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  1. Sam
    March 13, 2012

    This will be more cool n useful for the business here! thank you for posting here!

    • Louise Myers
      March 14, 2012

      Thanks for your comment Sam, best of luck with your Facebook Fan Page tabs!

  2. Kay
    March 15, 2012

    I followed the instructions however I was not able to get the pinterest tab view to look at good as Yoga Relief who did a very nice job.

    • Louise Myers
      March 15, 2012

      Hi Kay! On Yoga Relief’s Facebook page tab ( https://www.facebook.com/YogaRelief/app_208195102528120 ) we’re just showing ONE board, instead of the main page of all the boards, which I agree, does look nicer! Just grab the URL of the specific board to get this effect. And you can always add more separate boards as separate tabs. You can have up to 12 tabs total – this includes your Photos tab, Videos, Notes etc if you use them. Thanks for your comment!

  3. Amanda
    March 27, 2012

    Hi,
    I just tried this and it works really well. I wanted to add a second tab to my page however was not able to – is there a way to do so?
    Thanks.

    • Louise Myers
      March 27, 2012

      Great question! You absolutely should be able to do that by clicking the same link in the article, and instead of clicking the green rectangle, look to the very bottom of the gray box where it says: Need more than one tab?
      Install 2nd Tab, Install 3rd Tab, Install 4th Tab, Install 5th Tab

      And go to town!

      • Floyd
        March 4, 2013

        I’ve the same problem. Maybe the options have changed, but when I click on the ‘ADD ANOTHER TAB’ icon, the link takes me away from the Facebook page I am working on…grrrr

      • Louise Myers
        March 5, 2013

        Are you logged in as the Page? You need to be logged in as your personal account. If it’s not that, could you explain what you mean by “takes me away from the FB page” and I’ll try to help!
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  4. Latonya Buice
    March 28, 2012

    Hi, I’m trying to upload an image for my welcome tab but says it’s too large, but the image is 800px x 1100px which is smaller than the requirements???? I’ve tried resizing it smaller, but it will only accept it when it’s teeny tiny and then you can’t even read it.
    thanks!

    • Louise Myers
      March 28, 2012

      Hi Latonya! There’s a maximum file size – not the dimensions, but it can only be 400KB or smaller file size. If it’s larger than that, can you compress it (in your photo editing software or even at pixlr.com)? If it’s not larger than that, try again tomorrow because Facebook has had a number of weird bugs with the changeover to Timeline. I hope it works for you!

  5. Rachel Lynette
    March 28, 2012

    Thanks so much for this post and the one on how to make a tab image. I was successful adding my first tab, but now when I hit the link the drop down arrow where it says, “Choose your Facebook Pages” it no longer shows the page I was working on as a choice, which of course leaves me at a dead end. Any idea how to fix it?

    • Louise Myers
      March 29, 2012

      When you go back to add the 2nd tab, instead of clicking in the green rec­tangle, look to the very bottom of the gray box where it says:
      Need more than one tab?
      Install 2nd Tab, Install 3rd Tab, Install 4th Tab, Install 5th Tab

      If you’re already doing that, let me know and I’ll look into it further. Good luck Rachel!

  6. Rachel Lynette
    March 30, 2012

    Yes! Thank you so much…worked perfectly. I don’t know how I missed that. I am going to recommend your article to all of my teacher blogger friends!

    • Louise Myers
      March 30, 2012

      Yay! Glad it worked. Thank you for recommending my article!

  7. Sandy Halliday
    April 12, 2012

    Just the thing I have been searching for Louise. Easy when you know how! I thought there had to be an app that made it easy without too much technical stuff. I too had trouble trying to add a second tab but have seen your answer above.
    Thanks for posting the instructions.

    • Louise Myers
      April 12, 2012

      I’m so glad you found this easy Facebook tutorial helpful, Sandy! Thanks for your comment.

  8. Stephanie
    May 20, 2012

    This is awesome! How do I increase the width of the iframe?

