Alert: If you decide to change your site’s template later, all of your previous edits will be deleted. To save your content or photos you’ve uploaded from your original site, make a copy your site. In the top-right corner, click the gear icon , select Manage site, and click Copy this site.
When you’re creating a custom URL, keep in mind:
Now that you’ve created your site, you can start adding text, images, videos, and more.
You can allow everyone or only specific people to your site. Here’s how:
|Public on the web||Anyone who has the URL or website address can find and view your site. No sign-in required.|
|Anyone with the link||Anyone who has the link can access. No sign-in required.|
|Shared privately||Only people explicitly granted permission can access. Sign-in required.|
|Can view||Only allows people to view the page but not make changes to it.|
|Can edit||Allows people to edit and make changes to site pages.|
|Is owner||This person can change anything on the site including the site’s themes, templates and permissions. Owners can also delete the site.|
If you own a site, or if you have explicitly been given access to edit a site, that site will show up in your My Sites page that appears when you sign in to sites.google.com. Sites will not show up on My Sites if you were given access through a group or other indirect ways.
As the owner of the site, you can add or edit text, upload images or videos, add new pages, or change the site’s template or background theme.
|Edit text||You can add or change text, text size, font, font style, color, make lists and other changes to text.|
|Add an image||Go to Insert > Image.|
|Add a video||Go to Insert > YouTube. Note: Your video must be uploaded through YouTube.|
|Add a document, presentation, calendar, or spreadsheet||Go to Insert > Drive and then choose the appropriate file type.|
You can add different kinds of pages to your site like a start page, announcement page, or a standard Web page.
You can change your site’s name, web address, site theme or template, and manage permissions of who can view and edit your site.
As your site evolves over time, you have lots of tools to change and update your site.
To change the layout of a page like moving the navigation panel or changing what links are called or adding or editing a footer, just follow these steps:
If you make changes to your site and later decide you want to go back to the old version, you can do it using revision history.
Want to know who has been visiting your site? You can add Google Analytics to your site and see:
Learn more about Google Analytics.
If you have a lot of announcements on your pages, you may want to add a “Recent Posts” section to your site to make it easier for people to see the most recent announcements.