Adding a Facebook Follow Button
Posted by Tim King on 24 March 2014 03:24 PM

You can add Facebook Follow button to your page within the CMS. To do this, follow these instructions:

  1. Open a new browser and go to https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/follow-button/ (you will need to be logged in to your facebook page)
  2. Next, we need to make sure your Facebook Follow is turned on. Open a new browser window or tab and go to this web address and make sure you turn on Follow. https://www.facebook.com/about/follow
  3. Open another browser window or tab and go to your facebook page and click your name on the top right
  4. Copy the web address in the address bar by highlighting the URL and right clicking it and selecting COPY. The web address should look something like this…https://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Facebook-Page-name/118221164883012
  5. Go back to the developer’s facebook browser window or tab and paste in the URL that you just copied into the Profile URL field
  6. Select your color scheme and layout style and click “Get Code
  7. When the window pops up, click on the IFRAME option and highlight the code, right click it and select COPY
  8. Open a new browser window or tab and login to your Website CMS. Once logged in, click on the Widget Zones feature
  9. Click on Add Widget Zone tab
  10. Enter the name of your widget (Facebook Follow Button) and click Add
  11. Click on the Add New Widget tab
  12. Select the Google Map option (we use this for all iframes) and click Add
  13. Once the widget displays, click the Pencil icon to edit
  14. Click the cursor inside the box and right click your mouse and select paste to paste in the Facebook Follow button code and click OK
  15. Next, go back to the Control Panel by clicking the orange Control Panel link
  16. Click Manage Site Content and select the page to the left that you want to add a widget and click Edit Page
  17. Once the page loads, grab the Widget tool on the right in the toolbox and drag and drop it onto the edit zone you want it in
  18. Select the Widget you created for the Facebook Follow button and click OK
  19. Click Save and Publish Now on the top right

You have created a Facebook Follow button widget on your page.

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