Add Google files, video & more

You can add Google files, YouTube videos, and other content to your site.*

Important: If a file is stored on a shared drive or has restricted sharing permissions, only people with access will be able to see the file. Learn how to change sharing permissions of your Google files.  

Tip: This section is for new Google Sites. Get help with classic Google Sites.

Add Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms & Charts

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Insert.
  3. Select the type of file you want to add, e.g. Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, or Charts.
  4. Choose a file and then Insert.
  5. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Tip: If you anticipate high traffic to your site, first publish your document in Google Docs, Sheets or Slides. In Google Sites, go to Insert and then Embed and then insert the link to the published document.

You can also follow the instructions on how to add content from another website. First publish your document in Google Docs, Sheets or Slides. Then in Google Sites, go to Insert and then Embed and then insert the link to the published document.

Add YouTube videos, calendars & maps

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Insert.
  3. Select the type of file you want to add, e.g. YouTube, Calendar, or Map.
  4. Choose a video, calendar, or place and then Select or Insert.
  5. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Add a file from your computer

You can upload a .jpg, .png, or .gif image file from your computer.
Tip: To add other file types, use Google Drive.
  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Insert and then Images.
  3. Choose a file from your computer and then Open.
  4. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Add a file from Google Drive

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. On the right, click Insert and then Drive.
  3. Choose a file and then Insert.
  4. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Add content from another website

You can add web addresses, Google Apps Scripts, Data Studio reports, and App Maker apps.

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Insert and then Embed.
  3. Enter the URL you want to embed.
  4. Click Insert.
  5. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Tip: Some websites won’t let you add their content to your site. If you can’t add content, contact the website’s owner.

Add HTML, CSS, or JavaScript code to your site

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Insert and then Embed.
  3. Click Embed code.
  4. Add your code, then click Next.
    1. JavaScript code must be within <script> tags.
    2. CSS code must be within <style> tags.
  5. Click Insert.
  6. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Classic Google Sites

Tip: This section is for classic Google Sites. Get help with new Google Sites.

Add Google files, tables & other content

Add calendars, maps, and Google Drive files
  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. Click the page you want to edit.
  3. At the top, click Edit page Edit.
  4. Click where you want to insert the file.
  5. At the top left, click Insert and choose the type of file you want to add.
  6. Choose a calendar, chart, file, map, or YouTube video and click Select or Save.
 

Add a Google Group

You can add a Google Group to encourage discussion on your website.

  1. Create or join the Google Group you want to put on your page.
  2. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  3. Go the page you want to edit.
  4. Click Edit page Edit.
  5. Click Insert and then Group.
  6. Follow the instructions in the window.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Save.

Add and manage files

Add files

  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. Click the page you want to edit.
  3. At the top, click Edit page Edit.
  4. At the bottom of the page, click Add files.
  5. Choose a file and click Open.

Reorganize, rename, or delete files

  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click More actions Settings.
  3. Click Manage Site.
  4. On the left, click Attachments.
  5. Click the file you want to edit.
  6. At the top, choose an action.

Tip: You can only rename or replace one file at a time.

Know your storage limits

If you created your own Google Account:

  • Your site can be up to 100 MB.
  • Max attachment size: 20 MB.

Add a table or table of contents

Add a table

  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. Click where you want to insert the table.
  3. In the toolbar, click Table and then Insert table. If you don’t see the toolbar, click Edit page Edit.
  4. Choose the number of rows and columns you want in the table.
  5. Optional: To delete a table, double-click the border of the table. Then, click Table and then Delete table.

Add a table of contents

  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. Click where you want to insert the table of contents.
  3. In the toolbar, click Insert and then Table of contents. If you don’t see the toolbar, click Edit page Edit.
  4. Click Save.

*Please note that only Core Services for Google Workspace are subject to the Data Processing Amendment to Google Workspace. 

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