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Design Guide

Logo (optional)

Logo will be displayed in the top area of the screen, just above the windows. As an alternative the logo can be designed as part of the background image. Size is optional.

Size of images in windows

Automatically adjusts and can be any size.

Size of background images in windows

Prize background: 760 x 160 pixel
Window background: 760 x 600 pixel (Minimum in terms of content)

Size of background images

Designing your own theme requires uploading 3 background images.
The image sizes are also specified under Design > Customize > Calendar frontpage in Advent Calendar.

Background image horizontal: 1680 x 1050 pixels (PC/Mac)
Background image vertical 1050 x 1680 pixels (Mobile/iPad)
Background image Facebook: 810 x 800 pixels (Facebook)

If you have a lot of content the Background image horizontal may be higher or you can fade the bottom of the image to a solid color. That way it will match up with the background color when scrolling is needed.

Can I edit the Advent Calendar in December?

Yes, the Advent Calendar can be fully edited throughout December. It doesn’t have to be entirely complete when it goes live on 1 December.

Can I have an advent calendar without questions?

Yes, in Advent Calendar you can choose between question and campaign mode for each window. It’s also possible to activate text answer.

Can I obtain text answer in addition to or instead of multiple choices?

Yes you can. Please contact us to have it activated.

The text answer is edited on the current window under supplementary questions. The text answer will be visible along with the other information you wish to obtain.

Can I change the share link to the calendar?

Yes you can. Please contact us to have it activated.

The sharing link is then specified under Settings > Sharing > Custom Sharing Link.

Please note that this will override standard functionality for sharing on social media and Tell a friend.

Can I use my own domain?

Yes you can. Please contact us to have it activated.

Create a CNAME subdomain for the domain you want. Shorten the waiting time by setting TTL (Time to live) to e.g. 5 minutes.

Then go to Settings > General > Advanced and enter your URL.

Can I draw winners?

It’s possible to both draw winners on a daily basis while the calendar is active or across the entire period when it’s completed. You can set up either manual or automatic drawing. The automatic draw takes place at 01:00 on the day following day. We don’t publish winners automatically by default – they must be approved by you first.

You can also publish the winner of yesterday’s draw directly on the calendar window. To publish winners, select Frontpage > Winners and the day on which you’d like to publish the winners. Choose whether you want to show the correct answer to the question alongside the winner’s name. There is also space to write your own custom text.

Tip: Pay recognition to the winner with a personal greeting in the text field. Maybe they’ve won a prize that’s worth sharing more about?

I drew the wrong winner. Now what?

You can delete an already approved winner and then draw a new one. Go to Frontpage > Winners, select the correct date at the top and click the Delete icon next to the winner.

Facebook Problem Solver

1/10: Remove "Advent Calendar" app from Facebook

Go to Facebook > Your Facebookpage > Settings > Templates and Tabs.
Scroll down to “Advent Calendar” and expand the tab by clicking settings.

Remove the “Advent Calendar” app by turning it off.

Remember to click save!

Always start by removing the “Advent Calendar” app from Facebook.

2/10: Age restriction

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Go to Facebook > Your Facebookpage > Settings > General.
Check if age restriction is set to all (13+). If not, set it temporarily to all (13+), install the “Advent Calendar” app, and then turn the age restriction back on.

The age restriction prohibits installation.

3/10: Country restriction

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Go to Facebook > Your Facebookpage > Settings > General.
Check if country restriction is set to all (visible to all). If not, set it temporarily to all (visible to all), install the “Advent Calendar” app, and then turn the country restriction back on.

Country restiction prohibits installation.

4/10: Install app on Facebook

Go to Advent calendar > Publish options > Facebook. Press “Install Facebook app”. Select which Facebookpage you want the app to run on and add the tab.

Always delete the old installation beforehand.

5/10: Lack of permissions

If you receive a permission error when installing “Advent Calendar” on Facebook, you are probably logged in with the wrong account. 

NB! The Facebookpage must have more than 2000 followers.

Log out (from Facebook) and try again with another account.

You must have admin permissions to install apps on Facebook.

6/10: Sharing information is wrong or out of date

Go to Facebook debugger.

Type the url to your Advent calendar and click “Debug”. Hit the button “Scrape Again” or “Scrape” depending on earlier actions.

Facebook will update the sharing title, content and image.

Keeping Facebook in sync with your Advent calendar.

7/10: I can't find the Advent calendar on mobile devices

Facebook doesn’t support tabs on mobile devices. When sharing the Advent calendar on Facebook you need to use the correct sharing-url. It consists of your Advent calendar url + /share, eg: https://make.adventcalendar.com/share

All you need to do is add /share to the url you’re sharing.

8/10: How do I change name on a Facebook tab?

The tab title can be changed here: Facebook > Settings > Templates and Tabs. Press settings on “Advent Calendar” > Edit settings. Insert your new title and hit save.

Remember to click save!

You can change the tab image as well.

9/10: How do I change the order of tabs?

The tabs are is located here: Facebook > Settings > Templates and Tabs. Scroll down to the list of tabs. Use the icon to the left of the tab name, and drag it up or down in the menu

You can’t place a tab above the startpage and you can’t set a tab as the startpage.

Move Advent Calendar to the top of the menu in desember.

10/10: Can I change what is shared on Facebook?

It is fully possible to edit this text under Settings > Social Media > Sharing Title and Sharing Description.

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