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Updates to Facebook Tab Manager for WordPress

Version 1.4 of Facebook Tab Manager is available now in the WordPress repository, with additional features for customizing the display of your content.

Version 1.4 of Facebook Tab Manager is available now in the WordPress repository, with additional features for customizing the display of your content.

Apologies to those who downloaded the first day releaseĀ and got a bit too much of the “beta tester” experience. I rushed it out too fast and had to immediately put out couple of bug fix releases. Despite that, Facebook Tab Manager is featured today in a tutorial on WPMU.org as an easy way of adding WordPress content to Facebook.

Version 1.4 features a couple of important enhancements, in addition to those I slipped in while I was busy fixing bugs.

One thing I discovered is that some plugins modify or append content on custom post types like my Facebook tabs (treating them as if they were regular blog posts) in ways that might not be appropriate for Facebook tab content. So I’ve added the option to selectively turn off filters. They function that removes them is embedded in the template for the fbtab content type, so it won’t interfere with the display of other content on your site.

I’ve also added an option to make links open in a new window (for example, if you’re linking to pages that won’t display well within the 520px-wide Facebook tab IFrame).

Additionally, you can enable the output of the wp_header and wp_footer functions, which may be required to invoke JavaScript or CSS output. I don’t do this by default in the fbtab template because it may result in output that’s only appropriate for display on your website, not in a tab.

Let me know if you see other things that need improvement.

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