Brand new to Google Sites? Use this guide to get your site up and running.
You can design your own site, or you can choose a site template to help
you get started. Some common site templates are highlighted on the site
creation page, or you can click Browse the gallery for more to see more template options.
To create a new site and to view a list of sites that you own or can edit:
Once you've accessed your sites, click the Create new site button to begin the process.
When you create a new site, you'll need to provide the following details (other information is optional, but these are required):
The name you select will autofill as the custom URL for your site. If you'd like a URL that differs from your site name, click into the URL field and make the appropriate changes (your title will not reflect the URL changes).
You control who can view your site. Remember, if you make your site public, anyone in the world will be able to view your site. Choose with care!
* Domain administrators control whether it's possible to make sites available to the public. Check with your domain administrator if you're not able to view this sharing option.
Themes determine the overall look of your site - from standard solids to whimsical backgrounds, you can be your own site designer with one click of the mouse! If you're not entirely happy with the colors or fonts in a certain theme, don't worry, you'll be able to customize colors and fonts after your site is created.
That's it! Click Create site to finish the setup process.
Your new site will automatically appear.
To edit a page, click the Edit Page button in the upper right corner of the page.
An edit toolbar will appear that provides the tools necessary to edit the page.
Add text, insert tables, and edit the layout of the page.
There are also a variety of applications and gadgets available to enhance your site.
To start adding apps and gadgets to your site, select Insert, and pick the appropriate item you'd like to include.
Some useful apps and gadgets include:
There are also more gadgets created by Google and third-party sites available by selecting More gadgets... You'll be able to preview each gadget before adding it to your site.
Add pages to better organize information in your site. Click the Create Page button at the top right of your Site to create a new page.
The following formatting options are available, depending on the purpose of your page:
Now that you've created your site, share and collaborate with others! Click More actions in the top right of any page and select Share this site.
As the site owner, you can control who can edit and view your site by adding others as owners, collaborators, or viewers.