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.

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, like blog posts, etc.)

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.

New Facebook Page Admin Scam

A new scam has come to our attention, one that’s a new take on an old trick in Facebook. Scammers are adding users as page administrators on a page that’s got a poisoned IFRAME set as the default tab.

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 would be unlocked when the…

Facebook FBJS Examples

I’ve been asked several times recently if the FBJS examples on my Facebook fan page have a tutorial, so I figured I should probably post something. I hadn’t previously, since they were pretty basic examples, but Facebook is great at making stuff look way more complicated than it is, so if it helps demystify it…

Facebook Places Bonks Fan Page Layout

If you have a business fan page on Facebook and have been considering hopping on the Facebook Places bandwagon, there’s something you should know. Associating your fan page to a “place” will completely change the layout of your fan page.