Over the last few days, I discovered a couple tutorials on customizing Facebook pages. I am one of the administrators for the MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) Facebook page. Prior to finding the following tutorials, we were using North Contact apps, which are good, but cost $19 per month. We were using 3 of their apps; one for e-newsletter sign ups, one for the welcome tab, and one for a contest we were running.
Thanks to a couple tutorials on the HyperArts website, I was able to setup the Welcome tab (http://www.hyperarts.com/blog/customizing-facebook-iframe-application-signed_request_reveal_tab) and the e-newsletter sign up tab (http://www.hyperarts.com/blog/customizing-facebook-iframe-application-signed_request_reveal_tab) using iframes.
In case you’re interested, here are links to the 2 customized tabs:
- Welcome tab (why not ‘like’ MAF while you’re there?)
E-Newsletter Sign Up tab (FYI, this features some great stories from MAF folks around the world)[this tab is now gone]
Have you used iframes on Facebook pages? I’d be curious to check them out. Leave a reply and let me know.
UPDATE, August 11, 2011: Just today I added a Donate tab to the MAF Facebook page. This allows people to donate to the ministry without leaving Facebook. Since it’s in an iframe, it uses the security certificate from maf.org.