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Create your own website as part of Aalto University

What options do you have if you want to build a separate website? We present a number of solutions for different purposes.
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Website options

  • Hub at aalto.fi
  • Drupal spin-off site
  • Aalto Studios' Wordpress site
  • Unigrafia's WordPress site

Hub at aalto.fi

For small scale projects fully part of Aalto University where no budget is allocated, a hub at aalto.fi is recommended. It runs on Drupal, one of the most popular CMS solutions, and keeps the same look and feel as well as all the components made available for aalto.fi. With the current navigation options, it will take the form of a mini-site inside the umbrella site i.e. aalto.fi. No custom-made solutions​ are possible though. The domain will read as www.aalto.fi/name.

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Drupal spin-off site

Drupal spin-off sites powered by Aalto University guarantee high accessibility and security standards. They follow modern web trends and offer a unique look while at the same time bear visual relation with aalto.fi​. They also include the possibility to use all the current components available at aalto.fi. Lastly, they have their own top navigation and a number of custom-made solutions —from colours to logo and additional paid features. The domain will read as name.aalto.fi.

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Aalto Studios' Wordpress site

The Web Studio at Aalto Studios offers consultation services on digital communication solutions for choosing the most suitable platforms and products. In this respect, they can help you learn to create and maintain your own WordPress website. Occasionally, they develop custom software as either stand-alone products or add-ons to existing platforms.

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Unigrafia's WordPress site

Unigrafia offers a tailor-made approach for the creation of a website. It includes both website development and visual identity from scratch. Unigrafia aims to provide a solution with all the necessary features required to duly communicate digitally. The tool used for content editing is WordPress, one of the most popular CMS solutions in the world for its simplicity and large number of available plugins.

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Website comparison

  Hub at aalto.fi Spin-off site Aalto Studios Unigrafia
CMS solution Drupal Drupal WordPress WordPress
Basic site price (€) Free 5,000 Free* 1,000-6,000
Extra features Not available Paid features Paid features Paid features 
Example site https://www.aalto.fi/en/creative-sustainability http://acre.aalto.fi/ https://studios.aalto.fi/
https://qtf.fi
iit-project.eu/
http://erifore.eu
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*Consultation and site hosting, including help getting started, are free of charge.

Server

Drupal sites are hosted using Aalto servers, keeping the data safe and local. It is the same case for Aalto Studios WordPress websites. WordPress sites done by Unigrafia are hosted by Seravo Oy who keeps the Wordpress version updated and the site data-secure. Regardless of the website option you choose, the website coordinator will help you through the process of server hosting.

Domain

New domains are reserved during the website creation process. If the site is to be in the format name.aalto.fi, Aalto Communication services shall approve your choice of domain before Aalto IT creates the domain name. If the domain already exists and you want to continue to use it in a newly create site, Aalto IT will redirect it.

Online analytics

If there is a clear need for it, and an intent to actively make use of web analytics, Google Analytics can be installed to the website. Online analytics will give you insights on page views, traffic sources, user behaviour, searched terms and much more. Read more.

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Communications Services

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