    • Louise Myers
      May 21, 2012

      Hi Stephanie!

      When logged in as an admin, go to your tab and click the blue word Settings in the upper right. The very first item in Settings is Enable Timeline 810px Wide Mode. You can also see this in the third image in the tutorial above.

      Best of luck!

  9. Peter
    May 27, 2012

    Hello Louise,

    I tried this out and the only issue I have is that once I’m done if I try to view the contents of the tab, I get a “coming soon” message. Does it take a while before the page appears?

    Peter

    • Louise Myers
      May 27, 2012

      Hi Peter,
      If the tab you added was “Our Brands,” I do see it now. FB continues to have bizarre glitches – this is one I haven’t experienced yet! Thanks for your comment. I hope all the tabs you added did show up!

  10. TinaM
    May 28, 2012

    Louise
    You have posted a great helpful article. You don’t know how much I searched for this detail and finally I had to bought a small report on it. Still there was something missing.
    Thanks so much really.
    I am doing some of the works now and will come back to your article with some questions.

    • Louise Myers
      May 28, 2012

      Wonderful, Tina, I’m so glad you found what you needed here!

  11. TinaM
    May 28, 2012

    Louise
    I have this question: If someone has a FB account (old layout) and he wants to add me as admin, how can he do that?
    If he can somehow, then how can I go from there to upgrade his personal page to Timeline layout? (Its a personal page, not a business page). I know only by creating a page—but in that case, which category should I go?
    Thanks for your awesome help.

    • Louise Myers
      May 30, 2012

      Personal profiles don’t have admins. As far as I know, only the person whose profile it is can make any changes (unless he wants you to log in as him – not recommended). Your friend can go to this page: https://www.facebook.com/about/timeline and click “Get it Now” to update to Timeline on his personal profile.

  12. Sonia
    May 31, 2012

    Hi Louise,

    I am tyring to create a Twitter tab for our users to follow us on Twitter but when I click on the tab nothing is showing. The URL to load in the iframe window doesn’t show.
    Do you have any idea why?
    The pinterest tab works just fine.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    • Louise Myers
      May 31, 2012

      My guess is that it’s a secure site: https. I might have an idea for this that I’ll try out and post about if it works!

  13. Emma
    June 25, 2012

    Hi Louise
    I just wanted to thank you for the very helpful tutorial, this was exacty what I needed!
    Emma

    • Louise Myers
      June 25, 2012

      You’re welcome Emma! Thanks for your kind comment.

  14. K V
    July 17, 2012

    sunny greetings from Diani beach Louise, Thank you very much for this great post. I was just wondering if you could advise me how to upload the mobile version. I would give it a try how does it look like… Thank you very much!

    • Louise Myers
      July 18, 2012

      Hi! I don’t have the scoop on the mobile version. Hope you find that info so you can check it out!

  15. Sarah
    July 31, 2012

    Hi Louise,

    I’ve some problem loading cos when I try to install, it kept reflecting:

    You must have permission to add apps to at least one Facebook Page to perform the requested action.

    How do i solve this problem? Please kindly advise. thanks in advance!

    • Louise Myers
      August 1, 2012

      Hi Sarah!

      Are you logged into your FB personal page, and have full admin rights on a FB business page? If this is the case, I’ll have to do some troubleshooting. I’ve not heard of this problem before.

  16. Sarah
    August 4, 2012

    Thanks! Louise.

    I’ve solved the problem cos I was not aware that i need to create facebook pages for my fb timeline.

    Thanks so much for replying. :)

  17. Sarah
    August 5, 2012

    Hi Louise,

    Do you know how can I set the business page that I just created as a default landing page when people do a search on my company? Thanks

    • Louise Myers
      August 5, 2012

      Hey Sarah,
      Facebook no longer allows default landing pages, except when you run an ad. Otherwise, any visitors to your Fan Page will go directly to your Timeline.

