Creating a Facebook Page

This free lesson offers step-by-step instructions on creating a Facebook business page.

What is a Facebook page?

Many companies and organizations now use Facebook pages instead of creating their own websites, or as another way to connect with the people who use their services. A Facebook page allows you to post basic information about your organization on Facebook. Once you've created a page, you can then invite people to like the page and share posts and updates with them. Anyone who likes the page can also leave reviews, ask questions, and more.

Visit the GCFLearnFree.org Facebook page to see how we use this feature to share updates about the site and answer questions from our users.

To create a Facebook page:

You must already have your own Facebook account before you can create a Facebook page. If you don't have an account, review our lesson on Getting Started with Facebook.

  1. Click the drop-down arrow on the toolbar, then select Create Page.
    screenshot of Facebook
  2. A list of categories will appear. Select the relevant category, enter the basic information for your organization, then click Get Started.
    screenshot of Facebook
  3. The setup form will appear. Enter the requested information, then follow the steps to create your Facebook page.
    screenshot of Facebook
  4. The Facebook page will appear. From here, you can customize your page, invite people to like the page, create posts, and much more.
    the created facebook page

Customizing a Facebook page

There are many ways to customize the appearance of your Facebook page. Here are some basic tips that will help to make your page look more polished and professional.

Using a Facebook page

Before you can share anything on the page's Timeline, you'll need to make sure you're using Facebook as the page administrator. To do this, sign in to your personal Facebook account, click the drop-down arrow on the toolbar, and select the page name below Your Pages.

switching to a Facebook page

Adding page administrators

After you create a Facebook page, you will be the only person who is allowed to edit the page information and post updates to the page's Timeline. However, if you'd like to give other people permission to do these things, you can add them as page administrators. To add a page administrator, click Settings near the top-right, then select Page Roles.

adding page admins

Managing a Facebook page

While there are many ways to manage a page, these tips should help you get started.

Additional resources

If you want even more information on Facebook pages, we recommend these resources: