Instructions for Websites

Creating a website

You can create several websites if necessary. NOTE: If you want to use another website that is already in the platform as a basis for your new website, please send an email to www-tuki@univaasa.fi

  1. Sign in at univaasa.fi/register/en
  2. Enter a carefully chosen name for your website and press the tab key.
  3. Enter a carefully chosen address for your website and press the tab key.
  4. Select Create site and wait. A link to your website will appear to this same page.
  5. To open the website, select View dashboard.

Adding pages to a website

A website can consist of several pages.

  1. In the top toolbar, select New > Page.
  2. Enter a suitable title for your page (Add title).
  3. In Page Attributes, choose the settings for your page.
    • If you want the page to be a main level page, check that under Parent it says no parent.
    • If you want the page to be a subpage of another, under Parent choose the superordinate page.
  4. Click the Save Draft button, and move on to Adding content to a page.

Adding content to a page – Content blocks

You can add content to a page with the content editor and/or as content blocks. Content added to the content editor will be displayed first on the page. Content blocks will be displayed after that. You can modify the order of the different content blocks. A page can have several content blocks of the same type. There are five different types of content blocks.

 

Banner You can add an image element with a title and content.
Columns With columns, you can display content (text, images, and so on) in several columns side by side.
Feed You can feature other content on your page (for example, news or events).
Link columns You can display content as image boxes with links to subpages of your choice.
Schedule You can display the timetable of an event or a course.

Adding a banner

You can add an image element with a title and content.

  1. In the top toolbar, select Edit page.
  2. Under Content blocks, select Add row > Banner.
  3. Enter a Title, a Subtitle and/or Description for the banner.
  4. If you want to add buttons:
    • Enter a Button Text and a Button Link that opens the destination of your choice.
    • If you want to add/remove buttons, click the plus/minus sign on the right.
    • If you want to change the order, drag the boxes by their number to rearrange them.
  5. Choose a theme colour (Theme).
  6. If you want to add a background image:
    • Select Add Image.
    • Choose an image from the media library or upload a new image by dragging the file to the Upload Files window. NOTE: The image should be of good quality, horizontal and at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.
    • Enter an alternative text (Alt Text) to describe the purpose of the image.
    • Click the Select button.
    • In Overlay, choose whether the image is covered with the theme colour or not.
      NOTE: An overlay colour can enhance the readability of text that is placed over a light-coloured image, for example.
  7. Select Update.

Using columns

With columns, you can display content (text, images, and so on) in several columns side by side.

  1. In the top toolbar, select Edit page.
  2. Under Content blocks, select Add row > Columns.
  3. Enter a Title, a Subtitle and/or Description for the columns.
  4. Choose the number of columns to display side by side (Columns Per Row).
  5. To add a column, select Add Column.
  6. Enter a Title for the column. You can also choose an Icon for the column.
  7. If you want to enter text, use the content block editor (Content).
  8. If you want to upload other content:
    • Select Add Media.
    • Choose the content from the media library or upload a new file by dragging it to the window.
  9. Select Update.

Adding a feed to feature content

With a feed, you can feature other content on your page (e.g. news or events).

  1. In the top toolbar, select Edit page.
  2. Under Content blocks, select Add row > Feed.
  3. Enter a Title, a Subtitle and/or Description for the feed.
  4. If you want to feature content of a certain category or categories:
    • Select the categories to feature.
    • Choose the maximum number of items (Limit) for each category.
    • Choose the number of items to display side by side (Items Per Row).
  5. If you instead want to feature some specific content:
    • In Items, select Add Item.
    • Choose the content you want to feature.
    • If you want to change the order, drag the boxes by their number to rearrange them.
  6. If you want to add buttons:
    • Select Add Button.
    • Enter a Button Text and a Button Link that opens the destination of your choice.
    • If you want to add/remove buttons, click the plus/minus sign on the right.
    • If you want to change the order, drag the boxes by their number to rearrange them.
  7. Choose a theme colour (Theme).
  8. Select Update.

Using link columns

You can display content as image boxes with links to subpages of your choice.

