Moving a Page

posted Aug 29, 2008, 5:46 AM by Brian Johnson   [ updated Sep 8, 2010, 5:34 PM by Brian Johnson ]

On September 7, 2010, Google released a new and improved method for moving pages in Google Sites.  With this update, users can now rearrange the ordering of their pages via a simple drag-and-drop interface.  See below for more details.

Google Sites offers multiple ways to move pages around in your site's hierarchical structure.  If you find that you've created a new page that would fit better under another parent page, or might be better suited to exist as a top level page, you have the following options:

  1. Use the Move Page menu option to select the new location for the page
  2. Use the drag-and-drop interface that is found under the More Actions >> Manage Site >> Pages menu option.

Using the "Move Page" Menu Option:

  1. Navigate to your Site.
  2. Sign In.
  3. Navigate to the page you would like to move.
  4. Click the More Actions button.
  5. Select Move from the More Actions menu.
  6. In the "Move Page" dialog box, select the page under which you would like the current page to exist. 
    • The default view is of your recently edited pages.  You may wish to view all pages in the order of your sitemap.  To do this, simply click the Site Map link at the top of the screen.
    • If you would like the page to become a top level page, select the first item in the list, which should be the name of your Site.
  7. Click the Move button.
  8. Repeat these steps for any page(s) you would like to move.

Using the Drag-and-Drop Feature:

  1. Navigate to your Site.
  2. Sign In
  3. Select the More Actions >> Manage Site menu option
  4. Select the Pages option from the left navigation menu
  5. Select the Tree view (this should be the default setting)
  6. Locate the page you wish to move and drag-and-drop it in the new location.
For more details on the drag-and-drop feature, see the official Google feature announcement.

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