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    Sep 26 2016 20:55:04

    #1

    cassie75

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 273

    We have just seen that facebook is putting up a new feature which appears to be a free shop in your facebook page. It says it is being tested and may not always be available (bit odd).
    But my question is, It is asking for a URL, at the moment I have it going to my web page so people could order from the page. But if I just had one item, is there a way of adding a URL which will take them direct to mals shopping basket with the item in the cart?
    Not sure I will want to do this for all items, but would be interested in the answer.
    Our facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/DKYarns/
    There is a "shop" link you can click at the side.

    Life is too short to work 8 hours a day - thats why I work 16 :-)




    Sep 26 2016 21:44:26

    #2

    GT

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 3207

    I suggest you create a button and add that to the product description. Or change the URL of the link to the website with a buy now URL from the button code.

    I also got this...

    Sorry, this content isn't available at the moment
    The link you followed may have expired, or the Page may only be visible to an audience that you aren't in.

    Having trouble with a form or need one building?
    Fast turnaround, but I do charge :)

    Mal's Forms / Scripts and the syntax are here.




    Sep 28 2016 12:39:51

    #3

    cassie75

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 273

    Hi GT.
    Thanks for the tip.

    When did you get the error page, when you clicked the Facebook link or on facebook on the shop button?

    Life is too short to work 8 hours a day - thats why I work 16 :-)




    Sep 28 2016 21:26:36

    #4

    GT

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 3207

    On the shop link to your site...

    Having trouble with a form or need one building?
    Fast turnaround, but I do charge :)

    Mal's Forms / Scripts and the syntax are here.




    Sep 29 2016 10:39:40

    #5

    cassie75

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 273

    oh dear, thats not exactly good. typical facebook though, start these things and they dont work.
    Thanks for the feedback

    Life is too short to work 8 hours a day - thats why I work 16 :-)




    Oct 06 2016 15:48:37

    #6

    cassie75

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 273

    I have asked a couple of people to check the link on several different browsers, they all worked ok.

    So bit odd, it does say it is in beta so perhaps it is not visible to everyone.

    Life is too short to work 8 hours a day - thats why I work 16 :-)




    Oct 06 2016 17:51:06

    #7

    cassie75

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 273

    Got this working well on one of my facebook pages, including the link direct to shopping basket page.
    But is there a way of making that link open in a new window?

    Otherwise it takes them completely away from facebook.

    I am sure there is a way but my mind is blank at the moment :-(

    Life is too short to work 8 hours a day - thats why I work 16 :-)