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Create a site

You can create one or more websites on Google Sites Classic.

Note: This article is for the classic Google Sites (no “Publish” button at the top right). Get help for the new Google Sites.

Choose a URL and template

  1. Sign in to Google Sites with your Google Account.
  2. Click Create.
  3. Choose a template. Or, you can use the default blank template or click Browse the gallery for more.
  4. Enter a name for your site.
  5. Enter a URL for your site.
    • Your site URL can’t be connected to anyone else’s Gmail account.
    • Site URLs can only use lower-case letters and numbers.
    • Your URL can be up to 600 characters.
  6. To start with a pre-set background, font style, and font color, click Select a theme.
  7. To give your site a description or categories, click More options.
  8. At the top of the page, click Create.

Note: You can change your template or theme later, but any prior edits to site style or layout will be deleted.

Copy your site to a new URL

You can’t change an existing site’s URL, but you can copy it to a new URL. You can only copy sites you own.

  1. Open your website in Google Sites.
  2. Click More actions More actions and then Manage site.
  3. Near the middle of the page, click Copy this Site.
  4. Under "To" in "Site name," type a new name for your copied site.
  5. If you don’t want to copy the site’s current sharing settings, uncheck Copy site collaborators and Copy page comments.
  6. If you want to keep the revision history from your old URL, check Include revisions.
  7. At the top of the page, click Copy.
  8. You can now delete the old site.
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