Adjusting Your Facebook Page Settings

Your Facebook page settings can give you a lot of control over exactly how your page functions and how users interact with your page. It can also help you manage your page administratively.

Here’s how to adjust your Facebook Page’s settings.

Step 1: Access the Settings

Click on “Edit Page” in the upper right corner of your Facebook page to access the page’s settings.

 

Click Edit Page

Click Edit Page

 

Step 2: Set Your Visibility

Who should be able to see your page and who shouldn’t?

Start by checking or unchecking the “unpublish” option. This gives you control over whether or not everyone can see your page. If you’re still editing the page, you might want to unpublish it for the time being.

Next you can choose whether or not to hide the page from certain countries or certain age groups. Generally you want to leave your group open to as many members as possible, unless there’s a specific reason to disallow them.

 

Visibility Settings

Visibility Settings

 

Step 3: Which Posts Show on Your Wall

Set whose posts you want to show up on your page’s wall. Do you only want your own posts to show up? Or do you want everyone’s posts to show up?

This selection has a huge impact on the overall vibe of your page. A page that shows everyone’s posts will have a more community oriented vibe, while a page that only shows the page’s posts will seem much more authoritative.

 

Posts to Show

Posts to Show

 

Step 4: Where Do Users Land?

Set where users land by default. When someone lands on your page, do they go to the wall? Do they go to the info section? Perhaps you’d like to send them to the photos?

What you choose here depends on what you’re using your page for. If you’re using it to engage a community, you’ll probably want to send them to the wall. On the other hand, if you’re using your page to provide information to people who want to come to your business, then sending them to the info page may be best.

 

Default Landing Tab

Default Landing Tab

 

Step 5: What Can People Do

Set what people can and can’t do on your page. These options allow you to choose whether or not people can post content, photos and vides and whether or not people can tag your photos.

 

What Can People Do

What Can People Do

 

Step 6: Blocklist and Profanity

Do you want to censor your page from profanity? If so, choose one of the profanity filtering options. If you want to block specific words, you can enter that here as well. For example, if you wanted to block all mention of alternative products and competitors, you can just put a big list of their names in the blocklist.

 

Blocklist and Profanity

Blocklist and Profanity

 

Step 7: Posting and Email Preferences

To set your posting and email preferences, click “Your Settings” in the left navigation bar.

 

Click Your Settings

Click Your Settings

 

This is where you can tell Facebook to always post as the page administrator when you’re posting on your wall.

You can also set Facebook to message you whenever there’s a post or a comment. This will allow you to respond to comments much faster.

 

Posting and Email Preferences

Posting and Email Preferences

 

Step 8: Manage Administrators

To manage administrators, click “Manage Admins” in the left navigation bar.

 

Click Manage Admins

Click Manage Admins

 

Here you can add administrators or remove administrators. Administrators are people who can post on your wall and be seen, they can delete posts or photos and generally do anything that the page creator can do.

 

Admins

Admins

 

As you can see, there are many different ways to use a Facebook page. These settings will give you complete control over who can use your Facebook page, how it’s used and how it’s managed.

 

 

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