FBML for Fan Pages: What The Heck Is Going On?

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I know everyone’s wondering what is REALLY going to happen to FBML after March 11th. Will we be able to keep our tabs? Will we be able to edit them? What about iFrames?

Last week Facebook announced that it would be shifting away from the old FBML model within Facebook Pages to iFrames as part of the roll out of the new Facebook pages.

No More Adding FBML Tabs

The most important thing is…if you have already installed the static FBML application, it will continue to work. However on March 11th of this year, “you will no longer be able to create new FBML apps and pages will no longer be able to add the static FBML app”. But nothing is going to happen to your current FBML tabs, so you might want to add a few more just in case.

I know some of your “Reveal Tabs” aren’t working correctly either, and that information is still yet to come…as far as the new iFrame tabs and Reveal Tabs, it’s going to be pretty complicated for the average users that don’t have developers. It will still be possible, just more headaches involved. We’re already working on a solution on our end, and we’ll bring it to you as soon as we polish it up.

The Good News

We are working on multiple ways to bring the functionality to iFrames to you guys. We’re looking at both a Self-Study Tutorial that will teach you how to create your own iFrame tabs on your fan pages, and a solution where we do the work for you. We’d love your feedback below as to what you’d rather have.

What’s Available Now?

If you still have your own FBML tabs are want to customize them, the FBML Secret Scripts are the best solution. If you want to wait for iFrames, we’ll be rolling out that solution in the next few weeks.

What would you rather see: an iFrames tutorial so you can create and customize your own tabs, or a completely custom and hands-off solution where we do all the work for you? Comment below and let us know!

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62 Comments

  • Narda

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiframes, paHlease =)….

    • bricf13

      Reply Reply February 15, 2011

      Tutorial so you can do it? Or a “we do it for you” option?

  • Dave Duck

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    Yeah, I’ll wait for IFrames. As far as the options go, I can follow instructions so I guess I’d say whatever would be more economical while being just as effective.

  • George

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    iFrames No need to spend time on fading tools.

  • Bill Enross

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    Hi Brian, I’d love to see the tutorial. Thanks for all you! Bill

  • kit

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    I would like to have both solutions. I know I came to you to learn how to do this myself, so I think a training on DIY would be great. And whatever else you come up with is good too, but my first choice is DIY. Thanks!

  • Web Site Helper

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    iFrames tutorial please

  • jason

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    it’s all about iframes, as much info on this as you can please!
    Thanks

  • Leo

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    Iframes please

  • Bob

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    Tutorial first, Tool later.

  • Malcolm

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    The tutorials would be great – thanks! Meanwhile, I’ve taken your advice and created a few extra FBML tabs… both on my 9to5ninjas Page, and on another one that I help administrate.
    Keep up the good work!

  • Susie

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    I would like to see iFrames tutorial so we can create and customize our own tabs.

  • JoelinPDX

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    By all means, let’s have the tutorial…isn’t doing it yourself what FB is all about?

  • Shamus

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    iFrames tutorial please. Thanks Brian.

  • MaggieB

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    “an iFrames tutorial so you can create and customize your own tabs” and then a tool would be great! THX!

  • Stuart Jordan

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    How to do it ourselves is most important because we can’t all afford to be purchasing the do it for us solution.

    • bricf13

      Reply Reply February 15, 2011

      For sure, that’s why I asked :)

  • Brady Essman

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    Brian, we’d love to see an iframe tutorial from you! Thanks for all your hard work, it is greatly appreciated!

  • Paul Chaney

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    Let’s focus on the future, not the past…I vote for iframes.

  • charles

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    I would love to see an iframe tutorial

  • Kathy Joyce

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    Hi, I would rather have a tutorial thanks

  • Martha Davis

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    iFrames Tutorial. I want to know all there is to know about creating them myself.

  • Michael

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    Iframes – Iframes – Iframes

    Tutorials ASAP and tools as soon as you can.

    Thanks

  • nate

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    I frames for me

  • Susan Harding

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    I frames tutorial would be so helpful especially if you can break it down for a non coder like myself

  • Verona

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    I think that it would be great if both options were available. That way if someone can’t do this, they can have the work done correctly.

  • Alan

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    iFrame Tutorial would be best. However some kind of support chat or email would be awesome as well. I am going to add a few more fbml tabs in the mean time.

  • Steve Amella

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    It is vital to learn how to do it yourself. Step by step tutorials are a great way to learn. As you know, there will be times in business that you need things done -yesterday… so that is also an awesome service to offer your fans!

  • Angie Bricker

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    iFrames tutorial, please, Brian.

  • Natalie Kita

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    having both options would be best….I would love to have it done for me, but that would depend on the price of the service…and my current budget is pretty tight, so I’m thinking DIY might be better…again, it all depends on the price

  • Neal

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    Both. Tutorial first (im sure it will be faster on your end).

