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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.

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 when delivering your content.

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Make pages findable in searches with SEO

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

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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

Adding images, ALT text, changing cropping and focal points

Uploading images and adding alternative (ALT) text for accessibility. Changing focal point will effect the way the image is cropped.

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Kuvituskuva näppäimistöstä. Kuvittaja: Ida-Maria Wikström.

General writing guidelines for articles in English

Find out how to write and edit English-language press releases and news — and how they differ in style, format and angle from texts written in Finnish.

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Siteimprove helps you polish the content

The tool automatically scans your pages, and seeks for improvements, such as broken links and misspellings, which you can then correct. Read on!

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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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Tips on using links, liftups and attachments

As web content creators, linking to other content is essential. This blog post shows three different ways to direct the user to more information.
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Aalto.fi page types

Want to learn more about a specific page type at aalto.fi? This blog post summarizes the most common page types and links to further instructions.
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Advanced tips on using images

Using images is a big part of content creating at aalto.fi. In this blog post, we’ll go more into depth regarding what kind of images to use for your content, how to modify the images so that they look good on any device and what to avoid when choosing an image for your page.
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Need help with your Drupal content?

There is an abundance of resources available to web editors at aalto.fi. Learn about online resources, trainings and meetups that will help you create great content.

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

When creating new content, you can use metadata, such as tagging, to help people to find your page. Metadata defines how the page will relate to other pages at aalto.fi and helps users find relevant content. This tutorial explains metadata for creating new content.

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Aalto.fi tutorial – profiles

This tutorial video will help you get to know how to handle profiles at aalto.fi

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The aalto.fi project is part of the university's digitalisation project and it spans over four years. The project for renewing aalto.fi 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.

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