UPDATED –> Thanks to facebook’s fast moving evolution, this article has become some what outdated. Please read the new Tutorial on how to add HTML to facebook that talks about creating a custom page on facebook.
After spending some serious time on Facebook trying to do a few things on my profile I realized that Facebook’s navigation between different Facebook applications and elements are less then perfect. It took me hours but I finally found some patterns and figured out how certain things are done.
One of the things I needed to do was to add a custom HTML box to my Facebook Profile, but then I also wanted to do the same to my Facebook Pages that I’ve created. This document is the complete instructions on doing exactly that. So let’s dive in. We’ll first start with Facebook Profile page. I also did a post on adding custom HTML box to Facebook Pages, notice – Facebook Page, not Facebook Profile, these are different – read about the differences in this article.
Here are the instructions to get the custom HTML box onto the sidebar of your Facebook Profile.
For the Facebook Profile you will use an Application called HTML Profile Box.
While logged into Facebook look at the bottom left corner of the window, there is a gray tool bar there. The first button on the left says Applications, click on it.
Click Find More at the top-right of the little window that popped up.
Click the little minus at the top-right of the little window to close it.
Now in the Search Applications box up top, search for an application called HTML Profile Box.
Locate it in the results and click on it.
Click “Go to this application” link at the top-right.
On this page enter this <a href=http://www.yourdomain.com>Your Name’s Website</a> (replace yourdomain with Your domain and Your Name with your name), uncheck Announce Update and click Update HTML Profile Box.
Now to get to the applications to organize them you need to click the Applications button in the bottom toolbar and click Edit at the top-right.
Here you will see the list of all the applications that are installed on the profile.
Look for the one called HTML Profile Box and click Edit Settings to the right of it.
Click over to the Profile tab in this little window and set Box to say Added, then click Okay.
Now click Profile at the very top of the page – for the Facebook Profile page and click to the Boxes tab.
Here you will see HTML Profile Box listed. Click the Pencil icon at the top-right and choose “Move to Wall tab”.
It will take you to the Wall tab automatically and you should see HTML Profile Box show up in the sidebar.
Editing the custom HTML content.
Now to get to the Application to edit the content is very easy, click Applications button in the bottom toolbar and click the Edit button at the top-right.
This will give you the list of all the applications, click on the HTML Profile Box, right on the title.
And this is where you add the HTML code. Just edit your code, uncheck Announce Update and click Update HTML Profile Box.