How to add your Facebook fan/business page to your employer profile on your personal page when it won’t show up

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For the past few months I have been unable to add my blog’s fan page to my “employer” section of my personal Facebook profile.

It would not show up in the list no matter how many times I tried.

My old page shows up, but the new page that I made when I migrated off accidentalmommies.com did not show up. I was very frustrated and tried time and again.

There is a workaround to this problem if you have a few minutes and the persistence to follow a few detailed steps. Take your time and follow step-by-step and you should see your fan page appear where it didn’t before.

Step 1:

  • You must have Firefox or Chrome installed on your computer.
  • You must install the Web Developer add-on by Chris Pederick (http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/chrome/).

Step 2:

  • Open your Facebook fan page and your Facebook personal profile in 2 separate tabs in either Chrome or Firefox.

Step 3:

  • Find your fan/business page id number.
  • Go to your fan page and click “edit page” then hover your mouse over “update info”. Look at the bottom of your browser for a URL that includes a long number. Write that number down.

Step 4:

  • Go to your personal page and click “about” under your name/profile pic.
  • Under “work and education” click “edit” and type your fan/business page number into the box (from step 3 above) and hit enter.
  • You will see something like this:

  • Copy the number you just typed in to your clipboard.
  • Now is when you will use the Web Developer add-in. On the toolbar, click “forms” then “display form details”. WARNING – you are gonna see a crazy mess of code that doesn’t make sense.
  • You need to look for a suitcase icon next to the page id you just typed in. Right below that is a box with a different number in it.

  • Replace that different number with your actual fan/business page id.

  • Hit enter.

  • Return to the web developer toolbar and uncheck “display form details”. You should now see your fan/business page listed and you can edit it to include your title and associated dates and information.

Step 5:

  • Fist pump.
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  1. says

    Awesome! Thank you so much!!! One techie headache off my place. You ROCK!!!

    I didn’t do the fist bump, though. This called for a full out happy dance!

  2. says

    Hi Kim

    That’s brilliant! Many thanks.

    I have been struggling with this for days on end. I simply could not find a set of instructions I was able to follow until I stumbled upon yours, and then had it cracked in literally two minutes or less.

    Fantastic. And I even did the fist pump too! :)

    Cheers

    Michael – Yorkshire, UK

  3. Paddy says

    Thank you so much for this. Works perfectly! Why Facebook can’t just do this automatically is beyond me, but thanks to your handy add-on, it works a treat! Thanks again! :-)

  4. Tedra says

    Extremely helpful! I thought I was doomed to be disappointed until I tried this! Thank you!

  5. says

    Hello Kim, I’d really like to list my page as my workplace, but since the new layout this tutorial no longer works… would you by any chance happen to know the solution to this same problem but with the new facebook?
    Thank you so much,
    Julia

    • DS says

      Thanks Kimberly.
      Worked for me just now on Chrome using Chris’s add-on as listed above. So I hoped this might help Julia:

      I didn’t know my band’s ID and didn’t want to bother the guy who runs the page. So I just hovered over a couple things like the logo and a few photos and used the set of numbers that were consistent in both.
      I guessed that was the ID and it worked. So you don’t need to edit the page to get the ID, just visit it.
      facebook.com/EightiesBand/photos/pb.198521460259227.-2207520000.1411046237./459609710817066/

      In the first empty BOX (just after it says: ) I put: 198521460259227
      and then I replaced the text “Where have you worked” and I put my band’s name: That Eighties Band
      And then I didn’t touch anything else, I didn’t need to put the position or place. Just chose whether I wanted the information public/private/etc and clicked Save Changes

      So looking at the text below, Replace 198521460259227 with your ID and That Eighties Band with your workplace and hopefully you are good to go. Here’s what the text looked like on my screen after I clicked the web developer-> then the forms button-> then the display forms details link.

      AQH14t1Y00-g
      COMPANY 198521460259227

      That Eighties Band

      Hope it works for you.

      • DS says

        hmmm. the text didn’t stay in the comment box as I hoped.
        So looking at your screen, after it says : “employer_id” put in your ID number and where it says “where have your worked” replace that with the title of your page…..

        That is a much simpler explanation anyway!

          • says

            I’m confused… I did what you said and it spat out this message: “The content you requested cannot be displayed at the moment. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked on may have expired or you may not have permission to view this page.”
            (I’ve tried a few times)
            So frustrated D:

  6. Jack says

    Hi Kim,

    The “edit page” option does not seem to show up anymore on the fan page. Made page 2 days ago. Know anything about this???