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Custom Themes - Google Sites

How to make a Custom Theme for your Google Site with specific fonts, colours, images and backgrounds

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Create a Google Sites Custom Theme

  1. Open your site in the Google Sites editor

  2. Open the Themes panel on the right-hand side

  3. Under Custom use the Create theme button (looks like a rectangle with a in the middle)

  4. In the Create a theme dialogue enter a Name for your theme

  5. Add a logo for the site from your device or Google Drive

  6. Add a banner image for the default background image for all pages from your device or Google Drive

  7. Use the Next button

  8. Choose a colour palette either from the predefined colour palettes or you can Customise colours to make your own colour palette

  9. Use the Next button

  10. Select fonts for your Titles and headings and your Body text

  11. Use the Create theme button to complete the process and apply your new Custom Theme to your Google Site


  • Google is pushing out Custom Themes to Google Workspace rapid release domains from 16 September 2021 and will take longer than 15 days to reach all users. Google plans to release for Scheduled Release domains from 06 October 2021 and it can take up to 1-3 days to appear.

  • If you have added inline formatting on any text this will override the custom theme formatting, so you need to select your inline formatted text and clear the formatting and the custom theme will take effect.

  • We will expand this article over the next few days to show the advanced editing and control that Google Sites Custom Themes offers.


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