How to setup a developer account in Facebook

Registering yourself as a developer

  • Visit Facebook Developers  at https://developers.facebook.com/
  • Click on Apps > Register as Developer  (if this is your first time)
  • A popup will come up asking if you agree to the Facebook Platform Policy (click on Yes)
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  • Click on Next
  • Facebook will then ask for your mobile and send you a confirmation code before you can start
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  • Once you are registered you can then start adding apps.
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How to add a new html tab to your facebook page 2014

Here are the things you will need

  • A new html page (the url has to be secure https://)
  • A Facebook developer account (any normal account can be used as a developer account)
  • A Facebook fanpage where you are the administrator of the page

There are 3 steps involved in adding a new html tab to your facebook page.

  • Create a new html page
  • Create an app in Facebook Developers
  • Connect the html page to your Facebook Fan Page

Step 1: Create a new HTML Page

You will need to create a new html page and upload it to a secure server. If you are on this page, I am assuming that you have already done that.  If you need a kickass platform that allows you to create these pages and run competitions please check our other platform SOSL.

Step 2: Create an app in Facebook Developers

2A: Registering yourself as a developer

  • Visit Facebook Developers  at https://developers.facebook.com/
  • Click on Apps > Register as Developer  (if this is your first time)
  • A popup will come up asking if you agree to the Facebook Platform Policy (click on Yes)
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  • Click on Next
  • Facebook will then ask for your mobile and send you a confirmation code before you can start
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  • Once you are registered you can then start adding apps.

2B: Creating a new app

  • Once you are registered, click on Apps > Create a New App
  • Enter name of your App, a namespace (no spaces) and pick a category and click on Create App

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  • Facebook will then give you captcha for security check, fill it up and click on submit. If the text is hard to figure out, click on Try another text or audio captcha.

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  • Once your app is ready you’ll land on the dashboard. Here click on settings

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  • On this page, click on Add Platform

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  • A popup will show up – click on Page Tab

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  • Enter the Details of the page tab as indentified in the orange areas

    Name of Tab which shows up on Facebook
    Page Tab url (non secure url of your hosted page from step 1)
    Secure Page Tab Url (secure url of your hosted page)
    Page Tab Edit Url (you can use the page url here)
    Add a Page Tab Image (111 pixels wide by 74 pixels high)

    Click on Save Changes when finished

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  • Once you add the Page tab details, under Basic, please use the domain of your hosted page and click on Save Changes.  The last step now is to add this to your Facebook fan page. To do this you need to copy your app ID and follow the steps below.

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Step 3: Connect the html page to your Facebook Fan Page

  • Copy the App ID from your app
  • Visit our website https://www.neton.com.au and go to Tools > Add Tab to Facebook Timeline 2012
  • Enter App ID and return url (return url can be your page url)
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  • On the next page, it has a link to add the page to facebook
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  • Click on the link and choose a facebook page to add to

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  • Visit your facebook page to find the tab Smile 

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Creating a new custom tab in Facebook Timeline 2012

What you need to set up your custom tab in Facebook Timeline

  • A facebook account
  • A html/website built which you want to show as a tab in Facebook and needs to be securely hosted using SSL
    (if you don’t have this, please check out our platform that allows you to do that http://www.sosl.com.au)
  • A large icon for your tab thumbnail (75 x 75 pixels or slightly smaller)
  • A small icon for your tab thumbnail (16 x 16 pixels)

Step 1: Set up your Facebook App

  • Visit Facebook Developers Apps Page: https://developers.facebook.com/apps/
  • Click on + Create New App button
  • Fill out the details for your app name and namespace (please note that namespace  should be at least 7 characters and can only have small letters, dashes and underscores)
    Facebook Tab in Timeline - Create New App
  • Click Continue
  • You may be required to do a security check at this stage, please complete the check
    Facebook Tab in Timeline - Security Check

 

Step 2: Editing the thumbnails

  • Hover your mouse over the main image and click on edit to edit the main icon (75×75 pixels image).
    Facebook Fan Page - Editing Thumbnails
  • Click on the edit icon link near the small icon and upload the smaller image (16 x 16 pixels)
    Facebook Fan Page - Finished Thumbnails
  • Please make a note of your APP ID as we will need this for the final step

 

Step 3: Facebook App Basic Info

  • Enter a contact email
  • Enter the App domain (the main domain without the www, and the http://) where your page is hosted
  • Select your Category
    Facebook Page App - Basic Info

Step 4: Website with Facebook Login

  • the Site URL needs to be filled with your website page url where your website is hosted
    Please make a note of this url as we will need this for the final step
    Facebook Page App - Website with Facebook Login

Step 4 : Page Tab

  • Please tick the Page Tab box and put in all the information
  • Fill up the Page Tab Name (this will show up in your main Facebook timeline so you need to fill this properly)
  • Fill in the Page Tab URL (this will need to be http:// the unsecure url)
  • Fill in the Secure Page Tab URL (this will need to be https://)
    Note: If you are using our SOSL platform you can use the same url but just have https:// on the Secure page tab
  • Click on Change on Page Tab Image and provide a good image ( this image should be 111×74 pixels or less)
  • Select the Tab Width as Wide 810 pixels (this can be 520px if you are working on a 520px page)
  • click on save changes
    Facebook Fan Page - Page Tab Details

Step 5: Adding this tab to your Facebook Fan Page

  • Now you need the APP ID or API Key and the Site URL to continue
  • if you didn’t save it head back to https://developers.facebook.com/apps , click on the app name on the left and copy the APP ID/ API Key and Site URL
  • Now you have the information head over to our Tools section
  • On the main url on this page , Select Tools > Add Tab to Facebook Timeline
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  • Enter your app id on the first box
  • Enter your Site URL on the second Box
  • Click Submit
  • It will come up with a link to visit to add the page to your fan page
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  • It will then ask you which page to add the tab to. Select the page and click on Add Page Tab to complete.
    Add Page Tab Dialog - Facebook
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sosl – Facebook FanPage CMS and Competitions

We have just launched the website for our Facebook CMS and Competitions Platform (SOSL).
Please view it at http://www.sosl.com.au.  Sosl allows you to setup your website inside a Facebook FanPage and run competitions from it.

