Facebook Fan Page Fan Box Not Updating
I wrote an article on Sunday about how to fix the problem of your Facebook Fan Box not updating. And since then, I’ve had several people contact me about the same issue, and how sometimes the solution I provided would suddenly stop working. So now I have 2 solutions for the problem of your Facebook Fan Box not updating properly.
2 Ways To Fix Your Facebook Fan Box Not Updating
1) Go to the source code where you have your Facebook Fan Box embedded into your website.
2) Remove this piece of code >> ’static.ak’
3) Once you’ve removed ’static.ak’, save your changes and refresh your website – your stream should be working now.
Facebook actually provides detailed instructions on how to embed your Facebook Fan Box using an IFrame, and you can read those instructions here.
And here’s a copy of the instructions:
If you are unable to use this method for some reason, you can use add a Fan Box using an HTML iframe tag, like this:
You need to specify your Page ID in the iframe src attribute You also must specify the URL to your Page in the anchor tag in the div.
You can choose to hide the stream from the Fan Box by changing 1 to 0 in the
stream URL parameter.
You can modify the number of fans to display by changing the setting for the
connections URL parameter. Setting connections to 0 hides your fans. You cannot specify more than 100 fans.
You can reference a style sheet by passing
css, a URL-encoded GET parameter, to the iframe src. Your style sheet can modify the Fan Box’s colors and fonts, but it cannot delete, obscure or modify:
- Your Page title and icon
- The Become a Fan button
- The order of the elements (button, stream, fans)
You can specify the language in which you want the Fan Box to appear by including the
locale parameter. See Facebook Locales for the list of locales currently available.