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Aalto.fi tutorial – liftups

Duplicate or expired content and dead-ends are common issues for editors with multifaceted websites, such as aalto.fi. We now introduce a new component – liftup – that links one page to another, to help editors with their work. This tutorial explains how to do that, and automatically feed content by using the liftup component.
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Usually, links are created manually by linking one page to another. The liftup component allows you to create a relationship between pages and the Drupal platform makes sure the link is up-to-date and working if changes are made to the linked page. Whenever the content on the linked page changes, the link will work without a need for a manual update. Liftups can be used with a variety of content, including hubs, events, research groups, and user profiles.

Automatic vs. Manual liftups

There are two main content liftup types – automatic and manual.

The manual liftups are used to direct users towards the key content sections of the site, and can be seen as navigational items or links. With manual liftups, you manually select one or more pages where you want to guide the users to. The component displays the links automatically, including the title, main image, and summary.

The automatic liftup is used to display content, such as news and events, as a feed. It shows the most recent items that match the liftup settings. For example, if you want to show the latest news related to a certain topic, you can set an automatic liftup to find all news with tags related to that topic. The component will display the most recent items.

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Screenshot of Manual liftup component with Medium display mode, Drupal guidelines

Manual liftups

The component offers you three display modes: small, medium, and accordion. Why not try them out!

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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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Check out the previous tutorials:

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 – 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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