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What You Need to Know About the Facebook Page TemplateMichelle
Does the look of your Facebook Page best reflect what the Page is all about? Did you know you can change certain features on your Page?
Facebook Page templates allow you to choose a design that best suits the nature of your Page. Whether you run a Fan Page, online shop or Business Page, specific templates serve to help you reach your desired outcomes. Also, you can utilize buttons and tabs to enhance your Page.
How do Facebook Page templates work? Here’s a breakdown.
Facebook Page Templates for Optimal Page Design
Whether you’re starting from scratch or you want to change up an existing Page, here’s a basic rundown of the design elements and templates to help you make an awesome Page.
Choose a Facebook Page Template
From your Page, access Settings. From the menu on the left side, click Edit Page.
Under Templates, click Edit to view the template selection. Options include Shopping, Business, Standard, Venues, Politicians, Professional Services and Restaurants & Cafes. The template you choose will include default buttons and tabs designed to help your Page.
To see how a template works, click View Details next to the template title. The screen will give you a preview of the tabs included. Take note at the bottom of this screen of the warning: “When you apply this template we will replace your existing buttons and tabs.” If you’re happy with your template selection, click Apply Template.
Features and tabs
For both specific Facebook Page templates and the standard template, there are certain elements of the design that you want to optimize for your Page. Some are basic, like your cover photo, while other features – like buttons and tabs – can lead your viewers to take certain actions.
In Facebook’s current Page design, your cover photo is uncluttered. It’s the focal point of your Page and should hook viewers right away. Facebook’s Help page currently recommends to size your photo at 828 pixels wide by 315 pixels tall for desktop view and that will make it 640 pixels wide by 360 pixels tall for mobile view.
Facebook’s Help page currently recommends to size your photo at 828 pixels wide by 315 pixels tall for desktop view and 640 pixels wide by 360 pixels tall for mobile view. Test your cover photo on desktop and mobile browsers to make sure the main features are visible on both.
Call-to-Action button (CTA)
Facebook makes your call-to-action (CTA) button stand out and catch users’ attention with its bold placement directly under the cover photo. Because of its placement, users might be more likely to click the CTA than the Like button for your Page. Utilize this button by directing users to your website, blog or online storefront. The CTA button is also prominent on mobile devices.
Underneath the CTA is the space for your Page’s About information. Be sure to fill this out and add a link to your shop or website.
On the left side of your Page under your title, you have a menu of up to 10 tabs. You’ll see standard tabs, like About, Events and Photos, or you can add tabs that better suit your Page, like Services or Video.
Click Manage Tabs, or if you’re in the Templates section you can scroll down to customize your menu tabs. From here you can add and delete tabs. You can also move tabs around to choose the order they appear in. We always put Posts at the top.
Be sure to add content to whichever tabs you choose to display. If users click on a tab, they should find relevant content.
You can also add custom tabs, like social tabs for Pinterest and Twitter or tabs to get email subscribers. Facebook has more info for developing your own tabs here.
Design for Success
Now that you’ve got the basic design elements down, continue to add valuable content and post consistently to your Page. With an appealing design and entertaining content, your Page will draw more fans in no time!
How do you use tabs and templates in your Page design? What works best for you? Let us know by leaving a comment below!