ALERT! If you are still using Facebook’s old FBML tabs for your Facebook Business Page, now is the time to make the change to a current tool like TabSite.
In September 2011, Facebook announced that:
The final official end date when all FBML tabs will cease to work and will be removed from Facebook by Facebook is set for June 6, 2012.
So the time has come for those last holdouts to fully transition to iFrame tabs and depart from FBML coding completely, and TabSite is an ideal alternative!
If you have tabs on your Facebook business Page with the logo shown below, you’ll want to make a change!
History and Information for Fan Page Admins
4 Summary Points:
1. What is FBML and why do I care?
The answer is that you don’t need to care unless you were using FBML on your Facebook Fan Pages.
If you fall in the group that doesn’t need to care because you don’t have any FBML tabs on your fan page, then feel free to skip down to number 2!
FBML is Facebook’s original framework for serving custom content on fan page tabs. This content is served by Facebook, which, in short, means the user’s browser never hits the app developer’s server directly. Instead, Facebook requests the content from the app developer’s server, parses and filters it, and sends it to the browser for display. The result was content served by Facebook on custom tabs.
Facebook’s Static FBML App
Facebook’s Static FBML app was an application provided by Facebook that enabled the creation of FBML based Facebook page tabs. To use the application, page admins simply added the app to their page, and then customized the content by coding using FBML code language.
Again, FBML tabs will NO LONGER WORK on Facebook Pages beginning June 1, 2012.
2. What is Facebook’s preferred method for adding custom tabs to Fan Pages?
iFrame Apps like TabSite
All TabSite fan page tabs use iFrame Apps.
3. I’m not a coder and yet I want a nice, custom fan page. What should I do?
TabSite is a great solution for businesses wanting to easily customize their fan page without learning to do any coding. With a easy to use drag-n-build system, TabSite is easy to navigate and has a full suite of widgets and tools including ability to:
- Add Videos,
- Run Contests and Sweepstakes
- Add/Edit Content easily
- Create Photo SlideShows
- Add Facebook Social Plugins
- Embed E-mail Sign-up forms
- Add your Blog and Twitter feeds
- Create a fan-gating mechanism with our Like-Gate tool
- iFrame in your website
- and much more!
4. June 1, 2012, FBML ceases to work. Now is the time to changeover to a solution like TabSite.
Visit www.TabSite.com for more details or go here for to get a 14 Day Free Trial of TabSite for your Facebook Business Fan Page!