When Good HTML Fangates Go Bad

Was your HTML Fangate working perfectly fine yesterday and suddenly wonky today? We’ve been getting a handful of inquiries about HTML Fangates as of late… Tabs that work perfectly well one day are suddenly riddled with problems – from display inconsistencies between browsers to content simply disappearing altogether. The vast majority of those types of problems can be attributed to one thing: your security protocol!

What’s a security protocol, you ask? Look up at your browser and take a gander at the URL displayed. It will either start with an HTTP or an HTTPS. If the content you are pasting in your Facebook HTML Fangate or page tab is HTTP, then you have security protocol issues and you will, in fact, …

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Woobox Launches Integrated Video Contests

Saddled with the dilemma of deciding which video contest will yield the highest entry rates? Confused by which platform is most widely used by your fans? Why limit yourself? Woobox now offers complete integration across the top three social video platforms. Page admins no longer need to choose between YouTube, Instagram and Vine video contests, providing fans the flexibility to enter a promotion via the platform they are most comfortable with.
To activate the integration, simply login to the dashboard and go to the Video Contest tab. Then click on the platforms you wish to include in your contest. By accepting entries from all platforms, we hope that it will increase your fan engagement. Give it a try and let us …

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Introducing Custom HTML Forms for Woobox Promotions

Customizing your Woobox entry pages is now only limited by your imagination.  By using our new HTML Form option, you can replace our standard forms with your own completly custom input forms.  You can use any input fields you like, require them, and set custom error messages.   All user input will be automatically stored in the Woobox export file for your promotion.  You can still use all of our great viral features with custom forms such as bonus entries when friends enter, multi-page required liking, bonus entries for liking, and more.  The first campaign run with this new feature was the “Postcard from South Africa” Sweepstakes by South African Airways (shown below).  If you’d like to see some live examples …

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FormGate: Custom HTML Forms for your Facebook Page Tabs

Earlier this year, we introduced a feature called FriendGate for Custom Tabs, and this week we’re happy to announce another gating option: FormGate.  This new feature allows you to require visitors to complete an input form before accessing your tab content.  It can be used with or without turning on FriendGate and/or FanGate.   We’re offering FormGate for Free through November 2011.  Afterwards it will be part of the Woobox Plus plan.

You can create your FormGate page from the Tab Settings of your custom tab.   Form inputs are entered using HTML, but can be customized using the WYSIWYG Editor.  As with many of our apps and features, FormGate collects and stores the submitted data for you.  You can view a …

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