Create your first site with Google Sites (2024)

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Create your first site with Google Sites (2)On this page

  • Create a site
  • Add and organize pages in your site
  • Add text and images to a page
  • Change how yoursite looks
  • Preview your site
  • Let people review your site


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Create a site

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When you create a new site, it's added to Drive, just like other Drive files. Sites automatically saves every change you make, but your site isn’t public until you publish it.

Create and name your site

The name you create here is the document name that appears in Google Drive. The document name is only visible to you.

  1. Choose an option:

    • From the Sites homepage, at the top, clickBlank, or to choose a template, clickTemplate gallery and select a template.
    • From Google Drive, clickNew Create your first site with Google Sites (5)MoreCreate your first site with Google Sites (6)Google Sites.
  2. At the top left, enter a document name foryour site and press Enter.

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Add a site title

The site title appears in the header and in the web or mobile window title bar after you publish the site. You need to have 2 or more pages in your website for your site title to appear.

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. In the top left, click Enter site name.
  3. Enter the name of your site.
  4. Press Enter or Return.
Create your first site with Google Sites (8)

Create your first site with Google Sites (9) Site document name

Create your first site with Google Sites (10) Site title

Create your first site with Google Sites (11) Page title

Learn more at the Google Sites Help Center

Add and organize pages in your site

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Add a page

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Pages.
  3. At the bottom right, hover overAddCreate your first site with Google Sites (13).
  4. Click NewpageCreate your first site with Google Sites (14).
  5. Enter the page name.
  6. Click Done.
  7. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

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Move a page

You can move a page under another page to create a subpage.

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Pages.
  3. Drag the page where you want to move it.
  4. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Create a new subpage

To create a new subpage, click Pages.Then, choose a page and click MoreCreate your first site with Google Sites (16)Create your first site with Google Sites (17)Addsubpage.

Tip: You can create up to 5 levels of sub pages.

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Copy or delete a page

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Pages.
  3. On the page you want to duplicate or delete, click MoreCreate your first site with Google Sites (19).
    • To copy a page, choose Duplicate page.
    • To delete a page, choose Delete.
      • Tip: You can recover deleted pages by restoringto a previous version.
  4. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

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Learn more at the Google Sites Help Center

Add text and images to pages

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Add text or headings

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. On the right, click Insert Create your first site with Google Sites (22) Text box.
  3. In the menu, click the Down arrow Create your first site with Google Sites (23)Create your first site with Google Sites (24)choose the text, heading, or title style you want.
  4. Add your text to the box.
  5. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

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You can also add a banner to your site. Learn how at the Google Sites Help Center.

Add an image

You can add images in .png, .jpg, or .gif format. Follow the image usage guidelines.

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. On the right, click Insert Create your first site with Google Sites (26) Images.
  3. Choose where to get your image.
  4. Choose an image and click Open orSelect.
  5. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

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Add a section layout

  1. On your computer, go to a site in new Google Sites.
  2. On the right, clickInsert.
  3. Under "Content Blocks," drag the layout you want to your page.
  4. Add text, images, docs, or videos.
  5. At the top right, clickPublish.

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Continue designing your page

You can add many more elements to a page In Google Sites, such as:

  • Collapsible text
  • Buttons
  • Search bar
  • Image carousel
  • Social media links
  • And much more!

Learn how at the Google Sites Help Center

Change how your site looks

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Add a pre-made theme

  1. On a computer, open a site innew Google Sites.
  2. At the right, clickThemes.
  3. Under "Created by Google," select a pre-made theme.

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Add a custom theme

  1. On a computer, open a site in Google SitesCreate your first site with Google Sites (31).
  2. On the right panel, clickThemes.
  3. Under "Custom," select Create themeCreate your first site with Google Sites (32).
  4. Enter a name for your theme.
  5. SelectNext.
    • You can also add a logo and banner image.
  6. Select a color paletteCreate your first site with Google Sites (33)Next.
    • To choose specific colors for different parts of your site, selectCustomize colors.
  7. Choose your fonts.
  8. SelectCreate theme.
    • In the right panel, you can continue to customize your theme.

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Import a theme from another site

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Themes.
  3. Under "Custom," select Import themeCreate your first site with Google Sites (35).
  4. Select any siteCreate your first site with Google Sites (36)Select atheme.
  5. Click Import theme.

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Learn more at the Google Sites Help Center

Preview your site

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  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the top, click Preview Create your first site with Google Sites (39).
  3. At the bottom right, choose a layout option.
  4. To exit, at the bottom right, click ExitCreate your first site with Google Sites (40).

Let people review your site

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Before publishing your site, you can let people review and edit your site.

Important: If you use a Google Account through work or school, your admin may limit your ability to add an editor.

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the top, click Share Create your first site with Google Sites (42).
  3. Under Share with people and groups, enter an email address.
  4. Click Editor.
    • Editors with a non-Google account can view a draft of your site, but cannot edit it.
    • To view a draft, an Editor with a non-Google account must enter a verification code. You receive an email with this code when you’re invited to be an editor.
    • Editors with a Google account can view and edit your site without a verification code.
  5. Click Done.

Learn more at the Google Sites Help Center

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