Golly-gee. I think you are going to love adding the Facebook Page Plugin on to your Public Site!
Note: You can add anyone's Facebook Page timeline to your site, but I think adding your own might be the best marketing choice ;)
Setting up the plugin
- In one tab (of your web browser) open your group's Facebook page.
- Select the URL in the address bar and copy it
- In a second tab, go to https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/page-plugin
- Paste your Facebook Page URL into the "Facebook Page URL" field
- Select "Use Small Header" < my preference
- De-select "Show Friend's Faces" < my preference
- You should see a preview of your page timeline in the preview
For reference, see image 1 below
Adding the plugin to your site
If you do indeed see a preview of your timeline, then you are good to continue.
- Under the preview, you will see a small blue button "Get Code" - Click that button
- You will see a pop-up overlay that includes 2 portions of code.
- In a new tab (of your browser) open your group's site
- Log in
- Go to Settings and admin > site settings > blocks. Then click the "add block" link
- You do not need a block title unless you really want one. Write <none> in this field if you don't want a title.
- Give the block a description such as "Facebook Plugin - sidebar"
- In the body editor, click the "source" button
- Go to your facebook plugin set up page and copy the code in part 1
- Go back to your block body and paste that code in the source - hit return to go to a new line
- Go back to the plugin set up page and copy the second portion of code
- Go back to your block body and paste that code in the source following the first code
For reference, see image 3 below
- Scroll down to the region settings and select "sidebar second" < my preference
- In the visibility settings choose the pages on which to show the block such as
- choose "only the listed pages"
- enter about in the box (remember, this works because there is a page with the alias of "about". If you have not created page aliases, you will need to add the pages by theur node name)
For reference, see image 4 below
While this block can be added to the footer, it looks best in a space where it can appear a bit longer. Play around and see what you like.
Note: The Sensation, Centum, InspiroB, and Haiku themes are not designed to have sidebar content showing on the front page.