Compare Classic Sites & New Sites

To help you decide between using New Sites or Classic Sites, use the charts below. 

Design & organize

 
  Classic
Sites
New 
Sites
Templates: Use a pre-designed template for your site. Yes No
Themes: Use a pre-designed theme for your site. Yes Yes
Custom design: Create a custom design for your site. Yes No
Mobile-friendly: Your site automatically adjust to the best layout for a computer, phone, or tablet. No Yes
Logo: Add a logo to your site. Yes Yes
Copy a page: Create a new page by copying an existing page. Yes Yes
Add sub pages: Add multiple sub pages under any other page. Unlimited 5 sub pages

 

View & edit

  Classic
Sites
New 
Sites
Use your own web address: Make your site appear at a web address you already own. Yes Work & school users only
Site permissions: Decide who can see or edit your site. Yes Yes
Page-level permissions: Decide who can see or edit individual pages on your site. Yes No
Comments: Add a section to a page where site visitors can add comments. Yes No
Browser support: View and edit a site with any browser that works with G Suite. Yes No

 

Analytics & accessibility

 
  Classic
Sites
New 
Sites
Google Analytics: Use Google Analytics with your site. Yes Yes
Analytics: Use other analytics services with your site. Yes No
Screen readers: Use screen readers with your site. Yes Yes
Keyboard shortcuts: Use keyboard shortcuts with your site. Yes Yes

 

Storage

 
  Classic
Sites
New 
Sites
Storage limits: You have storage and file limits. Yes No
Drive: Your site is part of Drive, but doesn't count toward your storage limits. No Yes

 

For admins

 
  Classic
Sites
New 
Sites
Sites control: Turn Sites on or off. Yes Yes
Independent of other services: Control sharing, templates, and other settings independent of other services.  Yes No
Drive: Drive needs to be turned on for users, and sharing and publishing are based on your organizations Drive settings. No Yes
Support: Access G Suite core services. Yes Yes
Sites API: Use the Sites API. Yes No

 

 

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