Boy does it seem like a week of popups. First we wrote about Pippity – a WordPress popup plugin, and now we are writing about a facebook page promoter popup? These popups must be converting really well. It was brought to our attention after our last post about Pippity, that there is a free plugin that lets you create a lightbox popup to promote your Facebook page. Facebook Page Promoter Plugin helps you to direct your blog’s traffic to your Facebook fan page by means of a lightbox. If you are looking to expand your facebook community then this plugin is perfect for you. In this tutorial we are going to show you how to promote your facebook page in WordPress with a lightbox popup.
The first thing you need to do is install and activate the plugin, Facebook Page Promoter Plugin
Once you have activated it, you should notice an option on your dashboard that says “Facebook Settings”. Click on this and it will bring you to a page where you can setup your plugin. First you need to input your Facebook page ID. You can get this by logging into your Facebook account, going to your fan page and selecting “edit page”. If you look up at the url, will notice that the last portion looks like this: id=somenumber. Somenumber is your page ID.
Alternatively, you can visit a URL like this:
http://graph.facebook.com/wpbeginner (Remember to replace ‘wpbeginner’ with your fan page name), and you will see the ID listed there.
Once you input your page ID choose whether you would like the lightbox to pop up on pages, posts or both. Then select a delay if you want and save your changes. Test it by loading up one of your posts. You should see something like this: