Facebook Secret Hide Content on Fan Page Until Someone Likes It

Hiding content on your Facebook welcome page can be a great incentive for people to like your page to get the hidden content. Since Facebook depreciated FBML we now have to use iFrames. This is pushing it further into the realms of developers rather than end users.
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How To Do It?

An iFrame only points to an html or other web-based file, it doesn’t actually do anything else. Hence the file you are pointing to is not contained on Facebook and can not directly access certain information. This means we must use either JavaScript or a server-based language such as PHP or .NET to communicate with Facebook as would an external page.

Since JavaScript and other methods require actual permissions from the user to see this information the only way I have found to do it, is to look in the “session” so to speak.

Step 1 – Create A PHP file and create the iFrame

If you don’t have an iFrame and php file already look at: How To Add An iFrame Application Tab To Your Facebook Page. This will take you through adding an iFrame application tab to your Facebook page.

However replace the .html file with a .php file. Only the extension of the file name needs to change and not anything else within the example.

Step 2 – Insert Code into PHP file

Next you need to add this in the part of your PHP file you want to display a different message for non fans and fans.

You are a fan – insert html here

You are not a fan – insert html here

Step 2 – Testing

To properly test your code:

– Go to your Fan Page and click the Unlike Button in the bottom left hand side of your page.
– You should now see the “Like” button at the top, meaning that you’re not yet a fan
– You should see the content of Non-Fan
– Click the “Like” button; you should then see the fans-only content and the non-fan content will go away

That’s It!

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