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21 Sep 2011

Bypassing Default Share Format in Facebook Fan Page Tabs

If you’ve ever tried to use the native Facebook share functionality to share a specific tab on a Facebook fan page, you’ve realized that Facebook handles page tabs differently than external content, overriding the IFRAME tab’s Open Graph meta data with content from the fan page itself.

05 Jul 2011

Facebook Custom Share Pop-Up in IFRAME Tabs Using jQuery and the Javascript SDK

In a previous post, we showed you the CSS necessary to make custom Share link in an FBML app or application tab. Since FBML is being deprecated, this obviously won’t work anymore.

10 Jun 2011

Getting Like, Share and Comment Count on External Pages in Facebook

In a previous post, I explained how to use an FQL query to get the current number of “likes” for a page, even if that page is age-gated. This time we’re going to look at the FQL query to do something similar for external pages (content pages not on Facebook,

09 Jun 2011

Facebook Like-Gating in IFRAME Tabs

Last year, I posted about how to show certain content to fans, and other content to non-fans using FBML. As FBML becomes deprecated, however, it’s time to show you the updated way using the Open Graph, the PHP SDK and IFRAMES.

06 Apr 2011

Getting Like Count on a Facebook Fan Page Using the PHP SDK & FQL

I’m working on a project that will end up being age-gated because of graphic content. (No, not porn, unfortunately, but a blood and gore video game is almost as good.) It’s also like-gated, so we needed to fetch the number of people who liked the page, so that certain content

27 Jul 2010

Using SSL in a Facebook Application Tab

In short – you can’t. Or at least not if you want to be PCI compliant. In order to pass a user’s personal information through a secure encrypted channel, you will need to collect that data on an IFRAME application page. No two ways about it. Here’s why: