Enable or disable templates

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If you prefer to not use Sites templates in your domain, disable the Templates feature altogether:

  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. Click Google Apps > Sites. Where is it?
  3. Click Templates.
  4. Uncheck Enable custom templates and click Save Changes.

When users create a site, they no longer see any templates to choose from. In addition, the Publish site as a template option is no longer available on any site's Manage Site > General page.

To make templates available again (including any templates that were previously published in your domain's private gallery), just re-check this option.