Compare new Sites & classic Sites

We rebuilt Google Sites. In new Sites you can:

  • Create websites without programming experience or knowledge of code.
  • Invite other editors to collaborate in real time.
  • Automatically optimize for mobile or desktop so people can easily view your content anywhere.

Compare new Sites and classic Sites:

Design & organize

 
  New
Sites
Classic 
Sites
Usability: Create and manage your site on a simple and intuitive interface. Yes No
Draft and publish: View draft and published versions of your site. Yes No
Review changes: Preview edits before you publish them. Yes No
Modern site tiles: Use image carousel, placeholders, buttons, collapsible text, and more. Yes No
Cloud Search: Add a Cloud Search box to your site. Yes No
Site Info icon: Add a Contact Owner form and view the last updated date of a site. Yes No
Templates: Choose a predesigned template optimized for your site’s purpose. Yes Yes
Themes: Select from predesigned themes with different colors and fonts. Yes Yes
Custom design: Change colors, fonts, and other visual elements to better reflect your brand. In development Yes
Mobile-friendly: Adjust your site to the best layout for a computer, phone, or tablet. Yes No
Logo: Add a logo to your site. Yes Yes
Copy a page: Create a new page by copying an existing page. Yes Yes
Copy a site: Create a new site by copying an existing site. Yes Yes
Add subpages: Add multiple subpages under any other page. 5 levels of subpages Unlimited

 

View & edit

  New
Sites
Classic 
Sites
Custom web address: Set up your site to appear at a web address you already own.

Yes (always secure)

Yes (http only)
Google Domains: Use one-click integration to map a web address to a Google-managed domain. In development No
Site permissions: Decide who can access or edit your site. Yes Yes
Page-level permissions: Decide who can access or edit individual pages on your site. No Yes
Visitor comments: Add a section where visitors can add comments. No Yes
Editor comments: Collaborate with other editors on a draft site. In development No
Browser support: View and edit a site on any browser that works with Google Workspace.   Yes Yes

Analyze & access

 
  Classic
Sites
New 
Sites
Google Analytics: Analyze data and make better decisions about your site with Google Analytics. Yes Yes
Screen readers: Enable people with visual impairments to experience your site with screen readers. Yes Yes
Keyboard shortcuts: Save time on common tasks with keyboard shortcuts. Yes Yes

 

For admins

 
  New
Sites
Classic 
Sites
Sites control: Turn Sites on or off for your domain. Yes Yes
Edit and create permissions: Manage users’ ability to edit and create sites within your domain. Yes Yes
Control settings: Control who shares sites, templates, and other settings. Some controls for new Sites are based on your organization’s Drive settings. Yes Yes
Drive: Your site is part of Drive, but doesn't count toward your storage limits. Yes No
Drive API: Access sites programmatically.  Yes No
Sites API: Allow your apps to modify content within a Google Site. In development Yes
Vault: Retain, hold, search, and export data for your organization’s retention and eDiscovery needs. Yes No

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