Facebook to Replace FBML Code
When Facebook changed the Facebook Business Page platform last week, they quietly announced that FBML code would be replaced by a more complicated Iframes format.
In case you don't know, FBML code is what makes those great landing pages that encourage your visitors to “like” and to interact with your business.
What does this change mean for your facebook business page?
- In the short term, it means that any existing FBML coded pages will continue to work.
- On March 11, 2011, new installations of the FMBL app will not be allowed.
- Expect Facebook to gradually phase out all FBML coded pages at some point in the future.
The good news is that Facebook's IFrame Tabs that will provide even greater flexibility for the Page owners. Expect some new resources to help non coders adapt.
So what do you need to do to prepare for the upcoming transition?
I suggest that you add several additional FBML tabs prior to March 11, even if you don’t have current plans for them. This will give you flexibility to add more content in both the FBML and IFrame formats.
If you need help uploading the FBML App, give me a call. For a nominal charge we’ll install it for you. (If you are in Shasta County call the Small Business Development Corporation at (530) 225-2770 and make an appointment with Kate, Justin or Jessica)