Step-by-Step Guides

  • Enabling or Disabling the New Google Sites User Interface How to Enable the New User Interface for Google SitesTo enable the new user interface for Google Sites, there are two basic options:Select the Give it a try ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2012, 1:16 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Customize Google Sites System Footer Links Google Sites offers the ability to make minor adjustments to the links that are displayed in the system footer.  Some text/links, such as "Powered by Google Sites", cannot be ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2011, 5:43 AM by Brian Johnson
  • Google Sites Mobile Rendering Google Sites now supports automatic mobile rendering for iOS 3.0+ and Android 2.2+ devices.  In addition, mobile versions of the sites list, sites search and browse categories features ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2011, 7:58 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Google Sites - This Location is Already in Use Many users of Google Sites run into the all-too-common "This location is already in use by another service, please pick a different one" message when attempting to map ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2011, 8:26 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Deleted Sites List Google has released a new feature that will enable Google Sites administrators greater ease of access when it comes to permanently deleting or restoring previously deleted sites.  To access this ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2011, 7:22 AM by Brian Johnson
  • Adding +1 Button to Google Sites Google Sites offers a seamless integration with the Google +1 Button.  This integration allows users to place the +1 button either in the sidebar of a site, or inline with ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2011, 7:30 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Web Fonts In April 2011, Web Fonts were added to Google Sites.  This enhancement provides over 100 new, unique fonts for use across all aspects of your Google SItes website(s).  To ...
    Posted May 20, 2011, 8:27 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Restore Deleted Site If an Owner of a Google Sites website deletes a site, the site can be recovered by visiting the site's URL within 30 days.  This applies only to sites ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2011, 7:04 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Google Apps Naked Domain Redirect If you are a Google Apps user, you can use the forwarding features outlined below to point your naked domain (http://example.com/) to one of your mapped subdomains/CNAMEs ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2011, 2:27 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Keyboard Shortcuts Google Sites offers keyboard shortcuts for a number of commonly accessed features/functions.  By default, this feature is enabled for all users, but can be disabled on a per-user ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2010, 1:48 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Manage Deleted Pages Google Sites provides an interface for managing deleted pages.  Through this interface, it is possible to either recover a deleted page, or delete (remove) it from your site forever.  Deleted ...
    Posted Aug 20, 2010, 7:14 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Custom Footer Google Sites offers the option to create a custom, site-wide footer.  This footer does not replace the system footer that exists on the bottom of every page, but instead ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2011, 8:51 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Horizontal Navigation With Google Sites, you have the option to display your site's navigation using either the built-in navigation gadget as part of your sidebar, or as a horizontal menu ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2011, 5:04 AM by Brian Johnson
  • Aligning a Google Sites Logo and Search Box Google Sites allows you to customize the alignment of your header image (logo) and search box. To take advantage of this capability, follow the steps below: Instructions Log into your ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2010, 4:35 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Display Multiple Calendars in Calendar Gadget The Google Sites calendar allows for the display of multiple calendars in a single gadget.  To make use of this feature, follow the steps below:Insert the Gadget:  Select Insert ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2010, 3:26 PM by Brian Johnson
  • "Recent Activity" Permissions Google Sites provides the ability for site Administrators to specify who can access both the Recent Site Activity and Revision History.Modifying the "Access Settings" SettingsLog into your site ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2010, 7:49 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Site Templates Google recently released a new feature for Google Sites:  Site Templates.  With this feature, site Owners can now turn any site into a template from which other sites can be ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2011, 10:17 AM by Brian Johnson
  • Inserting Picasa Pictures Inserting images from your Picasa photo albums can be accomplished in the following steps: Log into your Google Sites website using your Google or Gmail account.  Navigate to the page ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2009, 7:43 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Remove Access To remove your access to any Google Sites website, follow the steps below:Log into the site using the account for which you wish to remove/revoke access.Scroll to ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2009, 7:22 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Copy Site 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 ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2011, 1:05 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Custom Search Google Sites provides a built-in search function for each Google Sites website.  As the Owner of a site, you have the ability to fully customize this feature to meet ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2009, 7:18 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Recent Posts Google Sites supports a robust gadget for displaying recent posts to any of your site's Announcements (blog) pages.  To make use of this gadget, your site must have at ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2010, 5:02 AM by Brian Johnson
  • Changing Page Templates Page templates (Web Page, Announcements, File Cabinet, etc) can be changed for existing pages through the following process:Log into your siteNavigate to the page you wish to modify ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2009, 7:31 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Page Templates Google Sites supports the creation and use of custom page templates.  These templates, when created, are available as options when creating new pages, or changing the template of an existing ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2009, 8:53 PM by Brian Johnson
  • Text Formatting Options for Displayed Code Tweet ThisGoogle has silently released two new text formatting options.  These options, found on the Format menu, are demonstrated below:Format >> CodeLorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2009, 9:00 AM by Brian Johnson
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