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Facebook Cover Images – Template and Freebies

As of March 30, Facebook officially switched all Pages to the new timeline format.

I’m not a big fan of all of the changes, but I do like the cover image option. Is your church or ministry utilizing this feature?

Here are a few resources to help you along the way.

1. Facebook Cover Template

We’ve made this handy dandy little gif and psd to guide you as you set out to make the perfect cover image.

PSD   |   GIF

2. Tab Attention

In the new timeline Pages, some of your custom or system tabs may be cut off if you have over four. It’s not always intuitive for Page visitors to click the arrow to show more.

The old Page layout allowed you to have a deep profile image, and that was the hack to bring more attention to your custom tabs.

I recently put something very simple together for one of The Chapel’s Pages to bring attention to the dropdown feature to display more custom tabs. Check it out (lower right):

If you want to explore doing something similar on your cover image, here’s the psd of the call out.

3. Free Cover Backgrounds

A lot of churches are using the cover image to display their current series graphic or upcoming events.

If you’d like to create something from scratch, here are a two free backgrounds to get you started. Lay out your content however you’d like on top of these.

4. More Cover Tips

Need more information on cover images from the good folks at Facebook?



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  1. Mitch (Reply) on April 27th, 2012

    How are you accommodating for when the cover displays on the iPhone. That doesn’t see to me answered anywhere.

  2. rithika (Reply) on May 20th, 2012

    oh …………..no………..man……….dese r nt corect

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