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  • Update - New Google Sites - Insert Custom Code New Google Sites now allows you to embed your own custom code to add Twitter Timelines, MailChimp Newsletter signup forms and more - see: Insert Custom HTML, JavaScript and CSS.Insert ...
    Posted 8 Dec 2017, 03:24 by Stephen Hind
  • Update - New Google Sites - Site Footer New Google Sites now offers a site-wide page footer that automatically displays on every page and you can choose to hide on individual pages - see Add footer.Site Footers ...
    Posted 7 Dec 2017, 07:39 by Stephen Hind
  • Update - New Google Sites - 5 Page Levels New Google Sites now offers a 5 levels of page hierarchy. You can move or create pages up to 5 levels deep using the mouse or the keyboard.Page Hierarchy ...
    Posted 30 Oct 2017, 16:09 by Stephen Hind
  • Update - New Google Sites - Site Search New Google Sites now offers a site search. Just use the search icon (looks like a magnifying glass) located at the right-end of the navigation.Site Search in new ...
    Posted 22 Sep 2017, 07:51 by Stephen Hind
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Update - New Google Sites - Insert Custom Code

posted 8 Dec 2017, 02:50 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 8 Dec 2017, 03:24 ]

New Google Sites now allows you to embed your own custom code to add Twitter Timelines, MailChimp Newsletter signup forms and more - see: Insert Custom HTML, JavaScript and CSS.

Insert custom HTML in new Google Sites

New Google Sites - Insert custom HTML

Capabilities

  • Add any HTML, including JavaScript and CSS, to your new Google Site
  • You can even add JavaScript that uses external JavaScript files, like Twitter timelines.

Limitations

  • New Google Sites displays the embedded code in an iframe so if the code tries to get the URL of the page it will get the iframe URL, not the site's page URL.

Update - New Google Sites - Site Footer

posted 7 Dec 2017, 07:36 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 7 Dec 2017, 07:39 ]

New Google Sites now offers a site-wide page footer that automatically displays on every page and you can choose to hide on individual pages - see Add footer.

Site Footers in new Google Sites

New Google Sites - Site Footers

Capabilities

  • Add footer that appears on every page
  • Hide footer on individual pages

Update - New Google Sites - 5 Page Levels

posted 30 Oct 2017, 11:07 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 30 Oct 2017, 16:09 ]

New Google Sites now offers a 5 levels of page hierarchy. You can move or create pages up to 5 levels deep using the mouse or the keyboard.

Page Hierarchy in new Google Sites

New Google Sites - 5 Page Levels

Capabilities

  • Use the more, three-dot button to create a subpage
  • Click and drag a page to move up and down the hierarchy
  • Use the keyboard shortcuts to move pages
  • All 5 page levels appear in the navigation (see demo)

Limitations

  • Pages with subpages cannot be deleted: you need to delete the subpages first.

Update - New Google Sites - Site Search

posted 22 Sep 2017, 07:47 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 22 Sep 2017, 07:51 ]

New Google Sites now offers a site search. Just use the search icon (looks like a magnifying glass) located at the right-end of the navigation.

Site Search in new Google Sites

You can find the search button at the top right of your site.

New Google Sites - Site Search

Limitations

  • If you search from your new Google Site with a custom domain web address mapping the results are displayed with the unmapped (sites.google.com) URL.
  • You will not get the content of embedded Google Drive items, e.g. Google Docs, PDFs or Word Documents, will not appear in the search results. 

Update - New Google Sites - Use iframes to insert gadgets

posted 18 Sep 2017, 08:35 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 3 Dec 2017, 16:19 by Stephen Hind ]

You can now embed other websites, Google Apps Scripts and App Maker in new Google Sites. For full instructions and a full-screen video see Embed Websites and Apps Scripts using iframes.

Embed Websites and Apps Scripts using iframes

Insert whole websites, preview link cards and Google Apps Scripts in new Google Sites.

New Google Sites - iframes - Gadgtes by Google Apps Script

Limitations

  • You can only embed secure (https) URLs 
  • If the website owner does not allow the site to appear in an iframe you cannot embed
  • You will only see the Preview option if the website provides the necessary Open Graph protocol tags
  • Fusion Tables URLs cannot be used at the moment.
  • This is not full Apps Script integration with new Google Sites, so getting the site or page URL, etc,  is not available
  • The embed tool removes any URL parameters from Apps Script URLs so you need to add the information given in the parameters in a different way

Update - New Google Sites - Custom Domain URL (G Suite)

posted 22 Aug 2017, 06:39 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 23 Aug 2017, 02:02 ]

You can now map a web address (custom domain URL) to a new Google Site in G Suite. For full instructions and a full-screen video see Custom Domain URL (G Suite).

Custom Domain URL (G Suite)

Add a domain web address in the G Suite admin panel.

New Google Sites - G Suite - Web address mapping

Limitations

  • Web address mapping is only available for G Suite domains at the moment (not sites created with a personal Google Account or Gmail account)
  • It will take 15 days to roll out to all G Site domains

Capabilities

  • Make your new Google Site appear at your own domain
  • Traffic to your site is secured via SSL (https)

Update - New Google Sites - Duplicate Sections

posted 21 Jul 2017, 01:38 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 22 Aug 2017, 02:57 ]

You can now duplicate sections in new Google Sites on the same page and copy and paste sections across different pages. For full instructions and a full-screen video see Duplicate Sections.

Duplicate Sections

Make a copy of an existing section or copy a section and paste on another page.

New Google Sites - Duplicate sections

Capabilities

  • Duplicate a section on the same page
  • Copy a section on one page and paste the copied section to another page

Update - New Google Sites - Duplicate Page

posted 24 May 2017, 03:58 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 31 Oct 2017, 12:18 ]

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 pages

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 22 Aug 2017, 03:00 ]


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.

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