Showing your site (or parts of it) in Facebook can be a huge boon to getting more traffic and more users. By using the Facebook Tab and Canvas integration features of JFBConnect, you're letting your users see your site through Facebook's "walled garden", which adds a layer of trust and also adds enhanced social integration options for better engaging with your users. The below guide takes you through the steps of setting up a Facebook Page Tab and Canvas views for your site and Facebook Application.
Facebook Tab Page - SourceCoast's Facebook page loaded from this site using a Reveal page to increase Likes
SourceCoast App Canvas - This site loaded into a Canvas Page
In order to show your site within Facebook you'll first need to make sure you've created a Facebook Application. This can be done by following the initial steps in JFBConnect Configuration Guide.
The Autotune Configuration Tool, part of the JFBConnect installation process, will automatically configure your Facebook Application to allow for a Page Tab or Canvas.
Please Note: Facebook requires that you have an SSL certificate for your site and that the Secure Tab URL setting is filled in. Obtaining an SSL certificate can take under 15 minutes and can cost under $20. Learn more on how to Get an SSL Certificate for Facebook.
After your Facebook Application using Autotune, there's just a few settings for you to configure in JFBConnect. First, go to the "Page Tab/Canvas" section, and then click the "Application as Page Tab" setting. In here, you'll be able to configure your Reveal Page (if you want one) and how your site looks to users through Facebook.
When your Facebook application and JFBConnect are configured properly, you see the following text at the top of the Page Tab configuration area:
Your Page Tab application appears to be setup properly. To add it to your Facebook Page, Click Here.
Click the link in that text. A popup will appear where you can select the Facebook Page you wish to add your application to.
You will need to already be logged into Facebook with an administrator of the Page you want the application shown on. The popup will ask you to log into Facebook if you aren't already logged in.