Tackling Timeline (step #2)…Tabs, Tabs, Tabs!
Ok. Hopefully you had a chance to update your cover image & profile image to fit the new timeline format.
If you haven’t, check out our quick tutorial here
So, next up on our ‘to-do’ list…TABS!
In the old style, our tabs were found along the left side. Now, you will find the tabs along the top.
Your first FOUR tabs will be featured on the page (ie: always show), the other ones require the user to click on the arrow.
You can rearrange the order of the tabs (except for ‘Photos’ – this one will always be first!)
How to rearrange? First click on the arrow on the right – once this is pointing up (as shown), when you hover over a tab, you will see a pencil (as circled below).
When you hover over the pencil, you will get this drop down menu.
Now…what about the LOOK of the tab…and the text found below the tab? Again…an easy change!
Size of custom tab icon: 111px W x 74px H
If you want to change the tab name, simply edit the text in the box (shown above) and click save. Just keep in mind if you have a long title, it will be cut off!
If you don’t have extra pages/tabs already set up in facebook, and you would like to, there are lots of different applications out there to help you (some free, some charge a small monthly fee).
Some Apps we like…
iFrame Apps (they have a free version) – https://www.facebook.com/iframe.apps
iFrameWrapper – https://www.facebook.com/iFrameWrapper
We have also used Short Stack (free up to 2,000 fans) – http://www.shortstack.com/
There are lots of online tutorials available to help you set up your custom App. And, if you select from one of the three above, they also have support pages, and step by step instructions to get you going!
The old facebook allowed you to set up the default landing page. With timeline, this option is gone (at least for now!).
Hope that helps you conquer tabs!
Next up in our Tackling Timeline Series…
Pinning your posts, and how to use that feature strategically to send people to specific tabs! (such as your Welcome or Promo page).
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