      • sarah
        August 7, 2012

        Tks so much!! Louise. Im new to Facebook. Need your help desperately cos I just want to create a facebook like eg.
        http://www.facebook.com/businessamongmoms.

        How do i go about setting something like the example above? Meaning anyone who know my business name will be directed automatically to this page and it will show all my custom tabs.

        Appreciate your reply. Have a good week! :) You can drop me a mail too. Tks once again!

      • Louise Myers
        August 8, 2012

        Hi Sarah – that’s a great page. Very professional both in graphics and marketing.

        To set up a page, login to your personal FB account and start your page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php

        My book will tell you all you need to know about making your page look great: Kindle http://bit.ly/FB-ebook PDF http://bit.ly/FanPageBook

        You can give people your FB fan page URL, but I don’t know what you mean by “directed automatically.” Depending on how unique your company name is, you may or may not be found on the first page of a Google search.

        To set up a page as attractive and effective as the one you showed me is a big undertaking. Good luck!

  18. hmgd
    September 2, 2012

    hi. thanks so much! this really is helpful! ^^
    may God bless you always!

    • Louise Myers
      September 3, 2012

      You’re welcome – thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice comment!

  19. Helen
    September 5, 2012

    Thanks! Very easily explained, and flew right through it. Good job. Now, why can’t others put things so simple like this? ;)

    • Louise Myers
      September 5, 2012

      Thank you Helen! I love hearing that my post helped you set it up easily.

  20. Robert Harrison
    September 6, 2012

    Finally! An easy to follow, updated-for-Timeline, way to add custom tabs! Thank you Louise – so glad I found your site and this page.

    I recently created a page on FB: https://www.facebook.com/RWHarrisonAuthor
    and added a custom tab to link to my blog (thanks to your clear instructions). As you indicated, the blog opens up inside FB.

    Is there a way, however, for the blog to open up *outside* the framework of FB? In other words, the person clicks on the tab and they go directly to my blog, leaving FB?

    My guess is no, because FB doesn’t want you to leave, but I’m hoping there’s a way…

    Thank you!

    • Louise Myers
      September 6, 2012

      Hi Robert!

      Try this: under Page Source, click the Redirect button and put in your blog URL. That should work! Also be sure to put your blog URL at the beginning of your About description.

      Best of luck!

  21. Robert Harrison
    September 6, 2012

    That did the trick – thank you so much!

    • Louise Myers
      September 6, 2012

      Awesome!

  22. Audrey
    September 11, 2012

    Hi Louise,

    your article seems like it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for! But I’m having a problem right at the start.
    I have a personal facebook profile and I have full admin access (Manager access) to an organization’s facebook Page. I’d love to spice it up a little bit, using these custom tabs. But when I’m trying to install the iFrame tab app mentioned in the first step, a message keeps coming up to me – “You are logged in as Organization x, you have no permission to install this app. To switch back to your personal Facebook profile, click here.”
    So I don’t understand why it doesn’t let me install a new app, even though I think I have all the admin permissions I need. Maybe there’s something in the Settings that I have to change?

    Thank you soo much for all the help!
    Audrey

    • Louise Myers
      September 11, 2012

      Hi Audrey,
      You shouldn’t have a problem if you’re logged in as your personal profile and you’re an Admin. You do need to be logged in as a person and not a page though.

      If it won’t let you when you’re logged in as yourself, then your Admin role doesn’t have the necessary privileges.

      Hope this helps!

  23. Audrey
    September 11, 2012

    Aaah, I get it now! And it’s working! Thank you for your help!!

    This is awesome! Keep up the good work :)

    Audrey

  24. Fiona
    September 14, 2012

    Hello! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group?
    There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Many thanks

    • Louise Myers
      September 18, 2012

      That would be great – thanks Fiona!

