[UPDATE: 7/30 There seems to be an issue with connecting to a Facebook PAGE right now (check the comments). Also, due to my daughter being mortified that I was talking about our knitting site here, she refuses to write or post anything so I've started a couple of other ss6 sites. As soon as they are some what presentable, I'll post the links.]
The Squarespace 6 Facebook Page Module has been the smoothest part of building my Squarespace six beta test site to date. It took less than five minutes and would of been less if I wasn’t taking screenshots to write this tutorial! You can find the Facebook Page sync tab in the Settings Module.
Squarespace allows you to specify a gallery and page on your site to embed within one of your Facebook pages. Select a page and gallery you wish to connect below. After connecting, Squarespace will ask you which of your pages within Facebook you wish to install these pages on.
After connecting to Facebook, you will need to choose the Facebook Fan Page to link to Squarespace. In my case, Foggy Knitters. Next you will need to choose at least one of the two Squarespace tabs to install on your Facebook Page; a Page and/or a Gallery.
Create a Page in Squarespace to Link to a Facebook Squarespace Page Tab
The easiest way to create a page to link to Facebook is to start by creating a Hidden Page. This way, it will not show up as a Navigation Link, but will still be visible on Facebook. (NB: The page can still be viewed by anyone with the direct link. You can see my linked Facebook page on Squarespace here.)
To make it even more simple, I copied the text and images from my About page and just made it “skinnier” so it would fit properly on the narrow Facebook canvas. All I needed to add was three “Space” blocks placed beside each content block. Essentially narrowing the content to half the original size.
My only complaint about the Facebook Page tabs is the naming of the tabs- Squarespace Page and Squarespace Gallery, not to mention the uncharacteristically ugly light grey-blue icon. Although I’m sure Squarespace users love the platform, I doubt they want Squarespace branding splashed all over THEIR Facebook Fan Page. I’ve put in a feature request hoping for something more generic, like Welcome or Gallery. Even better- editable tabs.
- Foggy Knitters About Page: http://foggyknitters.sqsp.com/about/
- Foggy Knitters Facebook Page on Squarespace: http://foggyknitters.sqsp.com/facebook/
- Foggy Knitters Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Foggy-Knitters/213467068752375
While your checking out all this Facebook awesomeness, might as well visit and like the Squarespace Plugins Facebook Page. It’s kind of lonely over there
UPDATE: I just received an email from SS Support. Appears that tab nomenclature might be updated in the future.
We’ve marked an improvement request to either offer an option to specifically customize those page titles or at least pull the set title of the page directly from the site.