Prospective upgrade for resonsive mobile and Facebook publishing - Any example websites to view?

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Hi, I have what is probably a very basic question about Facebook and Mobile so here goes:

I've recently re-published my website which is currently at the Bronze level.

I have a facebook business page, however, it's really just a holding page, since I've never got round to doing anything with it.

Upon coming back to Yola I see that if I upgrade I can publish my website *into* my Facebook account and this upgrade will enable a response version of my Yola website.

Whilst I've viewed my website via the mobile preview option, I'm not sure how to gauge what it might look like as a Facebook site.

Do you have any links to any Yola websites where people have done that, so I can see how it turns out?

It sounds a great way to cut down time building pages twice, but would like to see something someone else has published first.

Any sites anyone knows of?
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Charles Stevenson

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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi Charles, 

I do have a couple sites you can check out that are published to Facebook!

Edge Fitness is published to Facebook here.
Little Sticks is published to Facebook here


You can see that under the "Website" tab on their Facebook page their entire website is pulled into the content area below their Cover Photo. 

Hope that helps!
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Wow!  No.  Once is not enough.

I'll say that again. W-O-W!

This might be simple to you but to me that's brilliant! 

To date I'd just created a holding page in FB for my business and not taken it forward. 

To compound matters for a while I'd had to unpublish my website and hadn't looked at the tech side of things for a while.

It was only yesterday that I realised the upload to FB option existed.  I love the style of the two sites, very calm and modern. 

So, whilst technically it's much more advanced, it's a little like the *old-school* way of writing web-pages with frames, where the Yola website sits inside a page on FB but the user can stay in FB and click through all of the Yola sites' pages.

Nifty.

Thank you for your help.
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Yes, that's exactly right Charles, your Yola website is essentially pulled into an iFrame within your Facebook business page so your visitors can experience your website without leaving Facebook. It absolutely serves to help keep your brand identity consistent without having to update numerous areas. This way if you update your Website, the changes will be reflected immediately in the Website tab of your Facebook business page. We're all about making things simpler for busy small business owners so we're delighted you see the benefit of this tool!
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Thank you for your help & suggestions to date - I've now upgraded to obtain the Facebook facility, which is a great time-saver for linking into FB bt I do have a couple of further questions/problems.

1. I've selected a hex colour for my heading fonts but that's not being picked up in FB

2. I've got a coloured box surrounding some text on the RHS of my page & the colour isn't being picked up either.

3. My webpage footer is centred but is left-aigned in FB.

Are these known issues, perhaps due to the FB upgrade being beta, or is it perhaps something I've set up incorrectly when drafting my pages in Yola?
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Hi Charles, 

Can you please share your Facebook website page URL and your published website so we can compare the two and advise you on the points you raised above? 

Thanks so much!
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Hello Charles

Thank you for providing the links. When I compare the two versions of your website, I can see what you mean. This is working as designed. Facebook will never display your website identically to the web version of your website. It can only display a simplified version of your website. A couple of elements will therefore display differently. HTML coded elements will not be able to display at all. There'll be differences with regard to formatting and design, due to the conditions of Facebook, but your content will remain unchanged. I'm afraid that this cannot be edited.

The point of the Facebook version is not to replace your website. It's supposed to offer your Facebook visitors a quick access to your website without needing to leave Facebook, and to provide important elements like Yola Online Store for your visitors to use instantly without clicking too many links and opening another tab, etc. For everything else, your visitors will need to visit the original, i.e. to go to the web version of your website to which you can link from your Facebook Page.
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Thank you for the detailed reply Stefan.

I wasn't sure if there were settings in my page I needed to amend to allow the integrated webpage to more closely mirror my *actual* webpage.

If this is how it works for everyone else then at least I know it's working correctly.

Thanks.