Basic HTML code for your Static FBML pages on Facebook

Here are some basic HTML tags you might want to use on your Static FBML custom Facebook Fan Page tabs, or anywhere else you need a quick snip of HTML.

To make a word clickable to another website:

<a title=”whatever the name of the linked page is” href=””>word you want clickable</a>

To insert a picture:

<img src=””>

To insert a picture so that it is linked to a website:

<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://www.whereverthepicturelives/picturename.jpg” alt=”whatever this is a picture of including a keyword or two” border=”0″></a>

To skip down to the next line:

To skip a whole line between items:

To center something:
<center>whatever whatever</center>

To make words BOLD:
<b>whatever word you want bold</b>

To make words ITALIC:
<i>whatever word you want italicized</i> (that is the etter

To change the font size (1 seems to be normal small font, go up from there by changing the number and saving, then checking it):

<font size=”3″>whatever word(s) you want larger</font>

Note: You can add multiple tags to a section, but you must always have a beginning tag and a closing tag (like </whatever>) in the reverse order in which you opened them, so that the pairs of tags (opening and closing) hug the item. Ex: <b><i>This is bold and italic!</i></b>

So play around with it, always save your work, and TEST it out. You can always go back and edit to change it back or try something different.

Do you need to know any others? Let me know in the comments!

UPDATE: Facebook now has a limit of 520 pixels for any images/tables on a custom tab. If you’re having trouble getting something to load, make sure it is sized to less than 520. You can edit graphics free at or your own image editor. (note that sometimes you need to rename the file to get it to work!)

ALSO if you’re having trouble when you copy/paste code from this blog post, paste it into a plain text document first – completely plain text – since the “curly quotes” I have on this blog do not work on Facebook!

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