Get started with Sites
1. Create your site
Let’s begin by creating and naming your site.
In this section, you learn how to:
Choose an option:
Note: All Sites are stored in Drive. For more information on using Drive to organize your files, see Get started with Drive.
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.
Name different parts of your site:
|Site document name—Enter a unique name to keep track of your site. The site document name is only visible to you.|
|Site name—The site name 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 name to appear.|
|Page title—Each page in your site has a title, which appears at the top of the page. The page title also appears in the navigation menu.|
On the right, click Layouts and choose a different layout for your sections.
Choose a look for your site. Each theme comes with a preset background, color scheme, and font selection. You can adjust fonts, colors, and the background later, and you can always change the theme after the site is created. If you need to make any changes, click Undo , or Redo .
|Change the background image:
|Change the header type:
|Change the theme and font style:
Add pages for more content. Keep related information together by nesting pages. Nested pages appear as a subtopic of another page.
Reorder or nest pages:
Note: You can only nest a page five levels deep.
Choose page options:
Under Pages, select a page and next to it, click More and choose an option:
If you've more than one page, visitors to your site use the navigation menu to jump to different pages. By default, the navigation menu is at the top of your site. In the top-right corner, click your homepage to see the menu.
You can move the navigation menu to the left side if you want, but you need to have one or more pages on your site to change where it appears.
Select a navigation mode:
- Point to the site name and click Navigation settings Top navigation or Side navigation.
- (Optional) To move the pages in the navigation menu, see 1.5 Add, reorder, and nest pages.