Add, delete & organize pages

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 and then Add page Add page.
  3. Enter the page name.
  4. Click Done.
  5. 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 Remove page from site.
  4. To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.

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 Create 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 Set as 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 Settings.
  4. Click Advanced Down Arrow and then Custom path and then enter the path you’d like to use.
  5. 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.

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 Color.
  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 Preview.

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 right, click Create page Add page.
  3. Name the page.
  4. Choose a page template.
    • Web page: Text, images, and embedded gadgets.
    • Announcements: Blog posts or other updates.
    • File cabinet: Upload files.
    • List: Tasks.
    • Start page: Embedded gadgets for school or work accounts only.
  5. Under "Select a location," choose where to put the page.
  6. 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 Classic Google Sites.
  2. Click the page you want to move.
  3. At the top right, click More actions Settings and then Move page.
  4. Find where you want to move the page.
  5. Click Move.

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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