You may have noticed that Facebook have recently rolled out a new look personal profile.
One of the major changes is the removal of the information box below your picture. This box was extremely handy, as you were able to include a live, clickable URL to your website or, more importantly, your Facebook Business Page.
Whilst this box is now gone, there is still a way to link up your Facebook Business page via your personal profile – by adding your Facebook Business page as an employer.
As with most things Facebook, for some of you, it will be very simple. You just need to Edit your Education and Work, find the Employer field and start typing the name of your page. Facebook will give you drop down prompts of names to select, one of which should be your page. Select this and set as your current employer.
For others (like me!), there is a small catch and you’ll need to do a bit of coding in order to get your Facebook Business page displaying correctly in your personal Facebook profile. (You can click each of the example images below to enlarge them for easier viewing).
Here’s what to do:
Firstly, you’ll need to load up your Firefox web browser to make the changes. Within Firefox, you’ll need to use the Web Developer functionality. You can download the necessary addon here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60/
Once you have installed the addon, restart Firefox.
Next, go to your Facebook business page and copy the ID tag from the menu bar:
So, in the above example, for Wendy Moore Inc the Facebook business page ID tag is 365773404831.
Once you have copied this ID tag, go back to your personal Facebook profile and Edit Profile:
In the left hand menu bar, select Education and Work. For Employer, enter the name of your Facebook Business page. As you start to type, Facebook will make suggestions.
Select Add “name of your page” to reveal Employer fields to complete.
This is where you need to do a little bit of coding.
In the Facebook profile window above, Right Click your Mouse and Choose => Web Developer => Forms => Display Form Details
The window will change and appear as follows, with Form Details turned on (click picture below to enlarge):
Find the TWO fields called <input name=”employer_id”> (shown above circled in red).
Paste the ID tab into the two fields (shown above circled in red). There is one field right at the top and a second field on the right hand side. The top field will be blank. The second field on the right hand side will already have numbers in it. Replace these numbers with the ID tag.
Next, click the box saying “I currently work here” to show this as your Current Employer.
Finally, click the Add Job button and your Facebook Business page will be added to your profile.
Remeber to Turn Off the Display Form Details by again right clicking with your Mouse and choosing Web Developer => Forms => Display Form Details
Your Facebook Business Page will now show under your Education and Work:
Your Facebook Business Page will now also show as your employer, as clickable links through to your Facebook Business Page:
If you are still confused as to what to do, feel free to drop me a line or Contact Us.
By Wendy Moore
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