Add, delete & organize pages

You can add or delete pages, insert a table of contents, edit headers and footers, and update site info settings in 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.

Add a page

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Pages.
  3. Point to Add Add.
  4. Click New page Add.
  5. Enter the page name.
  6. Click Done.
  7. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Copy or delete a page

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Pages.
  3. On the page you want to duplicate, click More More.
    • To copy a page, choose Duplicate page.
    • To delete a page, choose Delete.
  4. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Add a table of contents

You can add a table of contents to help viewers navigate your page structure. In your published site, each item in the table of contents links to your site's titles, headings, or subheadings. The table of contents automatically updates when you edit your page.

  1. On your computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the top right, click Insert and then Table of contents.
  3. Publish your site to use the table of contents. Learn how to publish your site.

Note: To delete the table of contents, click the table and then Delete tile Remove.

Edit a table of contents

You can add a table of contents to help viewers navigate your page structure. In your published site, each item in the table of contents links to your site's titles, headings, or subheadings. The table of contents automatically updates when you edit your page.

  1. On your computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the top right, click Insert and then Table of contents.
  3. Publish your site to use the table of contents. Learn how to publish your site.

Tip: To re-indent, click Indent Increase indent.

Organize your pages

Move a page

You can move a page under another page to create a subpage.

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Pages.
  3. Drag the page where you want to move it.
  4. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Create a new subpage

To create a new subpage, click Pages.Then, choose a page and click More More and then Add subpage.

Note: You can create up to 5 levels of sub pages.

Choose your homepage

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Pages.
  3. Choose a page and click More More and then Make home page.
  4. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Create a custom URL

You can create a custom path to a page on your site.

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Pages.
  3. Choose a page and click More More and then Properties.
  4. Click Advanced and then Custom path and then enter the path you’d like to use.
  5. Click Done.
Note: Publishing a custom path to a page or renaming a page will create a new URL and might affect data tracking with Analytics.

Add a link to your site menu

  1. On your computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Pages.
  3. Click the page with the menu you want to update.
  4. At the right, point to Add Add.
  5. Click New link New link.
  6. Add a link name.
  7. Add a web address or choose a page from your site.
  8. Click Done.

Hide a page

When you hide a page, it won’t show up in the menu, but people can still get to it with a link.

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Pages.
  3. On the page you want to hide, click More More and then Hide from navigation.
  4. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

You can’t hide the home page, but when you hide any other page:

  • Subpages are also hidden.
  • Other sites and pages can link to the page.

If you don’t want your page to appear in search results, learn how to hide your site.

 

Add or edit headers & footers

The header and footer are the areas at the top and bottom of each page on your Google site.

Remove or add header

When you create a site or a page, it will have a header. To remove it:

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. Point to the header.
  3. At the left, click Delete Delete.

Note: To re-add a header, at the top, point to "Enter site name" and click Add header.

Change header image

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. Point to the header and click Change image.
  3. Click Upload or Select image.
  4. Upload or choose an image and click Open or Select.
  5. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Change header size

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. Point to the header and click Header type.
  3. Choose a size for the header.
  4. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Add or change a footer

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. Point to the bottom of the page and click Add footer or Edit footer.
  3. Enter your text or make other edits.
    • To change the background, point at the highlighted box. At the left, click Background Background.
  4. When done, click anywhere else on the page.
  5. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

To hide a footer, point to the footer, and at the bottom left click Hide Hide.

Change your site info settings

You can change site info settings, like showing or hiding the time a page was last updated.

Show or hide a page last updated time
  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the top of your page, to the left of “Publish,” click More Moreand then Site info settings.
  3. Turn “Show page last updated time” on or off.
  4. Click Save.
  5. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Note: If you're using a personal account, the site info icon will always include the words "Google Sites," and a link to report abuse.

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, delete, or move a page

Create or copy a page

Add a page

  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. At the top left, click Create  and then In classic Sites.
  3. Choose a template.
  4. Name the site.
  5. Under "Site location," choose where to put the page.
  6. At the top, click Create.

Copy a page

  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. Click the page you want to copy.
  3. At the top right, click More actions Settings and then Copy page.
  4. Name the page.
  5. Under "Select a location," choose where to put the page.
  6. Click Copy.

Delete, restore, or move a page

Delete a page

When you delete a page, you also delete its attachments, comments, and sub-pages.

  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. Click the page you want to delete.
  3. At the top right, click More actions Settings and then Delete page.
  4. Click Delete.

Restore a deleted page

If you deleted a page within the last 30 days, you can restore it.

  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. On the left, click Deleted items.
  4. Select the page you want to restore and click Recover.

Move a page

  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the right, click Pages.
  3. Drag the page where you want to move it.
  4. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

Create or edit a template

Create a page template

  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. On the left, click Page templates and then Create page template.
  4. Enter a template name and click Create.
  5. Make changes to the template, then click Save.

Tip: To create a template from a page on your site, at the top right, click More actions Settings and then Save as page template.

Create a site template

  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 Publish this site as a template. If you don’t see this option, you can’t share your site as a template.
  4. Enter a template name and description.
  5. Click Submit.

Edit HTML to change how your page looks

You can edit the code of your page to create a custom page layout.

  1. On a computer, open a site in classic Google Sites.
  2. Choose the page you want to edit and click Edit page Edit.
  3. In the toolbar, click <HTML>.
  4. Make changes to the HTML code and click Update.

Change your homepage

  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. Under "Landing page," click Change.
  4. Pick the page you want to use and then click OK.
  5. At the top left, click Save.
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