Create, name, or copy a site

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

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

Create & name a Google site

  1. On a computer, open new Google Sites.
  2. In the bottom right, click Create Create.
  3. At the top left, click Untitled Site.
  4. Enter the name of your site file and then press Enter or Return.
  5. Add content to your site.
  6. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

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. Type 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. Type the name of your site.
  4. Press Enter or Return.

Make a copy 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 Duplicate site.
  3. Under "File name," enter a name for your copied site.
  4. Optional: To change the location of the site, click Change.
  5. Click OK.

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

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. 

Note: 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

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

Create a site or change your web address

Create a site
  1. On a computer, open classic Google Sites.
  2. At the top left, click Create and then in classic Sites.
  3. Select a template.
  4. Enter a name for your site and a URL.
  5. Click Create.

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.

Note: 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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