Use Static FBML for advanced options with Facebook page

Putting social icons on your page can be a better way of promoting or getting connected to your friends and mentors. You would have observed several kind of social buttons/icons or different advanced functionality on many fan pages.well this is how you can-
Static FBML (Facebook Markup Language) is a Facebook platform application developed by Facebook engineers to enable fan page administrators to add such advance functionalities like extra tabs. A box is added to your page in which you can put the HTML/CSS code to display such images(icons) or you can add a new tag and information related to it.

Minimum requirement:

You should have a Facebook account 🙂 and at least a page of your own. If you don’t have a page of your own then create it using this tutorial. (or simply click here to create a new page).

Adding static FBML to your Facebook page:

  • Click edit on the page: Go to the left sidebar on your Facebook account home page. Click on the Ads and Pages link. Select Edit on your page.
  • Static FBML: Scroll down you will find Static FBML click it. If you dont find it you may have to browse further and you will get it.
  • Go to Static FBML apllication .
  • Click add to my page: In the left column you will see the option as add on my page. Click it.
  • If you have more than one page a pop up will appear asking on which page do you want to add the Static FBML. Select the desired page.
  • Success !! 🙂

Now you can add a tag ‘join’ or any other tag. I am saying ‘join’ every time just to give you an example.

  • Go to your page. Click Edit option ( as shown in first screenshot).
  • You will find a series of options. Search for FBML.
  • Once you find it click on the edit option. A box will appear.
  • Edit the name by ‘FBML‘ to ‘join’.

  • On the box below you can add any text you wish  the user to see when he/she arrives at your fan page.
  • Save the changes 🙂

Instead of ‘join’ you can keep the FBML name as it is. And inside the other(description) box add the HTML/CSS code for the desired icon. You can place the icon on navigation bar, side bar or any place you wish to.
Static FBML has a great usability and edit options. I tried several options like what your users should see when they enter the fan page and I find it really interesting tweaking its other options 🙂


Michael August 27, 2010

FBML is really a great thing. THere are already FBML templates for facebook pages. Like here –

Himadri Dimri August 27, 2010

@Michael thank you for the info.. :)its really a good service being provided specially the FBML tutorial saying how we can hide contents from non fans :D.

alfiesaden January 4, 2012

hi – is it just me !! can any one explain why when i type in the firefox browser “” i get a different site yet whe i type it in google its ok? could this be a bug in my system or is any one else having same probs ?