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  • Update - New Google Sites - Duplicate Page You can now make copies of pages using the Duplicate page feature available on the page three-dot more actions menu. This means you can create pages and use them ...
    Posted 24 May 2017, 03:59 by Stephen Hind
  • Update - New Google Sites - Vertical Grouping Google has announced a new feature to new Google Sites, vertical grouping, and an update on the timeline for migration from classic Google Sites to new and the features you ...
    Posted 9 May 2017, 01:27 by Stephen Hind
  • Transfer new Google Sites in and out of G Suite with Team Drives With new Google Sites and Team Drives you can now transfer a new Google Site into and out of a G Suite domain and transfer between G Suite domains. For ...
    Posted 21 Apr 2017, 08:23 by Stephen Hind
  • Update - New Google Sites - Site logo and Custom Theme Colour The newest features: Add a site logo to the global header  Set background colour for logo and navigation Pick a theme colour based on site logo Specify a custom theme ...
    Posted 19 Apr 2017, 02:23 by Stephen Hind
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Update - New Google Sites - Duplicate Page

posted 24 May 2017, 03:58 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 24 May 2017, 03:59 ]

You can now make copies of pages using the Duplicate page feature available on the page three-dot more actions menu. This means you can create pages and use them as page templates.

Duplicate Page

Make a copy of an existing page or make pages you can use as page templates for new pages.

New Google Sites - Duplicate page

Capabilities

  • Copy a page in its entirety
  • Change name before copying
  • Page hierarchy is preserved

Limitations

  • If the source page is hidden from navigation the copy is not (unless a subpage of a hidden page)

Update - New Google Sites - Vertical Grouping

posted 3 May 2017, 07:50 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 9 May 2017, 01:27 ]

Google has announced a new feature to new Google Sites, vertical grouping, and an update on the timeline for migration from classic Google Sites to new and the features you can expect to see in new Google Sites.


Vertical Grouping

Vertically group text, images and other items in new Google Sites. For full instructions see our latest article and video: Vertical Grouping.

New Google Sites - Vertical Grouping

Classic Google Sites Migration and Feature Expectations

Google have provided a more detailed picture of when migration will take place and what needs to happen for migration to be a success (An update on the classic Google Sites deprecation timeline). The important take away from this is Google lists the features you can expect to see in new Google Sites:

  • Site search
  • Limit who can access a published site
  • Something similar to page-level permissions
  • Embed URLs and code
  • Site update notifications
  • More levels of page nesting
  • Corporate themes
  • More text formatting options
  • Domain web address mapping
  • API capabilities

These will all be introduced before classic Sites gets deprecated and when deprecation does occur you will have one year of full operation and then three months of read-only access. This will take place after migration trials have begun to ensure the migration happens smoothly.

Transfer new Google Sites in and out of G Suite with Team Drives

posted 21 Apr 2017, 08:18 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 21 Apr 2017, 08:23 ]


With new Google Sites and Team Drives you can now transfer a new Google Site into and out of a G Suite domain and transfer between G Suite domains. For full instructions see our latest articles and videos: Transfer Ownership.

New Google Sites - Transfer in, out and between G Suite domains

Keep up-to-date

Join the Sites Update Group on the Google Sites Classic Comparison to get email notifications about New Google Sites updates.

Update - New Google Sites - Site logo and Custom Theme Colour

posted 18 Apr 2017, 16:28 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 19 Apr 2017, 02:23 ]


The newest features:
  • Add a site logo to the global header 
  • Set background colour for logo and navigation
  • Pick a theme colour based on site logo
  • Specify a custom theme colour

These features have been released to personal Google Sites and G Suite domains that use the Rapid Release and takes 1-3 days for roll out to complete. For G Suite domains that use Scheduled Release you can expect to begin to see the feature on 02 May 2017.

Add site logo and choose background colour

When you hover your mouse over the page header you get an Add logo option where you can upload or select a logo for your site that will appear in the navigation area of the site see Site Logo.

New Google Sites - Site logo

Custom theme colour

Once you upload a logo you can Edit logo to pick a colour based on the logo. Alternatively you can pick any accent colour for the site from the Theme panel and then use the custom colour picker: Custom Theme Colour.

