Perjury's New Sites Guide

This site is a collection of information and "How tos" about New Google Sites provided by Google Sites Product Expert 'perjury.'

For information relating to Classic Sites, see http://sitesguide.pjrprojects.co.uk/

New Sites vs Classic Sites

The stated intention is that the most used features from classic Sites will be incorporated gradually. While not ALL the features will be re-introduced Google is constantly monitoring feedback and prioritizing heavily used and top requested features.

Feature Comparison

Google Sites specialist Steegle has published a feature by feature comparison table showing what functionality is currently available in New Sites - See http://www.steegle.com/google-sites/classic-comparison for this and a wealth of other information relating to New Sites

Feedback

Make sure you send feedback to Google for your feature requests and bug reports https://www.steegle.com/google-sites/how-to/send-feedback

Transition from Classic to New Google Sites

In 2020, all owners of existing Classic Sites received the email shown below containing important information about the transition from Classic to New Sites for all Classic Sites owners.

Steegle has written an excellent article about the deprecation timeline

There is also relevant information in this support article

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"In 2016, we launched an updated Google Sites (referred to in this email as "new Sites") designed to help you create websites without programming experience, optimize across mobile and desktop, and co-build with real-time collaboration. In 2017, we announced that we are replacing the previous Sites experience, referred to as "classic Sites" with our new Google Sites product. Since that announcement, we've invested in the new Sites experience by building top requested features.

We’ve identified that you own one or more active classic Sites. You must take action before September 2021 to avoid disruption.

Additionally, starting November 1, 2020, site creation will no longer be available in classic Sites. Any newly generated websites will only be available in the new experience.

What do I need to do?

  • Start your migration today. If you want your site to continue to be available to viewers, you must convert and publish it to the new experience before September 2021.

  • If you take no action, starting September 1, 2021 your active sites will automatically be:

    • Downloaded as an archive and saved to your Google Drive.

    • Replaced with a draft in the new Sites experience for you to review and publish.


We’ve created a new
Classic Sites Manager to help you transition your website(s) using the options below:

      • Convert your site(s) to the new experience if you want your site to continue to be available to visitors.

      • Download your site(s) if you want to store an archived version of your website.

      • Delete your site(s) that you no longer need.

Learn more about how to manage your transition.

Learn more about the new Google Sites

We’ve listened to your feedback, and your top requests are now included in the new Sites experience.

  • Section layouts and pre-built templates let you create websites with fewer clicks and less site creation knowledge.

  • Version history allows you to see your edit history, revert and restore previous versions, and review the history of who made changes.

  • New tile types let you be more expressive with website content, including a table of contents, image carousels, collapsible text, and more.

  • Custom URLs and publishing to an audience let you share your website content.

See what’s new in Google Sites.

For additional resources on what you need to know and how to manage your transition, visit the Sites Help Center."

Discuss Google Sites

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If you need help using Google Sites, please post your questions in the Google Sites Help Forum. I do not answer general support queries here.

Other Resources

Listed below are a number of helpful sites that I have encountered by following and taking part in discussions in the Google Help forums.

Google Help Resources

A good place to start is Google's own Help pages

Another really good resource if you want to find out more about how best to use Google Sites is the Sites Help Forum. You can learn a lot by simply reading the discussions and by asking questions. There are many people there only too pleased to help out.

Other Google Sites experts