Potential solution for adding HTML code to your Facebook page

Those of you looking to add Flash files, custom CSS styles and other customization to your Facebook page, I may have found a partial answer. I was researching how to add Flash to the Facebook Wall Tabs, and found this answer HERE. I haven’t tried this solution yet, but the application, Static FBML, does exist (FBML stands for Facebook Markup Language).

Here’s the description of the App:

Add advanced functionality to your Page using the Facebook Static FBML application. This application will add a box to your Page in which you can render HTML or FBML (Facebook Markup Language) for enhanced Page customization.

Here are the instructions given in response to the threaded question ”

I found the Static FBML application to work well for HTML on Pages:

  1. go to http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=4949752878 and click Add to my Page (if you are an Admin on more then one Page then it will ask you which Page to add it to–you probably want to add it to each Page)
  2. compose and select the code and copy it into memory
  3. go back to Facebook and go to your Page (click the Ads and Pages icon at the bottom of the page to the right of Applications, click Pages, and then click the name of your Page), click Edit Page, scroll down so you see the FBML application, click on the pencil icon to the right (you may need to click 2 or 3 times), and select Edit, and a page should open with a box for entering the HTML code
  4. enter the heading that you want to appear above the box on your Page (or you can also leave it blank to eliminate some clutter), paste the code in the box, click Save Changes, and you should see a message above the box indicating “Changes Saved”
  5. click your Page’s name above the “Changes Saved” message and it should take you back to your Page where should now be a Boxes Tab
  6. click the Boxes Tab to open it
  7. click the pencil icon for your code’s box and select Move to Wall tab and the box should now appear on your Page!

Now I’m not sure if, like MySpace, you can add custom CSS styles to the App-created boxes and have those styles takeover the standard Facebook styles for link, text, etc, but I’ll soon find out, and update this post, or create a new one. But for my original needs, which was simply to be able to add object and embed HTML code, it sounds like this will be my solution. Again, I haven’t done it, but will, and add another post on my results.

For more info on developing entire applications for the Facebook platform, visit developers.facebook.com.