21 Resources for Effective Facebook Fan Pages

Most businesses now recognize Facebook as an excellent platform for connecting and communicating with their customers and/or users. As businesses have become more active on Facebook the number of resources available for fan pages has increased as well.

Setting up an effective Facebook fan page isn’t always that easy, but there are plenty of resources out there that can help. In this post we’ll look at some of the best places to get fan page templates that can serve as a starting point, services and apps that allow you to easily create custom fan pages, and apps that help businesses to sell products from their Facebook pages.

Create Fan Pages:

If you’re looking for an easy way to create a fan page for your own business or for your clients, here are some resources that may help.

WP4FB
A WordPress plugin that makes it easy to create custom Facebook fan pages. You can manage an unlimited number of Facebook pages from one install.  Includes viral features like FanGate, ShareGate, and InviteGate.

WP4FB

Pagemodo
Create fan pages with no coding required. Pricing from free to $33 per month. Pro templates are available for plans starting at $13 per month.

Pagemodo


Wix
Choose a template as a starting point, then customize it to meet your needs with no coding required.

Wix

Fan Page Engine
Use the drag-and-drop page creator with no coding. Create a reveal tab to require visitors to “like” your page before viewing the content.

Fan Page Engine

Fan Page Themes
Professionally designed and coded themes that can be purchased for your Facebook page.

Fan Page Themes

Tab Site
Drag N Build platform to allow for easy customization of fan pages. Pricing ranges from free to $15 per month.

Tab Site

ShortStack
Customize your Facebook page with contests, sweepstakes, videos, custom forms and more.  Set up fan-only content to encourage more likes. Pricing ranges from free to $300 per month.

ShortStack

Fan Page in a Box
Templates, scripts, PSD files, and other resources for creating fan pages. Prices start at $9.95 per month.

Fan Page in a Box

Free Fan Page Templates
Free templates as well as step-by-step instructions for setting up your page with one of the templates.

Free Fan Page Templates

Facebook Templates 2U
Free and premium templates available.

Facebook Templates 2U

PageRage
A large selection of free templates.

PageRage

E-Commerce:

E-Commerce on Facebook has become more popular recently, which has led to a large selection of resources and apps for setting up your shop on Facebook. The following apps will allow you to sell products directly from your Facebook page, or integrate Facebook with your existing e-commerce website.

Highwire

Highwire

Zibaba

Zibaba

Payvment

Payvment

Ecwid

Ecwid

VendorShop

VendorShop

Storefront Social

Storefront Social

SocialShop2

SocialShop2

Fluid Social

Fluid Social

Tab Juice

Tab Juice

Shop Igniter

Shop Igniter

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  • Andy @ FirstFound, October 26, 2011

    E-commerce? E-COMMERCE?!?

    Those in the know are calling selling through Facebook ‘F-commerce’ now. Not sure why.

  • Scott Ayres, October 26, 2011

    Thanks for including Fan Page Engine on this list! We really appreciate it.

  • Neil, October 26, 2011

    Our Facebook page is awful! This has definitely given us something to think about! Thanks!

  • Kim, October 26, 2011

    Nice post. Facebook fan pages are extremely relevant to brand credibility and building a relationship with consumers.

  • Giannis, October 27, 2011

    Some of them are really expensive..

  • Aakash, October 27, 2011

    some nice examples!thanks

  • aledesign.it, October 27, 2011

    Nice collection…Thanks for sharing.

  • Sam, October 27, 2011

    Forgot to mention http://hostfb.com/apps free facebook portfolio.

  • Swamykant, October 27, 2011

    Wix and Pagemodo are good tool for facebook pages. Nice post.

  • Vandelay Website Design, October 27, 2011

    Giannis,
    I guess that’s a matter or opinion. They are intended for businesses and so I would say that they are not very expensive. A good Facebook page with a decent following can be very valuable to a business, and the cost of these items is very reasonable with that in mind. However, you can always set up the FB page on your own and save the money.

  • Sam, October 27, 2011

    Yes, entirely agree there is always a way to choose, I prefer to host all my fan pages on my own hosting. I had an experience with Wix, they are cool but the only problem is that they use flash :( which can’t be viewed on iphone and ipad.

  • Pagemodo, October 27, 2011

    Thank you for listing our services in this list.

  • Climax Media, October 27, 2011

    Probably one of the best (recent) fan page building resources. Great job and thanks for putting this all together. Bookmarked!

  • Mike, October 27, 2011

    Fluid Social is great. They help you create and manage curated shopping experiences right within Facebook. I highly recommend checking them out.

  • FacebookTemplates2U, October 28, 2011

    Thanks for mentioning about my site :) new free templates coming soon.

  • nextgenjob, October 30, 2011

    Amazing! All resources are really helpful for creating a great Facebook Fan page.

  • Essex Wedding Photography, October 30, 2011

    I have often thought I should have a Facebook fan page but have never really known where to start, you have provided some great inspiration and resources here – many thanks.

  • Web Design Liverpool, November 3, 2011

    Really nice examples. Thanks

  • smashinghub, November 4, 2011

    excellent resouces, i love to make new inspirational design according to these resouces! i would like to contrbute the tips for readers as well… Quick Tips To Increase Facebook Page Fans http://bit.ly/u0RDke

  • ONDABOX, November 11, 2011

    The templates that you used in your blog were a very good visual of how Facebook can be integrated into every aspect of your business (if it isn’t already), it also shows how quickly social media sites are becoming a necessity to a prospering business. Here’s an example of how we integrated Facebook into our business, ONDABOX.

    We here at ONDABOX created a Facebook Fan Page, which allows future customers to read about what we have to offer. Our Facebook Fan Page also acts as a place where customers can air their feelings and concerns out loud, this makes the customer feel more involved. (When your fan page gets enough likes, you get your own link)

  • Ollie, November 13, 2011

    Great list. Been looking for resource like this. Might give Pagemodo a try

  • Troy, November 14, 2011

    I don’t know that pagerage really fits in here, it is a browser toolbar addon (and one that can be a pain to remove)

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  • Website Design Durban, August 12, 2013

    Thanks for all the resources – these lists and compilations do come in hand when you’re short of time and you have deadlines looming ahead!

    Thanks
    Aadil