Here is how Sosl can make your life easier

Create a minisite of your website in Facebook

Sosl comes with a easy to setup and use  CMS platform which allows you to set up landing pages, subscription forms as well as a minisite of your main website inside facebook.

Schedule Facebook Statuses

Sosl allows you to schedule your Facebook statuses which will automatically show up in your timeline when published. This means that you can schedule all of your statuses for the next month now and relax while sosl automatically publishes them for you.

Tweet, check messages, check mentions from sosl

Sosl’s dashboard also is connected to your twitter account which means that you can tweet from inside sosl, check messages and mentions and retweet all inside sosl.

Schedule Tweets

You can schedule tweets from inside sosl so that your tweets go out at predefined times

Subscription Forms

Want more users for your newsletter? Please use our subscription feature to set up a subscription field in your sosl page to generate more users.

User Photo Contests

sosl allows you to run User photo contents, where facebook fans upload photos and other fans vote on the photos ultimately deciding the winner. What’s more? you can put a like gate on the page, so that only fans can enter and vote in competitions.

YouTube Video Contests

You can pull your youtube channel into sosl and let your fans like videos. This means you can run competitions based on your youtube videos inside facebook.

Google Analytics on your FanPage

Every sosl account comes with Google Analytics integration, so you can tell how many fans are visiting your fanpage and what content they are looking at.

Click here to visit sosl.com.au

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Building your Facebook Timeline

Here is how to build your Facebook Timeline

1. Facebook FanPage Cover Image

First pic your cover image. This should be

  • 801 pixels wide
  • 315 pixels high

The cover picture cannot have

  • Calls to actions
  • Contact information
  • Pricing
  • promotions
  • Coupons
  • Advertisements
  • Like or Share information related to Facebook

Click here to view official information from Facebook on Cover Photos

Inserting your FanPage Cover Image

Click on Add a Cover button and select Upload Photo

Facebook Fan Page Upload Cover Photo

 

Select your image from the popup. When done, click on Save Changes to assign that as the cover image.

 

2. Facebook FanPage Profile Picture

Your Facebook FanPage Profile picture can have company logo and contact details. We recommend using the company logo to fit perfectly in this space.

Please note that this will be resized when displaying your stories and posts, so if you have a logo that doesn’t look good in a smaller size, then its best to use something else.

Profile Picture Dimensions

  • 180 pixels width
  • 180 pixels high

3. Company Facebook Information

The About us Information sits directly under the Profile image. Click on the area to edit.

 

Facebook Timeline: Company Information

You need the following information:

Start Date:
Please add the year (and optionally month and date when the company started)

Start Type:
Please select from Born, Founded, Started, Opened, Created and Launched

About:
Please fill this area up (with maximum 155 characters). This information will sit just under your Profile Image.

Description:
Full Description about your company

Founded:
Date when the company was founded

Awards:
Any awards the company has won

Products:
Please make sure you fill this box with your product offerings

Website:
A url to your website

 

4. Telling your story

Facebook Timeline allows you to tell your story properly in Facebook. Please feel free to add these content:

  • Status Updates
  • Conversations
  • Pages/Posts from your website
  • Photos
  • Videos

Facebook Timeline: Status Update

You can also backdate updates by clicking on the clock icon on the bottom left corner of the Status Update box.

5. Highlighting your information

You can also highlight your information, pin any updates to the top or delete any updates. Please note

  • Milestones are already highlighted
  • Highlighting a story makes it go full width

To Highlight an update, Hover your mouse over the update and click on Highlight.

Facebook FanPage Timeline: Highlight

You can also pin a story to the top by clicking on the edit button when hovering

Pin to Top: Facebook FanPage Timeline

5. Milestones

Make sure you add Milestones. These can be added by selecing Event,Milestone + on the update box

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Dimensions for Milestones (Full Width):

  • 843 pixels wide
  • 403 pixels high

Dimension for Milestones (Half Width):

  • 403 pixels wide
  • 203 pixels high

6. Summary

Facebook FanPage Timeline is a very powerful tool for your Marketing Arsenal. Please make sure to fill it up with Company Information that tells a story rather than just a long list of automated blog posts. Thank your fans for supporting you and ask them for their feedback. Engaging with your fans is the best way to get conversion out of using Facebook.

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netON Facebook Fan Page

http://www.facebook.com/neton.com.au

Our Fan Page is now live and online.  Feel free to browse through our timeline of updated projects so you can see what projects have been keeping us busy and also milestones along the way.

We would appreciate if you like us which also means that you will get updated with any new exciting innovations we come up with.

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Look at some of the Facebook Fan Page Designs that we have done for our clients

Visit sosl.com.au – your one stop Facebook Fan Page CMS

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