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Simple Guide To Making The Most Of The New iFrames! Overview and guide to using free software to create custom facebook pages, including free templates.

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    • Facebook iFrames! Simple Guide To Making The Most Of The New iFrames! Louise Steiner – March 2011 http://louisesteiner.com
    • Introduction…
      • Static FBML Application no longer available to download as of 18 th March 2011
      • Existing FBML pages continue to be supported for the time being – no date announced as yet
      • No mad rush, but start thinking about moving existing FBML pages to iFrames
      • Create new pages in iFrames
      • New apps are still in development stage, adding new features every day and ironing out bugs
      • Different solutions for different situations
    • What Has Changed?
      • FBML: create code - copy and paste into FB…stayed within FB
      • iFrames: hosted outside of FB
        • Create webpage in HTML
        • Upload to host and publish on www
        • Import into FB via their App
          • Downside: needs secure hosting with SSL Certificate, or pages will be blank for some visitors on FB
    • What’s New With iFrames
      • Create more of a web experience within facebook
      • Designers can create web style pages without the limitations of FBML
      • Pure HTML code easier to create using external WYSIWYG editors such as Kompozer or Dreamweaver, even for the novice
      • Can import existing websites
      • SEO, Google Analytics
      • Video can be imported straight out of YouTube with no additional code
      • Autoresponder Opt-In Boxes can be added with plain HTML code
      • New “Like” button….integrated into page and opens status update box as you “like” the page, inviting visitors to share the Page on FB
    • List of Apps…
      • iFrames for Pages by Wildfire – free for about 3 months. Existing users will be grandfathered in
      • Static HTML for Pages by Involver
      • Fan Page Pro App – integrated WYSIWYG editor
      • Fan Page Engine – free Reveal tab
      • TabSite – integrated WYSIWYG editor
      • iwiPage – create tab menu
      • Hosted iframe by Monster Apps
      • Wordpress For Fan Pages – paid Application
      • Static HTML: iframe tabs : one click install, versatile and easy to use
    • App Features
      • Most allow you to create one free page
      • Some have integrated WYSIWYG editors
      • Some allow you to create a custom menu
      • Most have some sort of branding attached – Static HTML: iframe tabs is an exception
      • All are still in the development phase, adding new features and ironing out bugs daily
    • Wordpress For Fanpages
      • http://facebook.com/WordpressForFanpages
      • 8 Themes – Menu – Title – Comments
      • Can create menu/tabs
      • Create pages within Wordpress
      • Full Wordpress functionality, including plugins
      • Cost $17 on Warrior Forum OR $27 (reduced from $47) on FanPage
      • Developer license for additional $20
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    • Free Templates by Jo Barnes
      • http://thesocialnetworkingacademy.com
      • 4 free templates
        • Product only
        • Product + opt-in
        • 2 x video + opt-in
      • User friendly WYSIWYG editor
      • Customised header etc
      • Write down your installation number before publishing
      • Downside: Can’t edit once published – start again
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    • Write Down (copy/paste) Installation Code
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    • Like Button
      • http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like/
      • Use iframes code for Jo’s templates (first code)
      • Use XFTML code for HTML (second code)
      • Invites people who like your page to share on their wall with status update and link to your page
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    • Static HTML: iframe tabs
      • Static HTML: iframe tabs
      • Easy to use – one click install
      • Display content for fans and non-fans (fan-gating)
      • Includes FBML to iFrames converter
      • Can currently create up to 3 pages per fan page – will soon be 12
      • Will be able to customise icon
      • Import a webpage function
      • No integrated WYSIWYG editor – use Kompozer or Wordpress (or Dreamweaver) to create content – copy and paste into Static HTML
      • No branding
      • Great support via FB page wall
      • Free
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    • Kompozer
      • http://www.kompozer.net/download.php
      • Free
      • WYSIWYG editor
      • Easy to use
      • Insert YouTube videos with YouTube code – remember no autoplay
      • Insert Opt-In Forms with html code from Autoresponder
      • Insert photos
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    • Facebook iFrames! Simple Guide To Making The Most Of The New IFrames! http://louisesteiner.com