Add or edit text & images

Note: This section is for new Google Sites (at the bottom right, you'll see Create Create). Get help with classic Google Sites.

Add text, headings, or titles to your site

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. On the right, click Insert and then Text box.
  3. In the menu, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and then choose the text, heading, or title style you want.
  4. Add your text to the box.
  5. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Change how your text looks

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. Click the text you want to change.
  3. In the menu, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and then choose the text style you want.
  4. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Format your text

You can change how your text looks, add numbered or bulleted lists, or insert links in new Google Sites.
  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the top right, click Pages, then choose the page you want to edit.
  3. Highlight the text, or click where you want to insert a list or link.
  4. In the menu at the top, choose how you want to format your text.
  5. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.
Tip: You can use an anchor link to link to a specific header or subheader on any published site. Learn how to insert an anchor link. 

Add collapsible text

You can add a collapsible text box to save space on your Google Site.

  1. On your computer, open a site in new Google Sites
  2. On the right, click Insert and thenCollapsible text.
  3. To add heading and body text, click the text boxes.
  4. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Edit or delete collapsible text

Edit collapsible text

  1. On your computer, open your site in new Google Sites.
  2. Click on the heading. This will expand the collapsible text. 
  3. To edit, click on the heading or body text box. 
  4. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Tip: To preview your collapsible text, at the top right, click Preview Preview.

Delete collapsible text

  1. On your computer, open your site in new Google Sites.
  2. To select the text box group, point to the top of the collapsible text box and click the blue outline. 
  3. Click Delete group  Remove.

Turn collapsible text off

You can turn collapsible text into regular header and body text.

  1. On your computer, open your site in new Google Sites.
  2. Click the collapsible text to expand it. 
  3. To select the text box group, point to the top of the collapsible text box and click the blue outline.
  4. Turn off "Collapsible." 

To turn a header and body text boxes back into collapsible text: 

  1. To select the text box group, point to the top of the header text box and click the blue outline. 
  2. Turn on "Collapsible."

Add a section layout

You can change how part of a page looks by using a layout template. 
  1. On your computer, go to a site in new Google Sites
  2. On the right, click Insert
  3. Under "Layouts," drag the layout you want to your page. 
  4. Add text, images, docs, or videos. 
  5. At the top right, click Publish

Add a button

You can add a button on your site to take people to another URL or page.
  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. On the right, click Insert and then Components.
  3. Click Button.
  4. Enter a name. This will appear on the button.
  5. Paste a URL the button should point to, or choose a page on your site.
  6. Click Insert.

Edit or delete a button

To edit or delete a button on your site:

  1. Click the button.
  • To change the name or URL, click Edit Edit.
  • To delete, click Remove Remove .

Tip: You can change the color and font of a button. Learn how to edit the theme of your site or page.

Add & edit images

Add an image

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. On the right, click Insert and then Images.
  3. Choose where to get your image.
  4. Choose an image and click Open or Select.
  5. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Add an image carousel

You can add a carousel to show scrolling images on your site.
  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Insert and then Image Carousel.
  3. Click Add image Add image.
  4. Choose where to get your images.
  5. Choose 2 or more images.
    • To delete or add alt text, hover over the image.
    • To reorder images, drag and drop them.
  6. If you want to change how the carousel shows images, click Settings Settings.
  7. Click Insert.
  8. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish
Tip: To preview your image carousel, at the top right, click Preview Preview.
Logos appear at the top, next to the site name.
  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the top left, point to your site name and click Add logo.
  3. Click Upload Upload or Select Choose image.
    • Use an image at least 112 pixels tall.
    • Remove extra whitespace around the logo.
  4. Choose a .jpg, .png, or .gif file and click Open or Select.
  5. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Add or edit alt text

  1. Select the image or logo.
  2. At the top, click More editing options More and then Add alt text.
  3. Enter alt text in the description field.
Add a custom favicon
In a browser, like Chrome or Safari, the favicon is an image that shows next to a site's name at the top. Your site needs to be live to show a favicon.
  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the top, click More More and then Add Favicon.
  3. Click Upload Upload or Select Choose image.
  4. Choose a JPEG, PNG, GIF, ICO, TIFF, BMP, or WEBP file.
  5. Choose a file and click Open or Select.
  6. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Resize a photo

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. Click the photo you want to resize.
  3. Click a dot and adjust the photo to the size you want.
  4. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Crop a photo

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. Click the photo you want to edit, and click Crop Crop.
  3. Above the photo, use the slider to adjust the size.
  4. Move the photo within the frame.
  5. Click Done Done. To cancel your changes, at the top, click Undo Undo.
  6. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Group and ungroup objects

You can connect text boxes and images together to move them around as a group.

Group or ungroup text boxes & photos

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. On the same page, add a photo and a text box.
  3. Drag the photo to the top or bottom half of the text box, until a line appears.
  4. To ungroup, click the photo or text box you want to remove and drag it away from the group.

Change the order of grouped items

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. Click the grouped items you want to change.
  3. Click the photo or text box you want to move.
  4. Press the Up, Down, Right, or Left arrow key.

Classic Google Sites

Note: This section is for classic Google Sites (at the top left, you'll see "Create"). Get help with new Google Sites.

Add or edit text, images & links

Add and edit text

Add text

  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. Click the page you want to edit.
  3. At the top right, click Edit page Edit.
  4. In the menu at the top, click Layout and then choose a layout.
  5. Add your text.

Edit text

  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. Click the page you want to edit.
  3. At the top right, click Edit page Edit.
  4. Click the text you want to change.
  5. Edit the text and then click Save.

Format text

  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. Choose the page you want to edit.
  3. At the top right, click Edit page Edit.
  4. Highlight the text, or click where you want to insert a list or link.
  5. In the menu at the top, choose how you want to format your text.
  6. Format the text and then click Save.

Add an image

  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. Click where you want to insert the image.
  3. In the toolbar, click Insert and then Image. If you don’t see the toolbar, click Edit Edit.
  4. Select an option.
  5. Choose an image and click OK.

Add a link

  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. Click where you want to add a link, or highlight the text that you want to link.
  3. In the toolbar, click Link Link.
  4. Select an option.
  5. Click OK.

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