New Facebook Timeline Begins TODAY: Get your cover photo inspiration

As of March 30 all Facebook users will have a new format for the personal profile page.

Facebook announced it is converting all pages to a new “timeline” format.  While March 30 was the original date announced for the changeover, Facebook as of this writing (March 29, 2012) shows the transition date to be March 31.

Say goodbye to your”wall” or a page-wide column of updates.

Instead, you’ll see a timeline with 2 equal width columns.

Facebook Pages, such as those for businesses, will also see the new timeline format.  Automatic

AND an exciting new design opportunity:  a generous “cover photo” area, 850px wide by 315px tall, where you can place just about any graphic design you wish.

I’ll admit — I am at the “looking for inspiration” stage.

Here’s a great post from Inspirationfeed to give you some lively and exciting ideas: 40 Creative Examples of Facebook Timeline Designs

Share your Facebook profile link in the comments so we all can have a look!  Really!

Facebook profle timeline As of March 30, 2012


How to create a custom Facebook Landing Page in 5 minutes or less – Social Media

Today I stopped by the J.P. Morgan Community’s Facebook page.

Their landing page blew me away.

It is a marvel of customization.

Custom Facebook Page for JP Morgan Bank

Custom Facebook Page for JP Morgan Bank

Look at the 5 menu options – they are big iPad friendly buttons. And they slide — quick info without having to open a new page.

How did they create such a marvel? I don’t know but I’m looking in to how to do this with WordPress.

Is there a wordPress Plugin for making a custom Facebook Tab?

There sure is – and here is a top-ranking review and detailed instructions: How to create a custom Facebook Landing Page in 5 minutes or less. It’s by Dan Taylor at

The plugin is called Facebook Tab Manager. It’s in the WordPress Plugins Directory (I just checked). Are you going to check this out? I am. I think he’s stretching things a bit to say it takes 5 minutes or less.

Want me to time it and post the results????

Like this article and I’ll take the challenge, and post the results. (Click Like below)

Thanks Dan for posting at

Rotate a Photo in Facebook

So, you just uploaded a set of photos into Facebook.  And one of them is in sideways.

Right after you upload the photos, you can add tags and comments. But you can’t rotate them.

The tools to rotate Facebook photos are NOT where you might expect: they are NOT in page you see when you finish uploading your photos.  They are also NOT on the page you see when you click “Edit Photo Album” in Facebook.

Instead, use the photo browser on your Wall.

Go back to the Wall.  You should see your new photo album at the top of the timeline.  Now click on the album to view it.  Advance to the photo you want to fix.

Facebook photo rotate tools appear when you browse the album

Find Facebook tools to rotate photos when you browse the album.

See the little cog icon at the top right?  Click that, and you have options to rotate your photo.

You don’t even need to save your work.  It is automatically fixed.

You can see a full demo in this 30-second video tutorial right here:

How to Rotate Facebook Photos:  Video Tutorial

Happy rotating.

How to delete a spam comment in Facebook

Spam doesn’t usually appear in Facebook. After watching a dozen or so business Facebook pages as an administrator, it seems that Facebook keeps spam to a minimum.

But today, spam happened. Does spam happen to you?

One of the pages I manage had this totally off-topic comment. It promoted this ‘make money at home’ process with a link.

How to delete it?

Turns out other people have asked ‘how to delete a spam comment in Facebook” so here’s what worked for me:

Deleting a spam comment on a Facebook Page

If you have spam on a page, you can switch and use Facebook as that page.  (You may be able to do this without switching, but I like to ensure management tasks can be tracked to the page manager.)  Then, when you view the wall, move your cursor over the post in question.  You will see a little gear symbol in the upper right corner of the post. When you click the gear symbol, you’ll see the options to delete the post.

You can see you have 4 options: Remove Post; Remove Post and Ban User; Hide Post; or Report as Abuse.

Delete spam comment in Facebook

Options to delete a spam comment on a Facebook Page

I hate spam.  So I chose the last one — to report the post as abuse. This option not only deleted the post.  The next pop-up reported that Facebook would try to delete all other posts by that user on my page. And I had the satisfaction to report as abuse the user’s effort to hijack our crowd’s attention for his own ends.

Deleting a spam comment on a personal Facebook Page

If you have a spam comment on your wall (your personal profile), the process is similar (though not exactly the same).

Make sure you are logged in. When you view your wall, and hover over someone’s post you will see a little ‘x’ symbol in the upper right corner.  When you click it you have 3 options: hide the post, hide all posts, or mark it as spam.

Facebook Delete comment from persona wall

Options to delete a comment from your personal Facebook wall

I can’t really tell you what happens when marking a comment on your wall as spam.  I haven’t had to do this.  That is one of the things I like about Facebook — I see hardly any spam (knock on wood).

Well, the ‘work at home’ comment on my client’s page is gone.  I hope deleting spam is just this easy for you too.

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