Google Sites Help

Upload Files - Google Drive for new Google Sites

Use Google Drive to upload and share your files you want to provide from your Google Site


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Google Drive - Upload and Share

  1. Go to Google Drive and sign in
  2. Create a folder to store the files in
  3. Share the folder appropriately
    • If for a public site turn link sharing on and set to
      • On - Public on the web or
      • On - Anyone with the link
    • If for an internal site then either set link sharing to
      • On - Anyone at [organisation] with the link or
      • Off - specific people and add the specific people.
  4. Upload the files you want to share via the site

Google Sites - Embed Folder or Link

  1. Open the Insert panel on the right
  2. Use the From Drive option
  3. Pick the folder you wish to embed on the site and use the Insert button at the bottom of the insert panel.
  4. Alter the settings to choose either Grid view or List view

Alternatively just link to your Google Drive file or folder.

You're done!

Publish your page and whoever you shared with folder with from Google Drive will be able to see the contents of the folder embedded in the Google Site.

List View

List of the file titles and the last modified dates and times, You also see the name of the user who last modified the file.

You cannot hide the last modified date, time or user.

Grid View

You see a large thumbnail of the files with its file name. You do not see the last modified date, time or any user information.

You cannot alter the size of the thumbnail displayed.

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