Facebook is the most popular social networking site throughout the Internet and one thing that makes this social network useful to bloggers is the fan page setup and the facebook share feature. However, for someone new to facebook, creating a page might not look so easy. So here in this post I present a step-by-step guide to create a facebook fan page and will also explain you how to add it to your blog, later in the post we will also discuss how to add facebook share button on the blog posts.
Once you register and login to your facebook account, you will find the homepage of your facebook account. There you can edit your bio, check out setting etc. At the end of the page you will find some small buttons, one of those will be “ads and pages”. Click on that and it will take you to a page that will give you a small tab saying, “pages”. After you click on it, you will be
taken to the manage page options, where you can create page. Just click on the create page option and do the needfuls as shown in the screenshot and you are done.
Once you have setup the page, your next work is to add a fan box to your blog. To do that, go to the bottom of your facebook page and click on the “developers”. On the developers page, on the side you will find an option saying, “Integrate Facebook into your site using Connect”, click on it. On the connect page, at the side you will find something saying,
“Facebook widget”, click on it. On the widgets page you will find the option to add facebook fan box to your blog. Just click on the “fan box”, go through the options like selecting the page, unchecking the stream and click on other if you are wordpress. You will be provided the code that you need to put on your blog, preferably sidebar.
On the same, “facebook widgets” page, click on the “share” button, it will take you to more options and there you just need to copy the codes and past it to your single.php page in wordpress and you are done. However, there is another way to put the facebook share code on your blog post page. Use the tweetmeme wordpress widget to do it so that the facebook share is placed next to the retweet button. I also like to add yahoo buzz and digg buttons around it.
To do this, you need to click on the plugin editor in your wordpress panel. But before you begin any further, I strongly recommend to backup the tweetmeme.php file under the /tweetmeme/ folder in wordpress plugins. Next, in the plugin editor, select tweetmeme, and the tweetmeme.php file will open. There navigate to the text that says something like “$button .= ‘ frameborder” refer to the screenshot. However, just pasting this small code in the firefox find box will center your screen in the right place.
There on the same line you will find the div tags, just press enter a few times and bring the div a little down and add the digg, yahoo buzz and facebook share code there, or anything else you want to :D. Again refer to the screenshot, it will be helpful.
All done, enjoy the power of facebook with blogging. And if this helps you then retweet it, and share it on facebook, and most of all, become a fan of tech nascent on facebook. For more articles subscribe on the feeds, thanks.