Create your own website as part of Aalto University
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Hub at aalto.fi||Spin-off site||Aalto Studios||Unigrafia|
|Basic site price (€)||Free||5,000||Free*||1,000-6,000|
|Extra features||Not available||Paid features||Paid features||Paid features|
|Contact||[email protected]||[email protected]|
*Consultation and site hosting, including help getting started, are free of charge.
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.
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.
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.