  • Alex Navas

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    It would be nice to know how to do it especially for those like me that do it for our clients.

    However, a done for you solution that we can use for personal and client pages would be great.

  • eric

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    I just bought your membership specifically for the reveal tabs script, so i am hoping that an iframe solution will be part of the ongoing support?

    Thanks for the heads up!

    • bricf13

      Reply Reply February 15, 2011

      Hey Eric, we will always take care of you all that bought the FBML stuff…we’ll make sure you guys get what you need.

  • quai

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    Would love to see your tutorial.

  • Josh

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    I’ve love it if you guys could put together a tutorial or a series of tutorials. A “done for you” service or software would also be pretty bad ass. I’m looking forward to both and can’t wait to start working with the iFrames.
    Thanks,
    josh

  • Justin Brooke

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    I started using NorthSocial’s apps after the changes and they are doing the 2-page “locked content” trick brilliantly as well as many other killer features.

    Brian I think the tutorial is what the majority will want since we all came to you for a tutorial in the first place and not a done for us tool. I don’t want to speak for everyone though.

  • Angie

    Reply Reply February 15, 2011

    iframes……tutorial, but now we will have to buy another product, just bought all the FBML products, just a few weeks ago :<

    • bricf13

      Reply Reply February 18, 2011

      No Angie! you will 100% NOT have to buy a new product :) anyone who bought the FBML training will get iFrames completely free :)

  • Marketing Minds

    Reply Reply February 16, 2011

    Give us the tutorials first, and if we are not able to do it ourselves we will get you to do it for us.

  • Kate

    Reply Reply February 16, 2011

    Iframes Tutorial first followed by the application tool. Good stuff!

  • Brian

    Reply Reply February 17, 2011

    Teach us how to fish, please.

  • Maurice

    Reply Reply February 19, 2011

    IFrames, no point in belaboring the past… Also, a combination of tutorials and the ability to purchase professional help would be great.

  • Andrea

    Reply Reply February 19, 2011

    I vote for tutorial. Please include how to integrate AWeber opt in code. A few standard reusable graphics would also be swell.

  • rori

    Reply Reply February 19, 2011

    “completely custom and hands-off solution where we do all the work for you”. This option would work better for me. I bought your programs but I do not have the ability/knowledge as to how to institute them as I have very limited computer skills. The simpler you make it the better.

  • Name (required)

    Reply Reply February 23, 2011

    I frames are better and more versatile. They can be tracked by google analytics.

  • Mike

    Reply Reply February 24, 2011

    Rather have a tutorial to learn how to do it

  • Peggy

    Reply Reply March 8, 2011

    Tutorial, please. I’m a web designer, so code’s no problem!

  • Colette

    Reply Reply March 8, 2011

    I would rather have an iframe tutorial so we can create and customize our own tabs and pages. Thanks so much for the training I look forward to more in the near future.

  • Loan Arranger

    Reply Reply March 9, 2011

    HI Brian, I would be happy with a tutorial for the iframes.

    If you cannot add FBML tabs to and existing page, will you be able to add iframes to it?

    Should I add a few FBML tabs to any existing fan pages that I have built?

  • Cathy

    Reply Reply March 11, 2011

    I would like both. I have ‘learning curve’ burnout some days. :)

  • Christine

    Reply Reply March 12, 2011

    I would like to learn how to do it myself since I have clients I’m working with…. Might not be cost effective to be nudging you all the time. I’m sure if you gave us the right codes to drop it in like before, it would work. II’m hoping iframe conversation is the ugrade to what we bought in Dec. Your content is great Brian~

  • Chris

    Reply Reply March 13, 2011

    iframe tutorials & your outstanding videos please. My facebook page is up to 3000 fans in 4 weeks.

  • Fancy

    Reply Reply March 17, 2011

    Tutorial, please, and make it for dummies–what’s already in the Fan Page Secrets for iframes is NOT for dummies, and certainly not for dummies on PCs. I do my small business, my church, and a local business for barter, so no $$ to pay for it, although I’m sure there are some who will.

  • bo

    Reply Reply March 20, 2011

    a tutorial would be cool!

  • Matt

    Reply Reply March 25, 2011

    iFrames for sure. So since using old technology.

    Id like both. Im open to doing things my self but sometimes its worth it to let someone else do it.

  • johnc

    Reply Reply April 13, 2011

    Just bought your $47 package and it appears that unless I can access the iframes tutorial training I just got left in the past. Can you enlighten me on how you are addressing that change in FBML vs. iFrames?

  • John Frei

    Reply Reply April 18, 2011

    Both. Offer a detailed tutorial and a service that does it for people who don’t want to do it themselves. You’ll have customers for both.

  • Kim

    Reply Reply February 22, 2012

    I would love to see the tutorial and I’m thinking since I’m just starting out to go with whatever is going to be the wave of the future.

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