Creating a custom “Suggest to friends” tab on your facebook fan page. {Columbus, GA Photographer}

EDIT: Since Facebook has once again made changes, this code no longer works. Sorry, everyone! 😦

Since Facebook has deleted the “Suggest to Friends” button on fan pages, I want to share this code to create your own custom tab. This way your fans can invite their friends to also “like” your page.

First, you will need to add an FBML tab. Do this by going to “Edit Page” under your profile photo. On the left hand side, choose to edit “Apps”. At the bottom of your Apps admin, click on “Browse more applications”.  In the search box, type FBML. From those results choose “Static FBML” to add to your page.

The action perimeter to this code only works with an external link. So go to to create a shortened url of your facebook url.

Go back to your fan page admin and click Apps. Under the FBML app, click “edit” and enter this code. Type this code out – DO NOT COPY AND PASTE. For some reason that results in an error. Be sure to replace the bolded text with your own shortened url, business name, url, and suggestion text:

<fb:request-form  method=”post” action=”” type=”Bella Muse Photography” invite=”false” content=”<fb:req-choice url=’‘ label=’GO’ /> “>
<fb:multi-friend-selector actiontext=”Spread the love! Tell your friends about Bella Muse!” cols=”3″ showborder=”true”  />

Don’t forget to give it a title,  such as “Suggest Us”. When you’re done, go to your fan page, and from the menu, click on the “+” sign to add your new page.

Let me know if this works for you and show a little love by leaving a comment below!

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15 Responses to Creating a custom “Suggest to friends” tab on your facebook fan page. {Columbus, GA Photographer}

  1. Steve says:

    Worked great….thank you. Just wondering if there is any way to make it so I can choose more than 3 at a time.


  2. Nitish says:

    thanx mate!!!!!!!!

  3. Thanks for this great tutorial! Can’t wait for everyone to “like” me!!!

  4. R. Green says:

    Thank You so much for this code! works like magic!

  5. Nikki says:

    Thank you so much for the information. I have been searching and this helped me! Thank you again!

  6. katie says:

    thank you for this.. I googled how to do it, and you came up! great instructions 🙂

  7. Erin Casper says:

    Thank you so much for allowing us to use the code to help us put a friend suggestion tab on our Facebook page. We appreciate it so much.
    ~Erin of ELC Photography

  8. Brad Cannon says:

    Unfortunately, when I use this template all I end up with is a blank page with
    in the top left corner.
    This is a great idea though. Is there something I’ve done wrong?

    • Brad Cannon says:

      Problem Solved!
      PS. For other inexperienced computer users, you cannot copy and paste the text above or the computer may actually mess it up. Better to type it out letter by letter. Now it’s fine.
      I’m trying to become a published author, and I cannot say how helpful this page has been today! Thank you very much!

  9. Jennifer says:

    Thank you SO much for this – and for your extra help! I really appreciate you going above and beyond in helping me set this up!

  10. Sean says:

    Awesome! Thanks for the code to setup my “Suggest to Friends” tab.

  11. David Hutnik says:

    Great Tutorial! I really appreciate you sharing this info and posting about it on the PhotoBiz Facebook Page. I’d love for you to guess blog for us on this topic if you’re interested!

  12. Kimberly Dam says:

    This is awesome!!! Thank you so much for doing this!

  13. Dewayne says:

    Awesome. Thanks for the help. Shame it only lets people select 6 friends at a time.
    But still cool. Thanks again.

  14. joy arnaud says:

    thanks so much for the advise !!

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