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  1. says

    I just created a fan page and going through all your FBML posts to check what kind of customizing is possible… I hope to make it a decent looking fan page though I am not confident of keeping this fan place active – I myself reduced a lot on my online commitments.
    .-= Ajith Edassery´s last blog ..QueryAds Affiliate Program =-.

    • says

      Hi Ajith – I’ve found that if you get enough fans they start talking to each other – but it took until I got 500 for this to really happen. It’s been a slow process. But, it has sent some work my way – and I do like figuring out
      how things work.

      I’m glad you started a page!

  2. Julia says

    i have a fan page with 600+ fans and want to set up a welcome page with a diff jpg image
    i know its possible as i have seen many others, i just cant find the code to do it and i have no idea about that sort of stuff.

    • says

      Hi Julia – It requires adding the Static FBML application and then adding content with html and fbml. Also, if the fan page is associated with a business account rather than a personal account, you will not be able to add Static FMBL.

      Using the application requires knowledge of html and css. People who don’t know how to do that usually hire someone to make it for them.

  3. Charlie says

    Thankyou this was very helpfull. However I was wondering if there is a way to make it so that part of my tab that I used FBML for can only be seen by fans, I have seen this before and would like to know how it was done.



  4. Hawkins says

    I have been trying to add a logo to a tab I created but I haven’t had any success…how do I go about do it?

    Confused :-/

  5. DWV says

    Do you know if it’s possible to recreate all the stuff you see on the left hand side when you’re viewing the wall? Profile photo, information, fans, photos, etc. When you add a tab it’s just completely blank.

  6. Kim Lyng Larsen says

    hmmm … it dosen’t show html tags … anyway I did this:

    img src=” FULL ADRESS OF IMAGE ” alt=” ALT NAME ” /

    beginning and ending with the <'s … ;-)

  7. Kim Lyng Larsen says

    ahh .. i figured it out. Turns out I had made the image 525 px wide … FB only allows images that are 520 px wide! :-)

  8. Anna says

    thanks for information. Can you please advise how to do otherwise? to share an image from fan page so that it would be posted in user’s profile? I mean – to allow user to get an image from fan page and post it to his profile album

  9. Rose says

    Hi Kim
    I have been trying add an image to my GRAZIERS MENU tab in facebook. I got the image on photobucket and trying to use the HTML code but its doesnt seem to work. So frustrated. Would you please help me. The link Im using is

    My facebook page is

    You will see on the Graziers Menu tab only a little box show up. :(

    Regards Rose

  10. thom says

    Wow, i think i am close but STILL not getting desired results. Trying to put a photo from photobucket to a static FBML page i created in my facebook business page. I tried HTML from photobucket … only get the white box with the red X. I click on one of the white boxes and it launches into photobucket. I tried image code from photobucket …. nothing but a white page appears. I tried doing the thing and again …. white page appears. I SIMPLY want a photo to appear in my static FBML page (welcome page) NO links to other sites etc … With or without photobucket! I’ve looked at you tube videos, and read 7 different websites and they all talk about linking photos to websites once you click on the photo. I just want a photo on my welcome page without linking to outside websites.

    • says

      Hi Thom,

      You should be able to link to the photo with

      <img src=”url to photo” />

      If it doesn’t display with that, then Facebook might not be pulling photos from Photobucket.

      • thom says

        Kim, thanks for the response i tried what you suggested and i got the white box with the word “photobucket” and a red X.
        Is there are way without photobucket to insert a photo (no clickable links) in the FBML? I must be close here! here is the code i put in the FBML page.

        The xxxxxxxxxxxx is my photobucket username i replaced with x’s

  11. thom says

    I just tried a random image from a random website and the image appeared! So all i can assume is …. it must either be a code thing i am doing wrong OR a photobucket thing. I just e-mailed them to see if they can help. Should i store the images i need at a different online service like flickr or something similar?

    • says

      Hi Thom – Yes, if photobucket is working, try a different site. I haven’t tested a flickr image so you would want to test one before uploading your images there.

  12. thom says

    I figured it out … All i did was put a photo i want to use in my “photos” section on my facebook page. Pull up the photo, right mouse click on the photo, click on properties. Copy the URL address. Go to the FBML page. Put the cursor where i want the image to begin and type <img src=
    Paste the URL address that you copied, NO spaces, NO Quotations around the code. Then i ended the code with >

    The photo appeared!!!
    No need for photobucket!!!!!!!!!

  13. Rodrigo says

    Hi Kim!

    I’ve started yesterday a fan page and i’m trying to figure out how can send a private message to a person with my profile picture (and name).

    I have no idea what is wrong. I’ve tried to send a prvete message to my personal facebook and it shows nothing… a blank space where the name should be going and the predetermined avatar from facebook.

    My information apparently is ok and i’ve uploaded my profile image like four times.

    Please give me a solution.

    • says

      Hi Rodrigo,

      What are the steps that you are following to send the message? Are you going to your friends profile and clicking the send message button or are you trying to send an update from the Edit > Marketing section of the fan page?

  14. Erica says

    Hi! I’ve figured out how to get a photo uploaded using the static FBML app, and have successfully linked it out to the URL desired, but the image is too big. I have height and width parameters set, and am using photobucket as the hosting service. The code I’m using is below. How do I get the image size reduced? Simply changing the parameters didn’t change it at all.

    • says

      Hi Erica – The image on photobucket must be too large – the height and width parameters won’t resize the image – they just say what the size of the image is.

  15. Janly says

    Hi Kim, i’m working on my friends page and i was looking for some tutorials on how to edit those codes…i found your page when i was searching and i just wanna ask on how to permanently display the profile picture of visitors…i looked on page source of facebook and i can’t find any variables of UID…can you please help me???


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