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Add text, images & other content

Note: This article is for the new Google Sites ("Publish" button at the top right). Get help for the classic Google Sites.

You can personalize your site layout and content in Google Sites using text, images, documents, videos, maps, and calendars.

Note: To open the insert menu, you can also double-click your site.

Add text to your site
  1. Open a site in Google Sites.
  2. From the menu on the right, click Insert and then Text box.
  3. Add your text in the box that appears.
Add images to your site
  1. Open a site in Google Sites.
  2. From the menu on the right, click Insert and then Images.
  3. From here, you can:
    • Add images with a URL
    • Add images from Google Search
    • Add images from a photo album
    • Add images from Google Drive
  4. Click Upload or SELECT. The image will be added to your Site.

Note: You can also use an image from the Gallery as your top picture. Click the top image and then in the bottom left corner of the image, click Change image.

Add content from another website

You can embed websites, Apps Script, Data Studio, and App Maker. Some of these may ask you to sign in again before you can view the content.

  1. Open a site in Google Sites.
  2. From the menu on the right, click Insert and then Embed URL.
  3. Enter or paste the URL you want to embed.
  4. Choose if you want to embed the Whole page or a Preview.
  5. Click Insert.

Note: You might not be able to add whole pages or previews from all websites. Some websites won't let you embed them in your Site. If you can't add or preview content, contact the website's owner.

Add YouTube videos, calendars, and maps
  1. Open a site in Google Sites.
  2. From the menu on the right, click Insert.
  3. Under Google Embeds, choose from (click):
    • YouTubeSearch YouTube or add uploaded videos.
    • CalendarAdd a Google Calendar.
    • MapEnter a location on Google Maps.
  4. Select a video, calendar, or place.
  5. Click Select or Insert to add the content to your site.
Add Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, or Charts
  1. Open a site in Google Sites.
  2. From the menu on the right, click Insert.
  3. Under Google Docs, choose from:
    • Docs
    • Slides
    • Sheets
    • Forms
    • Charts
  4. Select a file and click Insert to add it to your Site.
Add files and folders from Google Drive
  1. Open a site in Google Sites.
  2. From the menu on the right, click Insert.
  3. Under "Google Drive," click From Drive.
  4. The "Select a file" or "Select a folder" menu will open.
  5. Select a file or folder from Drive.
  6. Click Insert. The file or folder will be added to your site.
Add a file from your computer

You can upload a .jpg, .png, or .gif image file from your computer.

Note: To add other file types, use Google Drive.

  1. On a computer, open a site in Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Insert and then Upload.
  3. Choose a file from your computer and then click Open.
  4. Optional: To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.
Add or change a footer

You can add text, images, links, or other items to the bottom of every page.

  1. On a computer, open a site in Google Sites.
  2. Point to the bottom of the page and click Add footer or Edit footer.
  3. Enter your text or make other edits.
    • To change the background, point at the highlighted box. At the left, click Section background Color.
  4. When done, click anywhere else on the page.

To hide the footer on a page, point to the footer, and at the bottom left, click Hide footer Preview.

Add HTML, CSS, or JavaScript code to your site
  1. On a computer, open a site in Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Insert and then  Embed.
  3. Click Embed code.
  4. Add your code, then click Next.
    • JavaScript code must be within <script> tags.
    • CSS code must be within <style> tags.
  5. Click Insert.
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