Copy Site

posted Aug 25, 2009, 5:35 AM by Brian Johnson   [ updated Sep 16, 2011, 1:05 PM by Brian Johnson ]

Google Sites supports the ability to migrate (copy) a site from one location to another.  This includes copying between Google Apps domains, as well as the stand-alone version of Google Sites.



How to Copy a Google Sites Website

  1. Log into your site as a site Owner
  2. Select More >> Manage Site >> General
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Copy Site link
  4. In the To section, enter a new Site Name
  5. Verify the URL for your site
  6. Determine whether you want to include Revisions (Revision History) and/or Sharing settings
  7. Click Copy Site

Things to keep in mind when copying a Google Sites website:

  • The Copy Site feature can be used to copy a site based on the following scenarios:
    • Copy site from an Apps domain  to another site in the same Apps domain
    • Copy site from an Apps domain to another site in a different Apps domain
    • Copy site from an Apps domain to another non-Apps site
    • Copy site from a non-Apps site to another non-Apps site
    • Copy site from a non-Apps site to another site in an Apps domain
  • To copy a site across domains, you must first invite a user from the destination domain as an owner of the site and perform the copy using that user.  The resulting site (the copy) will always appear under the domain/account of the user performing the copy.
  • Copying a site does not move the original site.