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Aalto.fi website instructions

On this page, you can find news and blog posts about the project, as well as instructions on how to make most out of aalto.fi. Please note, that some content, such as internal news, is only visible for logged-in users.

The aalto.fi project is part of the university's digitalisation project and it spans over four years. The project for renewing aalto.fi was kick-started at the end of 2017 with moving all aalto.fi site content and integrating Inside to the new content management system. The aim of the project is to create a digital extension of our campus – a communications platform – which provides an easy starting point for everyone’s day. Finding information and sharing it, performing tasks, as well as finding people, is made as easy as can be.

Should you have any feedback regarding the new site, please send it to [email protected].

Art piece from exhibition Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors in 2013, yellow threads stretched and "floating" between two points in an angle. Photo by Aalto University / Mikko Raskinen

Useful information in creating content

Get to know the different components that make your content appealing. Have a read through the guidelines for writing news articles that catch the reader's attention right from the title on.

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Components: how to create content for aalto.fi?

Get to know the aalto.fi components for creating versatility and visuality in delivering your content.

Computer code projected onto a wall and over a person's shirt who stands in front of the wall. Photo: Aalto University / Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Make pages findable in searches with SEO

Boost your web pages with search engine optimisation (SEO). Read on!

Väre building in the campus. Inside shot of natural light filled dark wood staircase criss-crossing in white surroundings. Light through skylights. Photo by Aalto University / Tuomas Uusheimo

Pictures: how to add them and ALT text importance

How to upload and use pictures in different content types explained. on aalto.fi: What size should the pictures be in? How should they be named? What is the meaning of ALT text, etc. Read on!

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How to write a news article

Brush up on your news writing in English to catch the readers’ attention.


Aalto.fi blog

The blog, dedicated to aalto.fi, offers information about the development process and updates of the newest features and functions added to the site. Follow the blog and keep abreast of the latest developments!

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Automatic liftups wizardry

Trying to create automatic newsfeeds or list your upcoming events? The second blog post in the series about liftup components presents automatic liftups.
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Connecting your content with a single liftup

Liftups are the core of aalto.fi structure. With them, you can connect content and visualize your page. Read more on how to use single liftup component in a creative way!
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Launching the new aalto.fi

The new, renewed aalto.fi has been launched in stages starting in the beginning of October. The launch process begins with publishing one of the main hubs, Study at Aalto, which has not been visible on the new site before now.
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Siteimprove helps you polish the content

Siteimprove is a tool that helps the editors in improving the quality of the content. It automatically scans the pages, and seeks for improvements, such as broken links and misspellings.

Aalto.fi tutorial videos and guidelines

In addition to the Drupal components, you have aalto.fi tutorial videos to guide you in easy steps on how to create your content.

See all Drupal guidelines for help in creating your content.

Aalto.fi tutorial – site structure

This tutorial video, together with other ones to follow, will help you get to know the aalto.fi platform and its features.

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Aalto.fi tutorial – create an event

Event pages offer a set of functionalities to help you address all the necessary information to users.

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Aalto.fi tutorial – create an article page

An article page can be used to present any type of information or content. The topic can be, for example, collaboration options, a certain research area or architecture in Otaniemi. Here's how to do that.

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Aalto.fi tutorial – liftups

We introduce a new component – liftup – that links one page to another. This tutorial explains how to do that, and automatically feed content by using the liftup component.

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Aalto.fi tutorial – content tagging

To help the end users find interesting content, Content tags are used to this end. With tags, users can search and filter content and discover new things.

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