Drupal: Aalto.fi website

Aalto.fi website: Drupal instructions

The content management system of aalto.fi is Drupal. On this page, you can find news and blog posts as well as instructions on how to make most out of editing the site.

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

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First steps in Drupal

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Editing rights to aalto.fi website

The personnel of Aalto University updates the site.

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Beginner's guide to Drupal

This guide is a portal to instructional content for new editors at aalto.fi.


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 webpages with search engine optimisation (SEO). Read on!

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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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General writing guidelines for articles in English

How to write and edit English-language press releases and news.

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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!


Additional support

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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.

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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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What is a ribbon and how to use it on Aalto.fi?

In this article is described how to use the ribbon component as navigation panel on Aalto.fi.
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Drupal spin-off sites

Learn about how you can get your own Drupal website based on aalto.fi
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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.

Aalto.fi tutorial videos and guidelines

Aalto.fi site structure

This page will help you get to know the aalto.fi platform and its features.

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How to create an event at aalto.fi

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

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How to create and edit an article page at aalto.fi

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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Liftups visualise content

Here, you'll find a short description of and a link to the different liftup components available to you at aalto.fi. With them, you can visualise and highlight the versatile content on the site.

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Tagging content at aalto.fi

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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Profiles at aalto.fi

On this page you will find more information on the personnel profiles used at the aalto.fi website.

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