  1. In the top toolbar, select Edit page.
  2. Under Content blocks, select Add row > Link Columns.
  3. Enter a Title, a Subtitle and/or Description for the link columns.
  4. Choose the number of items to display side by side (Items Per Row).
  5. Create a link column.
    • In Items, select Add Item.
    • Enter a Text and a Link that opens the destination of your choice.
    • Enter a Description for the link column.
    • If you want to add a background image:
      • Select Add Image.
      • Choose an image from the media library or upload a new image by dragging the file to the Upload Files window.
      • Enter an alternative text (Alt Text) to describe the purpose of the image.
      • Click the Select button.
    • If you want to change the order, drag the boxes by their number to rearrange them.
  6. If you want to add buttons:
    • Select Add Button.
    • Enter a Button Text and a Button Link that opens the destination of your choice.
    • If you want to add/remove buttons, click the plus/minus sign on the right.
    • If you want to change the order, drag the boxes by their number to rearrange them.
  7. Choose a theme colour (Theme).
  8. Select Update.

Creating an event

You can add events to the calendar of your website.

  1. In the top toolbar, select Edit page.
  2. In the main navigation menu on the left, select EventsAdd New.
  3. Enter a suitable title for your event (Add title).
  4. If you want to enter text, use the event content editor (Content).
  5. If you want to upload other content to the event:
    • Select Add Media.
    • Choose the content from the media library or upload a new file by dragging it to the window.
  6. In Event Fields, enter the Start Date, Start Time, End Date, End Time and Location for the event.
  7. Choose Categories that describe your event.
    • If you want to select a category that already exists, select it from the list on the right.
    • If you want to add a new category:
      • Select Add new category.
      • Enter the new category.
      • If you want to set a superordinate category for the new category, select one from the Parent Category list.
      • Click the Add New Category button.
  1. If you want to set an image that describes your event:
    • On the right, select Set featured image.
    • Choose an image from the media library or upload a new image by dragging the file to the Upload Files window.
    • Enter an alternative text (Alt Text) to describe the purpose of the image.
    • Click the Select button.
  2. Select Publish.

Visualising schedules

You can display the timetable of an event or a course.

  1. In the top toolbar, select Edit page.
  2. Under Content blocks, select Add row > Schedule.
  3. Enter a Title, a Subtitle and/or Description for the schedule.
  4. Add the Events to display.
    • Select Add Item.
    • Choose an Event.
    • Enter the Time of the event.
    • Enter a Description for the event.
    • In Link to Event Page, you can choose whether to link to the event page or not.
  5. If you want to add buttons:
    • Select Add Button.
    • Enter a Button Text and a Button Link that opens the destination of your choice.
    • If you want to add/remove buttons, click the plus/minus sign on the right.
    • If you want to change the order, drag the boxes by their number to rearrange them.
  6. Choose a theme colour (Theme).
  7. Select Update.

Modifying the order of content blocks

If you have used content blocks, you can easily modify the order in which content is displayed on a page.

  1. In the top toolbar, select Edit page.
  2. Scroll to the part you want to modify.
  3. Modify the order of content blocks (or buttons, columns etc. within them) by dragging the boxes by their number to rearrange them.
  4. Select Update.

Publishing blog or other posts on a website

If you need both a website and a blog, i.e. you want to present both static information and publish topical posts, create a website and publish your blog posts on a page incorporated into it. If you publish as posts also other content (e.g. news in addition to blog posts), use categories to separate the different types of posts. You can also feature posts of a certain category with a content block.

  1. In the top toolbar, under the name of your website select Dashboard.
  2. In the main navigation menu on the left, select Settings > Reading.
  3. In Your homepage displays, select the front page (Homepage) and blog page (Posts page) for your website.
  4. Select Save Changes.

Read the following instructions.

  1. Creating a post
  2. Adding a feed to feature content

Deleting certain content or a page

You can remove content or pages from your website.

  1. In the top toolbar, select Edit page.
  2. If you want to delete content from the page:
    • Scroll to the part you want to delete.
    • Delete content blocks (or buttons, columns etc. within them) by clicking the minus sign on the right.
    • Select Update.
  3. If you want to delete an entire page:
    • In the main navigation menu on the left, select Pages.
    • Choose the page(s) you want to delete.
    • In Bulk Actions, select Move to Bin.
    • Select Apply.

Deleting a website

You can remove your entire website.

  1. In the top toolbar, under the name of your website select Dashboard.
  2. In the main navigation menu on the left, select Tools > Delete site.
  3. Select I’m sure I want to permanently disable my site…
  4. Click the Delete My Site Permanently button.
  5. Open the link you receive in an email to confirm that you want the entire website deleted.