This article is for administrators of the classic Google Sites (no Publish button at the top right). Get help for administrators of the new Google Sites.
If you have the legacy free edition of G Suite, upgrade to Google Workspace to get this feature.
If you prefer to not use Sites templates in your domain, disable the Templates feature altogether:
- From the Admin console Home page, go to AppsGoogle WorkspaceSites.
- Click Templates - classic Sites.
- Turn off Enable custom templates and click Save.
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 turn this option back on.