  25. Roman
    September 15, 2012

    Hi Louise,
    Great article. Nicely explained and simple to follow.
    You mention at the end that you can change the tab so it’s redirected to a mobile version of a landing page. But I can not see where to do this. Can this only be done through first signing on with Woobox or is there a simple way for me to do it?
    I would like to have a testimonial tab. I am thinking the best way to do that is to link it to the testimonial tab on my website. But of course the website doesnt fit in the frame work. So I am thinking the mobile version would show better.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Roman

    • Louise Myers
      September 15, 2012

      Hi Roman!
      You would enter the URL of the mobile version of your website, if you have one. For instance Facebook and Pinterest each have mobile versions that start with “m.” – i.e. m.facebook.com.
      If you don’t know the URL, you could check your site on mobile, or ask your web designer. My sites don’t have a separate mobile version.
      Louise

  26. Rick
    September 21, 2012

    Thank you! This is awesome! I remember a while back I tried to add a tab to Facebook with specialized html and it did not work so well. I never could figure out what went wrong with it. The only thing that freaked me out was that my page disappeared for a couple of minutes. But it showed up again.

    • Louise Myers
      September 21, 2012

      You’re welcome Rick! Thanks for your comment.

  27. Carl
    September 23, 2012

    I was looking for how to do this for hours and became extremely frustrated at the complexity of other options that I found. Thanks so much for the post. Now, if I could only change the long url to something smaller.

    • Louise Myers
      September 26, 2012

      Hey Carl, you can easily shorten the URLs by using bit.ly.

  28. Leah
    October 22, 2012

    Hi Louise,

    Thanks so much for the helpful post! I was able to create a custom tab to display a webpage I created on Google Sites. However I would like to only display the actual content of the page itself. I was able to take out the scroll bars by increasing the width, but how do I decrease the length so the additional google site info won’t be visible? Thank you for your help!

    • Louise Myers
      October 23, 2012

      Hi Leah,
      This technique embeds the full web page. I don’t think there’s any way to eliminate the footers or any other part of the page.
      Louise

  29. Amanda
    November 17, 2012

    Thank you so much for sharing this! This is exactly what I’ve been looking for!

  30. Tina C
    November 20, 2012

    Thank you so much for your tutorial! It’s very helpful. I’ve managed to create one tab, but noticed that when using the mobile version of Facebook (from my iPhone), the tab doesn’t show up on my page. Have I done something wrong in the setup? Everyone’s using the mobile Facebook app nowadays….how can I make sure the promo tabs show up on the mobile version too? Thanks!

    • Louise Myers
      November 20, 2012

      Tina, I’m sorry to say I don’t know the answer to your question. I’m not totally familiar with the differences between the desktop and mobile versions of Facebook – and they’re changing all the time! I’m afraid you’ll have to contact Facebook support. I hope they help you sort it out.
      Louise Myers recently posted..Get More Facebook Engagement with These Easy Tips!My Profile

  31. Gregor
    November 23, 2012

    Hello,

    Thank you, It worked like a charm on one of my fanpages (completely “fresh” fanpage). But I have a problem trying to install in on fanpage where i already had iframe tab installed (for external url redirect). If I repeat (your) steps I always end up with installing old (ext. url redirect) iframe, I don’t get to tab settings step. Help please. Thanks!

    • Louise Myers
      November 23, 2012

      Haven’t heard of this problem, sorry. Perhaps a different browser or clearing the cache?
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      • Gregor
        November 24, 2012

        In FF didn’t work (I cleared the cache), using google Chrome did the trick (it opened option for 2nd iframe tab to be installed). Strange. Anyway, thanks for help.

      • Louise Myers
        November 24, 2012

        How interesting! Thanks for letting me know what worked.
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  32. norman meyler
    November 25, 2012

    Thanks for a great article. I have just followed your instructions and now my FB page is much more functional.

  33. Chilayne
    December 16, 2012

    Hi Louise,

    Thank you for sharing this article – have found it very useful!

