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Turn on new Sites for users

As an administrator, you can turn new Sites on or off for people in your organization. We recommend that you enable new Sites for your organization, due to the upcoming Transition from classic Sites to new Sites.

Before you begin

Make sure that Sites and Google Drive are turned on for the users who you want to use Sites. For instructions, go to View which apps are turned on for a user, group, or organizational unit. If needed, turn Sites on for users and turn Drive on for users.

Control who uses new Sites in your organization

Before you begin: To turn a service on or off for certain users, put their accounts in an organizational unit (to control access by department) or add them to an access group (to allow access for users across or within departments).

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenGoogle Workspaceand thenSites.
  3. Click New Sites.
  4. Click Site creation and editing.
    By default, Users can edit sites and Allow users to create new sites are enabled.
  5. Make sure that these settings are enabled for the organizational units you want them enabled for.
  6. (Optional) For the organizational units you don’t want creating or editing in Sites, turn off these settings and click Save.
Changes can take up to 24 hours but typically happen more quickly. Learn more

Next steps

If you’re preparing for the classic Sites transition, after you enable creation and editing of sites in new Sites, disable site creation in classic Sites. Follow the steps under Disable creating classic Sites.

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