If you have a Facebook Page for your race, now you can let people Sign Up right from that page and stay in Facebook. Facebook people on your Page will see the blue “SignUp” button (right circled in Red on the right) under your cover photo so it is always on top and people are encouraged to sign up. Below is what happens when they click it. They simply stay in Facebook and go thru the registration using our normal widget technology.
Setting this up is easy. Just go to the Promotion and Facebook sub-tab. Enter your Facebook Page and click Add. Note that you will need to be a Facebook Admin for that Page to make this work.
Here are the two steps. First enter your Facebook Page address.
Then select the Facebook Page you manage. And of course hit Save once you have done this!
The one thing we are waiting on Facebook for is the make this work from the Facebook Mobile App. RunSignUp would work wonderfully with our mobile ready registration, but most Facebook Apps are not mobile ready so Facebook auto-hides this on mobile phones. Hopefully this will change at some point!
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Cool Beans. I just added the link and it was very easy to do.
Thanks for this feature,
Sergeant Kelly W. Stewart
N. C. Department of Public Safety
N. C. State Highway Patrol
3265 Highway 70 SE
Newton, NC 28658
Office (828) 466-5528
Fax (828) 466-5529
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THIS IS SO COOL!!!
Debbie Brown, PT Pro.Active for Life 5K Race Director Pro.Active Therapy 502-320-9168 email@example.com
I can not figure out what in the world I did differently from one race to the next when setting this up. My Hot Chocolate Run has the widget embedded in Facebook just fine (https://www.facebook.com/HotChocRun/app_325610144516) but my Struttin for Stuffin (https://www.facebook.com/StruttinForStuffin/app_325610144516) has the app but it doesn’t automatically bring up the race, it’s instead a generic runsignup race search tool. I added them the same way on the runsignup side, saved them both after, they have the same FB app #, but different results. Dug through all the settings on both the runsignup race side for those races as well as on the facebook side and I can’t find any settings that are different. I tried a few other races, they seem to have all kicked over to the search tool after the first one. Any suggestions?
It looks like it is working properly now. Send an email to info at runsignup if you are still seeing the issue.
Yeah it is. Apparently some sort of weird delay. I’ll give it a couple hours next time. Thanks.