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How To Add Your Facebook Business Page to Your New Facebook Profile

by Wendy Chamberlain on December 7, 2010

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You may have noticed that as time goes by, Facebook continues to make changes in the personal profile page.

One of the recent major changes involved the About section which lets users add their current work and other details as well as their education below their profile picture.

In this section, users can include their employer or their own business with a link to their Facebook Business page. In short, you can add your Facebook Business page as an employer via your personal profile.

Learn about the latest steps to update your About section in our new blog post here.

To add and display your Facebook Business page as an employer in your personal Facebook profile, you will need to do a few simple steps such as editing your profile page and adding details.

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).

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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:

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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:

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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.

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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

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The window will change and appear as follows, with Form Details turned on (click picture below to enlarge):

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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.

Remember to Turn Off the Display Form Details by again right clicking with your Mouse and choosing Web Developer => Forms => Display Form Details

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If you are still confused as to what to do, feel free to drop me a line or Contact Us.

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Kip Hartman April 1, 2011 at 2:37 am

Hi, Wendy – I have never had any luck with Firefox and (as usual) I am having trouble following your instructions. I have gone so far as to downloading the web developer file that the link in your article takes me to. The problem I am having is that I cannot open a file with an extension .XPI. When I search the web for a way to open it, I get a list of links to companies that want to do a free scan to check for registry errors, aka ScamAlerts! Can you help me figure out how to load the file? Thanks :)

Wendy Chamberlain April 4, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Hi Kip,
You’ll need the Firefox Addon. You need to make sure you do this (install the addon) via Firefox, not another browser or by double clicking on it. Go Tools => AddOns and Web Developer should show under Extension. Select Install.

Once you’ve installed this add on, reboot Firefox and you should then just be able to right click the screen and follow the steps from there. This assumes you are using a PC. If you are on a MAC let me know. Wendy

Marcus Whitehead January 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm

I’ve an issue whereby when I try to view my facebook business profile on mac or ipad, it briefly displays it, and then it disappears entirely. The main content this is, not the entire page. Address is above. Any ideas? I’m really stuck! Thanks in advance

Wendy Chamberlain January 22, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Hi Marcus,

I’ve had a look at your page on Facebook (on a PC in Firefox) and it displays fine.

I’m not a mac girl nor do I have an iPad, so I can’t really resolve the issue for you. I do know that iPads do not have the full functionality of a pc (perhaps even a mac) and do not display all the information contained on a page. Because your page uses tab in tab functionality, supplied/driven by an external source (scoot and touchlocal), perhaps it is having issues pulling in the information from these sources. Do you know if scoot and touchlocal are suppored by macs? There might be a version of these that is mac compatible.

Sorry, but I can’t offer much more help than that as macs and ipads are not my thing.

Wendy

Marcus Whitehead January 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Many thanks for taking the time to respond Wendy, very kind of you.
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I’ll take the issue up with Scoot and see what they have to say about it. I suspect they’ll shrug their shoulders though!

Again, many thanks

Jenny Ekberg May 19, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Hi Wendy, thanks so much for this tutorial, but I still have a problem.
When I enter the ID in the two fields and click SAVE, it looks like it is saving but the top field gets erased and becomes blank again. As a result, my page is there but not CLICKABLE in my profile without going into my information.Any ideas how to fix this?
Thanks
Jenny

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