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Folksy Facebook Shop – Add yours today!

Due to recent changes to Facebook, the Facebook Folksy app has now been removed, please see this post for further information.

Updated 1/10/11

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Rowan | KitschenSink October 11, 2010 - 3:47 pm

I’ve done mine, chamone!

Chekkit: http://www.facebook.com/kitschensink

SallyF October 11, 2010 - 3:49 pm

ooh excellent nicely done! it was so easy to install too, good work! now I’m not at all ungrateful and it is mega fabulous but dear Santa I would so love a shop widget for my blog if you could possibly add it to your to do list…

Lisa Hafey aka Lemonade and Lamingtons October 11, 2010 - 3:56 pm

Doesn’t seem to like me!

Tracy Clarke (PaintedGhost) October 11, 2010 - 3:57 pm

Mines done, it was really easy!
Thanks Folksy :)

Lisa Hafey aka Lemonade and Lamingtons October 11, 2010 - 3:57 pm

There’s not enough space for my whole Folksy user name, and then it just takes me back to the installation page over and over again, doesn’t seem to want to set me up properly – what am I doing wrong?

Suzanne Allison October 11, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Wahoo – gonna check it out now!

Sue Mason-Burns (Kiwi Chick Creations) October 11, 2010 - 4:04 pm

I have the same problem – my Folksy user name is too long and it won’t load :-(

Rachel Twose October 11, 2010 - 4:10 pm

My tab has installed but I can’t get any further like the others above.

TheCraftyBride October 11, 2010 - 4:21 pm

Wow that was easy to install and hopefully it will lead to an increase in sales seeing as I have gained almost 100 extra followers in just over a week!!!

Sarah October 11, 2010 - 4:23 pm

Mine didn’t work either but it seems to be fixed now – thanks Folksy!

robl October 11, 2010 - 4:29 pm

We’ve now fixed the problem with the username limit, so users should now be able to add their shops. We’ve also fixed an ordering bug with the display of items in the shop.

Ali at Very Berry October 11, 2010 - 4:41 pm

Oooh great! Have done it and am really pleased with it. Thank you Folksy. :D

Nichola (miss frekkles) October 11, 2010 - 4:54 pm

Nicely done Folksy, simple and quick to set up!

Hilary October 11, 2010 - 5:14 pm

Here’s mine http://www.facebook.com/haptree :)

Sally F from the second comment – you could try a slideshow if you have blogger blog (here’s a link – http://haptreeandme.blogspot.com/2009/11/shop-slideshow-gadget-blogging-tips.html )

Gemma October 11, 2010 - 6:08 pm

Woohoo! I’ve added to my personal page and my fan page because I’m greedy!

heather aka NiftyKnits October 11, 2010 - 6:26 pm

woohoo! thank you http://artist.to/niftyknits/

Quite Contrary Crafts October 11, 2010 - 6:52 pm

Oo lovely, thank you Folksy! :)

Cinnamon Jewellery October 11, 2010 - 7:03 pm

Wonderful! Just added mine :D

Vicky October 11, 2010 - 7:09 pm

Trying to add to my fan page, but keep getting the following message:

“The developer of this application does not currently allow it to be added.”

made by lolly x October 11, 2010 - 7:10 pm

That was sooooo easy! It looks amazing! I can’t wait for the masses of extra sales! (she says hopefully!)

Jentwinkle October 11, 2010 - 7:14 pm

Fantastic! Just added mine to my profile & fan page:


Philippa Harding/Court & Spark October 11, 2010 - 7:16 pm

Yay – it’s just what I’ve been waiting for!!
I’ve done the same as Gemma and added it to both pages too(!)

Now all we need is some mini shop html code so we can add our shops to our blogs too(!)

Or does that already exist somewhere and I’ve missed it?


Helen S October 11, 2010 - 7:20 pm

I’ve done mine – it was a lot easier to install than some! Thanks!


made by lolly x October 11, 2010 - 7:21 pm

…did I speak too soon? I seem to be having problems re-loading my ‘wall’ tab directly after looking at the ‘shop’ tab. It will find it ok if I go via another tab. Is this just my computer? Anybody else noticing this issue? Thanks!