New Google Sites - Custom theme colour

Update - New Google Sites - Calendars and Team Drive

posted 20 Mar 2017, 11:23 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 19 Apr 2017, 01:26 ]


The newest features:
  • Insert multiple calendars in one display
  • Saved changes notification
  • Insert from Team Drive
  • Team Drive sharing

These features have been released to personal Google Sites and G Suite domains that use the Rapid Release and takes 1-3 days for roll out to complete. For G Suite domains that use Scheduled Release you can expect to begin to see the feature on 02 May 2017.

Insert multiple calendars

When you choose more than one calendar to display instead of multiple calendar embed boxes appearing in your site you now see all calendars in one display. For more detailed instructions see Insert Calendars.

New Google Sites - Insert Calendars

Saved changes notification

When Google Sites automatically saves your pages you now get the same notification as the rest of the Google Drive editors. 

New Google Sites - Saved Changes Notification

Insert from Team Drive

See how to insert resources stored in Team Drives, or the Team Drive itself, in our instructions: Insert from Team Drive.

New Google Sites - Insert from Team Drive

Team drive sharing

Compare the differences of sharing permissions added from Team Drive and directly from Google Sites: Team drive sharing.

New Google Sites - Team Drive sharing

Update - New Google Sites - Dividers

posted 24 Feb 2017, 02:42 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 27 Feb 2017, 08:51 ]

We've spotted a new feature, Dividers, in new Google Sites and a change in the way you add Google Drive folders.

Dividers

On the Insert panel on the right there's a new section, Components, and in that you can now choose to add a Divider. This is simply a horizontal line to give a more visual way of splitting up your page.

New Google Sites - Add Dividers

How dividers work

  • The divider always takes the Emphasis background colour of the section immediately above it.
    • If the section above uses a custom background image the divider will take the Standard emphasis background colour.
    • A divider immediately below the page header uses white as its background colour.
  • You cannot change the background colour of the divider.

To see some dividers on a page see our example new Google Site http://horizon.steegle.com/

Insert Google Drive Folders

Google has removed the Drive folder option from the Google Drive section of the Insert panel and you now add a folder by selecting the folder you want in the From Drive option instead.

New Google Sites - Add folder From drive

Keep up-to-date

Join the Sites Update Group on the Google Sites Classic Comparison to get email notifications about New Google Sites updates.

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New Google Sites - Upload Files

posted 9 Feb 2017, 09:40 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 9 Feb 2017, 09:46 ]

New Google Sites does not provide an upload facility, so use Google Drive to upload and share your files instead and embed a folder or link from the site.  Upload Files - Google Drive for Google Sites.

New Google Sites - Upload Files

Keep up-to-date

Join the Sites Update Group on the Google Sites Classic Comparison to get email notifications about New Google Sites updates.

Update - New Google Sites - Image pasting and backgrounds

posted 31 Jan 2017, 13:14 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 2 Feb 2017, 06:45 ]


We've spotted a couple of minor updates to new Google Sites:

Image Pasting

Now when you paste images in new Google Sites you see an Uploading image... spinner to notify you that the images are uploading to the site. 

Section and Header Background Selection

You now see a slide out menu to choose whether you wish to Upload or Select image.


New Google Sites - Update - Image pasing and Background selection

Keep up-to-date

Join the Sites Update Group on the Google Sites Classic Comparison to get email notifications about New Google Sites updates.

Embed PDF and Word Documents - New Google Sites

posted 13 Jan 2017, 08:33 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 13 Jan 2017, 08:33 ]

Find out how easy it is to embed a PDF, Word doc or other Drive item in new Google Sites in our latest article Embed PDFs and Word Documents in Google Sites.

New Google Sites - Embed PDF and DOCX

Keep up-to-date

Join the Sites Update Group on the Google Sites Classic Comparison to get email notifications about New Google Sites updates.

Hide from Navigation - New Google Sites

posted 30 Nov 2016, 04:45 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 20 Dec 2016, 06:08 ]

New Google Sites Update - Hidden Pages

You can now hide a page from the navigation in New Google Sites.

New Google Sites - Hide from navigation

Instructions

  1. Open the Pages panel on the right

  2. Use the three-dot roll-over menu on the page you wish to hide

  3. Use the Hide from navigation option to remove the page from navigation (or the Show in navigation if you want to show a hidden page)

Keep up-to-date

Join the Sites Update Group on the Google Sites Classic Comparison to get email notifications about New Google Sites updates.

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