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new timeline... how to set a default landing tab page?

Asked 29 Feb 2012 16:38:18
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29 Feb 2012 16:38:18 Michele - posted:
With the new timeline I can't find the way to set a default landing tab page.

Has anyone found a solution to set the first screen with apps created with Facebook Fan Page?



Replied 29 Feb 2012 17:21:19
29 Feb 2012 17:21:19 Daryl Toogood replied:
Hi Michelle

The answer may be in their help section


Ive read most of it about the new layout and its not too bad.....
Replied 29 Feb 2012 17:32:25
29 Feb 2012 17:32:25 Michele - replied:
Ok, thanks Daryl
The new (and only) solution is "Pin to Top"... but we have lost a great marketing opportunity.

Replied 29 Feb 2012 19:58:57
29 Feb 2012 19:58:57 George Petrov replied:
Hi Michele,

Seems with the new timeline the default tabs are gone.
indeed a great lost, see:



Replied 06 Mar 2012 07:13:49
06 Mar 2012 07:13:49 Daryl Toogood replied:

You can have three Aps (pages) that you can create custom icons for next to the photos thumbnail. You can have up to 12 in total, but after the intital 4, they will only be available by pressing the more button.

Its not quite as good as the welcome page that we all knew, but I think we will grow to love the new system as its a little more customisable.

If you have a new product you could use a Milestone which will add a huge photo (if you want one) across your timeline as well as a pinned topic which will put a large post at the top of your timeline for a week which is good to highlight a promotion.

We are all a little resistent to change, but this could work well, when we figure it out ;0)
Replied 07 Mar 2012 23:38:51
07 Mar 2012 23:38:51 Dave Heggie replied:

no worries
you have to click the wide 810 in facebook aps page
Now for all my other facebook fangates

hmmm I seem to have an issue with the width
tried to upgrade from the old version to the new wide

but still width is 520...

If I firebug <iframe id="app_runner_4f57eb524f4382396334620" frameborder="0" style="width:520px;height:800px;" name="app_runner_4f57eb524f4382396334620">
<iframe id="app_runner_4f57eb524f4382396334620" frameborder="0" style="width:810px;height:800px;" name="app_runner_4f57eb524f4382396334620">

All is good but cannot see where I can change the setting in dreamweaver
Please as I have quite a few to update for my clients.

since then have made my divs 500 wide so they show the content but really want it to be fulll width.

Replied 08 Mar 2012 06:01:55
08 Mar 2012 06:01:55 Daryl Toogood replied:
Hi Dave

I too had the same problem but managed to resolve it by doing the following.

Before upgrading my page I deleted the styles folder so that it was recreated by the page setup wizard.

Ensure that the larger page size is selected in the wizard

In the wizard, click the 'Manage Your Custom Tabs/Apps in Facebook' button. Then in the Facebook Developers Apps page, select your App on the left, click 'Edit App' on the top right, then scroll down the the Page Tab settings section, click the Wide (810px) radio button, then click Save Changes.
Replied 08 Mar 2012 06:18:13
08 Mar 2012 06:18:13 Dave Heggie replied:
I have this sorted now.
www.facebook.com/Summerland.NSW.Australia/app_145202585541849 another one.
PS like would be nice
Replied 10 Mar 2012 14:24:13
10 Mar 2012 14:24:13 David Stoltz replied:
Ok, this pretty much means you cannot use the LIKE US option for a coupon, or discount code, etc anymore....

So it looks like "fan gates" are a think of the past...

Unless I'm missing something?
Replied 10 Mar 2012 14:33:08
10 Mar 2012 14:33:08 Daryl Toogood replied:
The ability still exists to hide content from people who havent liked your page and show them a message to like your page to get a coupon or content...

Just make sure that your app icon and link says something about 'Free Stuuf' or similar to advertise it.
Replied 10 Mar 2012 14:46:14
10 Mar 2012 14:46:14 David Stoltz replied:
When I'm NOT logged into FB, and I click my app icon, it seems to work...but when I'm AM logged into FB, and I click the app icon, I see:

Content was blocked because it was not signed by a valid security certificate.

For more information, see "About Certificate Errors" in Internet Explorer Help.

is this because my site does not support SSL?
Replied 10 Mar 2012 15:36:47
10 Mar 2012 15:36:47 Daryl Toogood replied:
My site doesnt have SSL but seems to work...


Im hosting with Hostgator with no SSL added, not sure if that helps.
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