There is a new WordPress theme, called WP4FB, that reportedly makes it simple to create Facebook fanpages using WordPress.
The theme creator, Wilco de Kreij, describes the theme like this:
The idea of WP4FB is actually real simple. WP4FB is a free WordPress template which is compatible with Facebook to use as an iFrame application, which in turn can be used as a “tab” at your fanpage. Using WP4FB it’s easy to set up your fanpage without using any coding skills, as it’s literally just as easy as WordPress blogging.
It’s an interesting idea. One of the coolest features to me is the ability to change what a Facebook user sees depending whether they’ve Liked the page or not. He calls it Fan Gate.
I do think it’s a bit odd to have a theme and WordPress blog with a sole purpose to create an iFrame for Facebook Fanpages. Maybe Facebook is making Fanpages a bit too hard.
Nevertheless, if you are like me and don’t want to manage an entirely separate blog for Facebook, I would install the theme in a subdomain using Multisite and use RSS to feed the site with my main blog’s content.
How would you use WP4FB? Do think this is a useful tool?