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Create, name, delete, or copy a site

You can create a website for personal or business use with Google Sites.

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

Create & name a Google site

  1. On a computer, open new Google Sites.
  2. At the top, under "Start a new site," select a template.
  3. At the top left, enter the name of your site and press Enter.
  4. Add content to your site.
  5. At the top right, click Publish.

Tip: You can create your own site or save time by starting with a template.

Rename your site

  1. On a computer, open new Google Sites.
  2. Find the site you want to rename.
  3. Click More More and then Rename.
  4. Enter the new name and click OK.

Add a title

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. In the top left, click Enter site name.
  3. Enter the name of your site.
  4. Press Enter or Return.
Use, show, or hide a template

To use a template:

  1. On your computer, go to Google Sites.
  2. At the top right, click Template Gallery.
  3. Select the template you want to use.
  4. And a copy of the template opens.

To show or hide a template:

  1. On your computer, go to Google Sites.
  2. At the top left, click Menu Menu and then Settings Settings Grey.
  3. Check or uncheck Display recent templates on home screens.

Make a copy of your entire site

  1. On a computer, open the site you want to copy in new Google Sites.
  2. In the top right, click More More and then Make a copy.
  3. Under "File name," enter a name for your copied site.
  4. Under "Pages," select "Entire site."
  5. Optional: To change the location of the site, click Change.
  6. Click OK.

Tip: If your site is large, it may not copy.

Copy selected pages of your site

  1.  On a computer, open the site you want to copy in new Google Sites.
  2. In the top right, click More More and then Make a copy.
  3. Under "File name," enter a name for your copied site.
  4. Under "Pages," select "Selected page(s)."
  5. Optional: To change the location of the copy, click Change.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select the pages you want to copy.
  8. Click OK.

Delete a site

  1. On a computer, open new Google Sites.
  2. On the site you want to delete, click More More.
  3. Click Remove Remove.

Delete selected pages of your site

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Pages.
  3.  Next to the page you want to delete, click More More.
  4. Click Delete.

Tip: You can recover deleted pages by restoring to a previous version.

Change or re-use a URL

You can change your site's URL, or re-use an existing URL that you own.

Change your website's URL

  1. On a computer, open your site in new Google Sites.
  2. In the top right, next to "Publish," click the drop-down Down and then Publish settings.
  3. Under "Web address," enter your desired URL. 
  4. Click Save.

Re-use an existing URL that you own

If you want to use a web address that's currently in use or has been used in the past by a site that you own, change the URL of the existing site before assigning it to a different site. 

Step 1: Change the address of the existing site

  1. On a computer, open the site with the URL you want to reuse in new Google Sites.
  2. In the top right, next to "Publish," click the drop-down Down and then Publish settings.
  3. Under "Web address," enter a different URL. 
  4. Click Save.

Step 2: Reuse the address for a different site

  1. Open the site you want to use the URL for. 
  2. In the top right, click Publish
  3. Under "Web address," enter a URL. 
  4. Click Publish. The URL is now assigned to your new site. 

Tip: To reuse a URL that you own, you can also permanently delete the existing site before assigning the URL to a different site. Learn how to permanently delete a site.

Classic Google Sites

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

Change your web address

You can’t change your web address, but you can create a copy of your site and move it to a new web address.

Tip: You can only copy sites you own.

  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. At the top right, click More actions Settings and then Manage site.
  3. Click Copy this Site.
  4. Next to "Site Name," enter a name.
  5. At the top, click Copy.
  6. Optional: You can now delete the old site.

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