    I was wondering if you knew of a way to ‘track’ who has shared your tab? For example, I want to know which people specifically have shared the tab I created. I looked in the stats section but it doesn’t highlight anything about shares. Do you know where I can find this information? Your help is much appreciated :)

  34. Billy
    January 11, 2013

    ok I thought this would be perfect and just what I needed for my job to add an extra tab with ease. I have the same issue someone else had about a year ago on here. “coming soon”. I can see the tab just fine logged in as me. When I log in as my wife……”Coming Soon”. I created this yesterday, so now 24 hours later still “coming soon”? What gives and then does this mean any time I make a simple change to the tab it’s going to take half a week to be updated for users to see? To me, this renders this third party tool useless. Not to mention, I think woobox’s customer service and options to reach them is crap (at best). The most I find is an email address and you know how that works these days. Needless to say, the integration was simple, but functionality is still a mess.

    That said, any ideas on how to view the contents of my tab where everyone else sees “coming soon”……?

    • Louise Myers
      January 11, 2013

      Hi Billy, sorry I don’t know how to resolve this! I can look into it and see if I find anything. I’m also sorry to hear that Woobox’s support is lacking – I’ve found them helpful in the past.

      Let me know if you find a solution, and I’ll do the same! Best of luck!
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  35. Gabriel
    January 19, 2013

    Thanks ,you just saved me 20 $ .

  36. Bhargavi
    January 22, 2013

    Hi Louise

    Thanks for a great and very useful article. I tested the iframe webpage import & it works! Just a doubt – is it possible to have a horizontal scroller so that the webpage width is not truncated to 810px by facebook? Once again, thanks!

  37. sheila g
    January 31, 2013

    seems to work as described above, but every time i test it, the site is not stayin within the FB page, it is opening up in the actual website, which is ok, but would prefer user did not then have to go back to fb..

  38. Graham Mills
    February 13, 2013

    Thanks Louise,
    I wasn’t aware of Woobox before reading this post. With your help I was able to add a new tab for YouTube and Twitter very easily.
    Graham.

  39. Ravikumar
    February 21, 2013

    Hi Louise ,

    with your help i easily added the tab in my fb page,

    thank you

  40. Lianny
    April 14, 2013

    Hi Louise,
    Thank you so much! You’ve save my day! :)
    Wish I found your page 2 days ago :p

  41. Michelle
    August 9, 2013

    Thank you so much! I just added the Pinterest app to my Facebook page as well as my website. Your instructions were so clear and easy – wonderful! Thank you!!

  42. Lee
    October 16, 2013

    Hi Louise,
    I must be an idiot as I seem to be the only person who cannot get this to work.
    After entering all my details and then clicking ‘view tab’ all I see is -

    “Admin Options Settings Stats
    New! Free Tool to Pick Winners and Export Likes/Comments from Facebook Timeline Posts. Learn More or Try It Now
    Add More Woobox Apps: Sweepstakes & Giveaways Photo Contests Instant Win Giveaways Coupons & Vouchers Twitter Tab Pinterest Tab YouTube Tab Instagram Tab More” and no sign of my website.

    Thanks … Lee

    • Louise Myers
      October 16, 2013

      Hi Lee…

      Looks like they added an ad in there. Just click the word Settings and you should see Page Source and the rest.

      Let me know if this does or doesn’t work – then I’ll be sure to update the post!

      Thanks for the heads-up.
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  43. jaganath
    January 22, 2014

    I want to show some particular part of my web page content instead displaying my full web page. How to I control it?

    • Louise Myers
      January 23, 2014

      Hi,
      If you know HTML, just choose that option instead of URL. Paste in the code for what you want to show.
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      • Jaganath
        January 23, 2014

        I want to show my webpage it is a dynamic webpage (in Asp .net) and it uses database to store form content and redirecting to another page after completion of the form submittion page. It is possible to show dynamic webapge if it built by .net, jQuery and ajax?

      • Louise Myers
        January 27, 2014

        I don’t know, but why not give it a try? It really takes just a few minutes to set this up.

        Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful. You could ask support@woobox.com, or Facebook, if you don’t want to try it first.
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