It’s Work Your Blog Wednesday again! Today I’m going to try to wrap-up Facebook with a few more tips and tutorials for you. I received several questions about customizing Facebook tabs, both how they look when you land on your page and the content inside them. So today you’ll learn how to customize the tabs on your page as well as how to add a Shopping and Pinterest tab to your page.
First up… how to customize the tabs below your cover image. You know, the ones that say “Fan Freebies” or “Shop” or whatever else your heart desires. This part is actually pretty easy so let’s just jump right in.
Step 1: Design your tabs. I use PhotoShop for just about everything, but I know many of you use PowerPoint or Gimp. It doesn’t really matter what you use as long as you make your tabs the correct size. For these, they need to be 111×74 pixels. Remember, these are pretty small so don’t try to cram too much on there. Keep it simple and color coordinated.
Step 2: Get your tabs onto your page and rearrange them. I started to do screen shots, but a video is much faster:
The second thing many of you wanted to know was how to get more content into those tabs. The first tab is my Fan Only Freebie, which we learned about in last week’s Facebook Fan Freebie. The next one is my “Shop” tab that allows my fans to browse my TpT shop right from Facebook. This one is set up exactly like the Facebook Freebie (an HTML fangate). You’ll follow those same directions to get a tab:
1. Select HTML fangate on the left.
2. Click add new HTML fangate.
3. Add your store information.
The final tab we’ll look at today is Pinterest. I also used Woo Box for this, but it is set up in a different way.
1. Instead of clicking HTML fangate over on the left, skip down one more and select Pinterest.
2.You’re going to need your Pinterest username (copy and paste it right from Pinterest) and then you have several options for which boards you want to display. Here’s how mine looks:
That’s it! Hopefully you’re able to update your Facebook Fan page to make it match your brand and easier to navigate for your followers!
My Giveaway and Blog tabs are not through Woo Box. I used Rafflecopter and Tab Fusion for those. If that’s something you want to tackle, we’ll save it for another day. One thing at a time, right? =)
I’ll be back next Wednesday for another Work Your Blog tip. Until then, you can visit my You Tube channel for several more blogger tutorials.
I’ve also started a pin board with tips, tutorials, and resources just for teacher bloggers and sellers. I promise to grow it lots more this summer!
If you’re looking for a complete blog design, I do that too over at Design by Christi.
Is there something you’d like to see on an upcoming Work Your Blog Wednesday? Do you have a question about today’s tutorial. If so, leave a comment here and let me know. I’d love to help here, but won’t be responding to emails about Work Your Blog Wednesday. Chances are other people have the same question! =)
Great tutorial! 🙂 Following on Bloglovin. 🙂
Creating Lifelong Learners
I'm so excited to be following you on Bloglovin! I'm looking forward to more techie tips this summer:)
Christy – These tips are so great! I stayed up till 1:00 AM last night trying to get those buttons to work. (My teenager was out past his curfew and like a good mama I couldn't wait to find out why! Yes, he's now grounded for 2 weeks.)Now I can fix it tonight after church.
LOL! I hope you got it figured out. 🙂
Hi Christi! Thank you for all of these great tutorials on customizing the Facebook Fan page. You have made the directions so EASY for me to follow. 🙂
I'm glad they've helped. =)
Love your blog Christi! Thanks again for helping with my new blog design! I gave you a little shout out 🙂
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Glad it's helpful!
I can't wait to add these buttons to my FB page, thank you!
Instagram, what app do you use for your cute colorful fonts & arrows etc.?