Facebook Plugin Tutorial

The Facebook Plugin is a great way to encourage your users to connect with you on social media. Just drop in your Facebook URL and away you go.

Pro Tip: Using Folders to Organize Your Content

If you would like to use multiple social plugins (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), you can use the Folder Plugin to categorize them into a master “Social Media” plugin.

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Twitter Plugin Tutorial

Transcript:

Hi there! And welcome to our Facebook Plugin video.

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If you haven’t done so already, please watch our System Overview Video first before continuing. It lays down all of the plugin basics you’ll need for this video.

Now, onto the Facebook Plugin.

  • It inserts your Facebook timeline into your app by using just a link.
  • Connecting your Facebook to your app will help increase your like count if your users haven’t liked you on Facebook already.
  • It also gives you another open channel of communication with your users.

Creating a Facebook Plugin

To add a Facebook plugin to your app, go to Plugins and Add Plugin. Find the Facebook Plugin by searching for it, clicking add, then naming it. If you’d like to also add this plugin to your Side Menu, you can simply check this box. If not, no worries, we’ll go over how to add it to the Side Menu later on in the video.

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When you’re here, all you have to do is copy and paste in the link to your Facebook profile. The link should be in the form of Facebook.com/yourusername. Don’t forget to click validate.

Adding the Facebook Plugin to Your App

Congratulations! It’s that simple. Your Facebook plugin has been created. However, if you didn’t add it to your side menu or create it within a Folder, it is not yet accessible to your users. You will need to add it to the app on the Home Plugin, in a Folder Plugin, and/or to the Side Menu. If you already know how to do this, feel free to skip this next section.

If you have the Launcher or Folder Plugin selected for your Home Plugin, you can add it to the Home Plugin by clicking on Home Plugin. Once you’re there, scroll down and click “Add Plugin Instance”. Now find the Plugin you created by searching for the title you gave it, selecting it, and clicking “Apply” at the bottom.

To add it to a Folder Plugin, navigate to any Folder Plugin you’ve created and click on “Add Plugin Instance”, then search for the title you gave it, select it, and click “Apply” at the bottom.

To add it to the Side Menu, go to Plugins then Side Menu, click on “Select Plugin Instance” and, you guessed it, search for the title you gave it, select it, and click “Apply” at the bottom

Your Facebook Plugin is now accessible within your app. Thank you so much for watching. Be sure to check out our other Help Videos and we’ll see you next time!

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