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Set up a Facebook profile

To Sign up for a Facebook profile, follow the steps bellow

  • Goto https://www.facebook.com/
  • Fill in the form, enter your name, mobile number or email, password, birthday, gender and ‘Sign up’
  • Once registered, you email or mobile number needs to be validated. A verification code will be send by email or Text message.
  • Once registered and validated you will be able to login to your profile.

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Facebook Page or Profile

Set up a Facebook page

To create a Facebook page, follow the steps bellow

  • YOU NEED A FACEBOOK PROFILE TO CREATE A FACEBOOK PAGE!
  • Login and goto your your Facebook profile
  • Click the upper right dropdown menu item and choose ‘Create page’ or goto https://www.facebook.com/pages/create directly
  • Choose ‘Company, organization or institution’
  • Choose ‘Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Enter your Lions Club name and continue

Switching between page and profile

  • Switch to your clubs page by clicking the upper right dropdown menu and choose your club from the list
  • Switch to your personal profile by clicking on your small profile picture in the upper right part of your screen.

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Facebook Page or Profile

Multilangual Facebook Page

Attention, Facebook in multiple languages is only available for Facebook pages and not for personal Facebook profiles!
Read more about Facebook pages & profiles in the Facebook resource pages

Step I – Prepare your Facebook page for multilangual content

To use the multilangual option, you need to enable this for your Facebook page. Read step by step the instructions below:

  1. Click ‘Settings’
  2. Look for the ‘Post in multiple languages’ option, click ‘Edit’
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  3. Be sure that the option ‘Allow people who manage this page to write posts in multiple languages’ is checked.
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STAP II – Write your multi language post

  1. Write your Facebook post in your language (English for this example)
  2. Click ‘Write post in another language’
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  3. Select the default language (in this case the text is written in ‘English’)
  4. Select the language you want to add (in this example ‘Dutch’). Based on the selected language a translation will be provided.
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  5. Change or overwrite the provided translation. Repeat the above steps to add more translations
  6. Publish your post
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In this example all English Facebook page visitors will only see the English version. Dutch visitors will only see the Dutch version!

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