Laura Groom Jewellery October 11, 2010 - 7:23 pm

Woohoo! Ive got the Folksy shop on my page, this will save me so much time only having to load things on to Folksy, yay!

Hilary October 11, 2010 - 7:39 pm

Vicky – go to edit page and then look at your applications – is it installed? If it is then go to the tabs on your page and look for the arrows at the end of the tabs, click on these to find the app. If you still have problems try uninstalling the app (go back to edit page) and then starting again.

Made by Lolly – a few people have mentioned this as well – I’m seeing both your wall and your shop with no problems.

Beady Pool October 11, 2010 - 8:39 pm

Whooo hoo thanks Folksy.
My shop looks fab http://artist.to/beadypool

Carole Wilkinson (CreatedByCarole, Bead Shack, Gifts Shack) October 11, 2010 - 9:01 pm

Woohoo! Thanks Folksy!

Carole Wilkinson (CreatedByCarole, Bead Shack, Gifts Shack, Metal Moo) October 11, 2010 - 9:02 pm

It was really easy to do!

Karen Lydiat October 11, 2010 - 10:25 pm

I was dreading trying to do that but it was sooo easy! Thanks!!


Karen Lydiat October 11, 2010 - 10:30 pm

However….when I click on people’s links in this thread nothing loads.

If you cut and paste the link it’s fine.

The Warren October 11, 2010 - 11:57 pm

Genius! At last Folksy is keeping up with the ‘big guy’ Etsy. Thrilled to have this on facebook and it took about 30 seconds to add.

Lisa aka noodleBubble aka the Button Fairy October 12, 2010 - 9:51 am

Loving It Loving It Loving it….

Got noodleBubble on the noodleBubble Page and Button Fairy on my profile Page.

HUGE thank yous and am now off for a lie down to prepare myself for the rush..

Kisses all X

gooseberrymoon October 12, 2010 - 10:06 am

Thank you Folksy, that was nice and easy to do.


Think I’ll go and add it to my personal profile too!

Lynsey aka Swirlyarts October 12, 2010 - 1:32 pm

That was easy to do! I’m here if you want a peek http://www.facebook.com/Swirlyarts

Hannah (sweetsuzy) October 12, 2010 - 2:37 pm

Very cool!! Thanks!!

Bonnie@FatChickDesign October 12, 2010 - 3:49 pm

Wow! Thankyou!
I was about to set up with another app and was dreading the effort!
Thank you!
Saved me a job!

Michele Nicholls October 12, 2010 - 4:13 pm

My ‘Mwmyn’ shop loaded blissfully easily, thank you!

SilviaSherr October 12, 2010 - 5:33 pm

My Page is there but the Tab isn’t showing:( Im going nuts

Blue Box Studio October 12, 2010 - 5:51 pm

Great. I’ve managed to add one shop, does anyone know if it’ll let us add more than one? It went a bit strange when I tried (but see some others had the same message anyway).


Deviant Panda October 12, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Yey! Thank you folksy!!

That was so simple… here’s my page:


Verity aka Made by Loulabelle October 12, 2010 - 7:16 pm

Hurray – this was super quick and easy and is such a great idea. Here’s my page:


jennifer October 13, 2010 - 10:51 am

ARRRGGGHHHH!!!! It won’t work for me. Will try later when the man of the house is back from work!!!!

Rachel October 13, 2010 - 10:06 pm

Will not work for me :(
I had added the application – but I can not add the tab. It doesnt show in the list or in the search box!
Please help!!

Hilary October 14, 2010 - 10:50 am

Try looking at those arrows as mentioned in the post – it may just be out of sight as it can’t fit – you can order your tabs by dragging them into position.

If that fails the best advice is to completely uninstall the application by going to application settings and then start again – it should only take a few minutes.

I hope that helps – let me know if you have any problems.

