About Site templates
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Rather than building new sites from scratch, users in your domain can start with a Site template. A Site template has pre-built pages that sport a design, structure, and content suited to a particular purpose. Anyone using a template starts with their own copy of it, that they can add to and revise however they want. With templates, people in your organization can share good designs, build sites more quickly, and promote a common look for sites on your corporate or school intranet.
Google provides a number of templates in a public gallery, while users in your domain can publish templates to your domain's private gallery. For example, a corporate manager might create a Product Rollout template for planning product launches, a teacher might share a template for posting course information, a school group could publish its Events template, and so on. The templates you publish appear in your private gallery where they're available to everyone in your domain.
As a Google Apps administrator you can:
- Organize templates in categories
Store your domain's templates in categories where people can easily find a particular type of site.
- Create a default blank template for your domain
Include your logo or some other common element in every new blank site.
- Highlight templates you want to feature
Select which templates users see on the site creation page, without having to browse the gallery.
- Disable templates in your domain
Remove the ability for users to use or publish Site templates.
Any user in your domain can: