i ?

  • http://pimpmyfans.com/ get facebook fans

    The most important feature of having a Facebook Fan Page is to advertise the company’s products or services. It is a great tool which can be used in an engaging way to attract potential customers. It will make sure that there is a prominent increase in the traffic leading to your website. This will in turn ensure that there is increase in sales.

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  • Albert Arens

    you should check out this one for sure; The best mobile coupon app out there, is qr2coupon. When
    advertising loads the gun, this coupon app pulls the
    trigger. Imagine creating mobile
    coupons within a matter of minutes. Digitizing and mobilizing coupons,
    delivering your specials to your customers via Facebook,
    via in-store QR
    Code Signs and via Narrow Casting. Okay, it is NO APP„ http://www.qr2coupon.net

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  • Steven

    You should check! http://www.coupontools.com

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