ScottishPrincess October 14, 2010 - 11:24 am

I just added it to my FB fan page. I managed to move the tab to where it could be seen by dragging and dropping it but it all looked a bit weird until after I had added my shop name. As soon as I did that it all went back to normal with the tab in the correct place.

anna jane collins October 14, 2010 - 6:46 pm

hi, i’ve just installed the app, it appears in my ‘authorized’ app section, but i’m unable to add it to the tabs section on my profile… it doesnt appear when i select the ‘+’ icon and wont show up after i’ve used the search bar.

I’ve tried un-installing and reinstalling, but no joy… i also cant see the ‘>>>’ which some people have used to remedy the problem…

please can you contact me if you think you can assist! :) …thanks


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Jaina October 16, 2010 - 10:45 am

Just added mine, super easy, thanks for the advice


violet October 16, 2010 - 6:55 pm

mine just keeps going back to set up again and again…

imajen October 18, 2010 - 9:27 pm

Mine too! Very frustrating!

Jane (@Gaia Noir) October 18, 2010 - 10:24 pm

I think Facebook must have changed what they’re doing with the Folksy app, because I’ve been going frustratingly round in circles with it for 3 days now. I’ve tried just about everything, and I don’t think it’s just me. The generalized ‘Applications’ section doesn’t seem to think a Folksy Store exists, the ‘+’ tab on my fanpage definitely does not display a ‘Folksy Store’ option even though the ‘Folksy Store Setup’ page keeps telling me to look for one, and searching that keyword or anything similar produces nothing (i.e. not even an error message of ‘Application Not Found’…it just doesn’t do anything at all!). I can see everyone else’s apps working so I know they work if they were already running, but perhaps actually setting one up is a no-go at the moment!

maytree lane October 19, 2010 - 12:05 am

glad it’s not just me then…

Kerry Scott October 19, 2010 - 12:42 am

mine’s worked beautifully!

Hilary October 19, 2010 - 9:35 am

Violet Imajen Jane and Maytree – are you trying to add it to a page or profile, Facebook is no longer supporting any applications on profiles unfortunately but you should be able to add this to a fan page.

Chiyo October 19, 2010 - 1:51 pm

i’ve added it to my profile page but it wont let me add to my fan page keep getting this message

The developer of this application does not currently allow it to be added.

will try again later :s xx

Rachel (arbeecards) October 20, 2010 - 2:15 pm

I’m having the same trouble as everyone else – it says on FB that the tabs won’t support the applications any more, but it will be moved to the left hand menu.

Wondering if its just a more like a glorified link than a gallery… shame!

Jane (@Gaia Noir) October 20, 2010 - 4:17 pm

Nope, I’m definitely trying to add it to my Gaia Noir fanpage and not my private profile. It’s getting very frustrating, and I can’t think what the problem is. I haven’t fiddled with any wacko security setting since I got the fanpage that might disallow an application.

Jane (@Gaia Noir) October 20, 2010 - 5:04 pm

I actually can’t believe it – it just worked! :) Yay! I got taken to a different-looking setup page this time and it only took one click and a username fill-out. I still say the application was being buggy when I tried it before, though – and it’s also not yet showing up alongside the Etsy and Payvment applications etc, if you go to the general Facebook ‘Find Applications’ section.

Hilary October 20, 2010 - 5:05 pm

Hi jane I just checked and it seems you’ve managed to add it! :)

The developer message only usually happens if you have no more fan pages left for it to be added to. This suggests that you have already installed the application – can you check your application setings by going to edit page on your fan pages and then seeing if the folksy app is in your app list. If so you need to follow the instructions in the blog post with regard to the arrows on the tab. If not please let us know at support@folksy.com

Hilary October 20, 2010 - 5:08 pm

ha we must have posted that at the same time Jane!

I have just removed and then reinstalled the application on one of my own fan pages and there seems to be no change – as I said earlier though please let us know if any of you need further help.

The tech team haven’t submitted it to the directory list yet which is why its not showing up – it will be added in due course.

Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics October 21, 2010 - 1:04 pm

I’ve just added my Folksy shop to my facebook page, it really is so simple with just a few clicks! wow!


skyjewels October 22, 2010 - 4:29 pm

i seem to be having problems too, when i click on the link back to my facebook it tkes me to my profile and not my fan page. but when i try to add and search folksy it does nothing, even when i hit enter, nothing, i have tried signing out of fb and starting a fresh but as soon as i click to add to fan page i have to sign which brings me back to my profile…very frustrating!!
sam x

MochiPan October 24, 2010 - 9:47 pm

I doesn’t work for me! I did the first step, but when I go to the plus sign to add the tab, I don’t get the Folksy Store as a choice, and when I type it in the search bar absolutely nothing happens! Think this must be a Facebook issue but it’s really frustrating!

Purplemac October 28, 2010 - 10:28 am

I can’t do it!! On the plus side, I’ve managed to link my shop page! And I’ve somehow opened a shop page by accident too!!

I need a lie down now!! I’ll have another go later.

Suze Lake November 29, 2010 - 12:13 pm

yippeee! managed to do mine :)


Diggi Woodturning December 2, 2010 - 5:52 pm

As soon as I start to type Folksy in search box I get “error on page” message. Any hints anyone, please

Pat Cruse December 3, 2010 - 5:50 pm

Great to have a Folksy tab on my Shoogly Beads page!

Beky - The Vintage Jewellery Box December 8, 2010 - 9:30 pm

This is great, I’d been trying to find this option! just done mine at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vintage-Jewellery-Box/350044525170

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Higgs and Kisses January 4, 2011 - 9:30 pm

Genius. Love it! Well done Folksy!

Lisa January 25, 2011 - 2:00 pm

I can’t get this to work at all, apparently Facebook has changed – so is there anyway of doing this now?

Many thanks

Helen January 25, 2011 - 9:03 pm

Wow! how amazing is this, worked a treat xxx

alisonmooredesigns February 2, 2011 - 9:35 am

Help?! Keep going round in circles. Instructions are:

You’re now ready to add Folksy to your Facebook profile. Follow these two easy steps to finish up:

Go to your Facebook profile.
Click the + tab (located to the right of all your existing tabs) and select Folksy Store to add the tab.
Note: If you can’t see the tab in the list, then type ‘Folksy Store’ in the search box to find it and then click ‘Add’.

Facebook then tells me that I cant add and application I’ve not used. Think im missing something….

Hilary February 2, 2011 - 10:51 am

You can only add this to a facebook page – not a personal profile, sorry we have yet to update the application to reflect this – do you have a page?

If not there are instructions here – http://blog.folksy.com/2010/07/15/facebook-promoting-your-folksy-shop

alisonmooredesigns February 2, 2011 - 7:49 pm

Thanks for the response Hilary. I’m set up as a Business Page, so not trying to add on the personal profile. I had just copied and pasted the message that is on the Folksy application page on Facebook.

alisonmooredesigns February 3, 2011 - 6:13 pm

Hilary – you will be pleased to know that I’ve managed to sort it! Looks like it was having problems as I already had installed the Folksy app on my personal page before I set up my business page. All I had to do was remove the app and then reinstall it.
Thanks, Ally

Hilary February 4, 2011 - 8:17 am

That’s great Alison :)

Jay February 4, 2011 - 12:19 pm

Hi Hilary – I’ve been trying all ways to see if I’m contected through facebook now and I wondered should it show up on my page? I’m not seeing the plus symbol or am I going blind? Cheers Jay ps a great piece of joined up thinking! LOL http://www.facebook.com/redroaddesign#!/

Olga February 5, 2011 - 10:40 pm

Hi I am having trouble. Managed to add the Folksy App or at least I get the Tab in my Page but when I click on the Tab I get a browser error -“Internet Explorer has closed this webpage to help protect your computer – A malfunctioning or malicious add-on has caused Internet Explorer to close this webpage.”
Can someone help?

