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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.

You can learn more about liftups in our upcoming tutorials How to build a manual liftup feed and How to build an automatic liftup feed.

User profiles can also be shown OR highlighted with a liftup, which you can learn more about from the tutorial How to build a people liftup feed coming up later.

Stay tuned for more tutorials! While you’re waiting, check out the previous ones:

Aalto.fi tutorial – content tagging

To help the end users find interesting content, Content tags are used to this end. With tags, users can search and filter content and discover new things.

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Aalto.fi tutorial – new site structure

This tutorial video, together with other ones to follow in the near future, will help you get to know the new platform – aalto.fi – and its features.

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