Arabella's Attic March 4, 2011 - 8:26 am

Hi I’ve been trying to install the Folksy App on my business page but am unable to get it to work. I think this is because I previously installed it on my personal page (when tabs were allowed). I think I need to remove the app from my personal page before it will work onn my business page but I can’t work out how to do this. Can anybody help?

as March 5, 2011 - 3:37 pm

i cannot get the folksy app at all to appear in my facebook i dont get any + sign either what am i doing wrong

Hilary March 7, 2011 - 2:22 pm

Hi everyone – Facebook have recently made alot of changes and I’ll need to get these instructions updated to reflect this – I’ll get to this as soon as I can.

To remove it from a personal profile you go to edit profile just beneath your name and then click on privacy settings. This is at the bottom of the list as a link in some grey writing.

Once in privacy settings click on ‘edit your settings’ under apps and websites which is at the bottom left of the screen.

Then click edit setttings and the list of apps will appear, then use the ‘x’ to delete it.

Kirsty March 12, 2011 - 9:42 pm

I can’t get this to work either but would prefer to add it to my personal profile as don’t want to keep track of two accounts???
Help Please

Hilary March 14, 2011 - 12:35 pm

It cannot be added to a personal profile, this is due to facebook not Folksy.

Dawn March 14, 2011 - 3:11 pm

I have a fan page already, “Polly Red Crafts” and cannot link it, I keep getting a message saying I have to switch to my personal profile. I don’t want the link on my personal page but my fan page, please help. I was looking into an e-commerce app the other day but would have to relist everything, far easier for me if i can link my existing folksy shop. Thanks in advance x

Dawn March 14, 2011 - 3:40 pm

I have managed to do by removing the app, under “privacy settings” (on my own page) and very hard to find!!. Logged out, deleted internet history and cookies etc then looged back in and finally got the option to add to Fan page again, this time it worked and i am up and running, hope this helps xx

Laura March 18, 2011 - 12:13 pm

I’ve deleted the app and cookies etc but when I click on the add to fan page, it won’t let me and comes up with:

“You do not admin any pages for which this application can be installed”

Can anyone help?

stacey April 1, 2011 - 10:02 am

It has taken me two days to do this,everytime I typed in my folksy name on my fan page to add app just took me straight back to my fan page,had to delete it and remove tab on app settings,something needs to be done as its quite faulty

Hilary April 1, 2011 - 1:44 pm

Stacey – I’m not sure at which point you have been getting stuck – could you open a support query and I can try and help out further – use the support link on the main site, top right. Thanks, Hilary @folksy

Courtney April 10, 2011 - 3:12 pm

Hi, can someone please help? I managed to add Folksy shop to my tab but it wont let me link it to my Folksy profile username and it keeps on saying I have to switch to my personal profile to do this… and once I clicked continue it just went back to my personal profile and its not working! Can someone please help? Thank you in advance!

Hilary April 11, 2011 - 9:39 am

You need to be using facebook as your profile in order to add it to your page – you will be given options of which page to add it to if you admin more than one. (you cannot add this application to your personal profile) – once you have clicked add to page you then need to go and look at your applications and follow the instructions above from there to activate the app.

Shell April 12, 2011 - 10:08 pm

Hi all,

Followed the instructions, after setting up a page on Facebook especially for both the app, and promotion.
Many thanks for the easy to follow instructions, which I found very easy to follow and carry out.

Feel free to have a look at my page – although not a right lot on it just yet, apart from some links.

sheridanart May 9, 2011 - 10:13 am

HELP! Please.. i am getting really frustrated and can’t work out why it won’t let me follow the instructions for setting up my folksy shop on my fan page sheridanart, i have the application and the button appears on my page on the left i click on in and it asks for my user name and then just says page not found or link broken. Any ideas??? What are tabs and where is the add button or arrows??? help much appreciated X

sheridanart May 9, 2011 - 10:17 am

Ignore last comment i have worked it out i was not in my personal profile! Doh X

fillyourdaywithsparkles May 9, 2011 - 8:48 pm

I have been struggling with adding it to my page HHHHEEEEEELLLLPPPP! I have follow all of the instructions and I usually get as far as clicking in the folksy store app, it asks me to enter my user name (which I do correctly) and the page just broken link. This is so frustrating. Any ideas????

sniffedbyspaniels May 11, 2011 - 4:52 pm

i’m having the same problem as Fill our days with sparkles, i know its installed i even have the tab but everytime i enter my folksy username it goes to varying error pages, generally telling me the page doesn’t exist.. i know i wasn’t searching for a page so i know its facebooks problem but i’m getting very frustrated trying to add my shop to my fan page.. heeelp!

sniffedbyspaniels May 11, 2011 - 4:53 pm

This is the error page i get when i click continue after adding my username :(

The page you requested was not found
You may have clicked an expired link or mistyped the address. Some web addresses are case sensitive.
Return home
Go back to the previous page

sniffedbyspaniels May 11, 2011 - 5:27 pm

i see one of the problems i’m having, i’m sort of working blind here, i just noticed the +tab instructions that it keeps sending me to is for the old facebook layout, that is probably why it keeps telling me the pages don’t exist anymore lol by the way i have added the tab but i’m being directed to some random pages lol x

sniffedbyspaniels May 11, 2011 - 5:28 pm

and in a flash it worked! lol i have no idea how but its all working now, thanks anyways x

LittleCurly May 16, 2011 - 9:18 pm

Cool, just add it on my Fanpage : Ella Parry.
Its looks great!!
Start to sell my cards today.

rufusdog52 May 21, 2011 - 12:00 pm

I have tried adding the app. It said it installed but when I go to edit page and look at apps its not there. It shows in my personal profile when I click on edit profile and go through some of the notifications but it isnt showing on the left had side at all in either my personal profile or my page I cant find out how to uninstall it either to start again.

rufusdog52 May 21, 2011 - 12:08 pm

Ignore the above post, have now managed to get it to work. link to my shop is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rufusdogs-Crafty-Shop/186969154686968?sk=app_129518313726191

Diane June 14, 2011 - 10:39 am

thanks for that X

Ellie Whitehead June 14, 2011 - 4:09 pm

Do you have to have 25 likes before you can add folksy app to your fan page – and is a fan page the same as a page?
I can’t get to grip with this at all!

Diane June 15, 2011 - 10:48 am

I cant get it to work at all

Lilacamy931 July 8, 2011 - 5:53 pm
SS Designs July 9, 2011 - 12:07 pm

I can not get it to work.

SS Designs July 9, 2011 - 12:09 pm

I keep going around in circles, enter usernme and it takes me to the page to install the app, but the app is installed.

Hilary July 12, 2011 - 10:52 am

Have you followed the instructions in the post above? After installation you have to click on edit page, then apps, then click add, it will then appear in your sidebar.

SS Designs July 17, 2011 - 9:38 am

hi Hilary, I have followed the instructions above and it does not work.

The App is installed on my page, but when I click on the app, it asks me to enter my user id here. Which I do. SSDesigns.

After which it does not work, it does nothing,and it fails to link my shop to my facebook page


SS Designs July 17, 2011 - 9:40 am

hi Hilary, it is this part of your instructions where I am.

‘Click on it and you will then need to simply enter your folksy username when prompted.’

I enter my username and the page goes to a blank page, and does nothing. It states that it needs to change to http rather than https to install it. I click on Continue, the url changes to http, but it does nothing. My screen says waiting for this app to respond.


rowan made August 27, 2011 - 9:08 am

Hi there, I’v just added the facebook-folksy link but when I’m on my fan page and click on the link it doesnt take me to folksy it asks me for my folksy name, when I type this in it tells me I already have this app. What am I doing wrong? :( Any help much appreciated. Rowan made.

rowan made August 27, 2011 - 9:22 am

I’v done it woohoo. Must have just needed some time off! Thanks, rowan made

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Janine (TwyLight Candles) September 20, 2011 - 7:38 am

wow – that was a really easy installation – ty :)

charlotte Done September 22, 2011 - 1:38 pm

brilliant! hooray!

Made by Faith Jewellery September 28, 2011 - 10:45 pm

That was so simple… here’s my page:


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