New Google Sites Help

The wing website is built on New Google Sites and these tips to all New Google Sites websites.

Anyone on the wing-staff mailing list has access to edit the wing website. Be careful: You can edit the entire site.

New Google Sites

To create or edit a New Google Site, go to https://sites.google.com/new. There, you will see all sites you have permission to edit.

On your published site, click the pencil icon at the bottom right of any page to edit it, if you have permission.

Top Tips

Publish your changes

After making changes to the site, click the blue Publish button at the top right of the window to publish your changes for everyone. Otherwise, they remain saved as draft edits!

  • Anyone who publishes changes to the site will publish all pending changes. Avoid leaving incomplete or undesired changes pending as saved draft edits, since someone else may publish them inadvertently.

  • On a computer, press Ctrl+Z to undo individual edits and Ctrl+Y to redo undone edits. This is the only way to remove pending changes. Warning: Undo works across pages and can cause data loss.

Keep it simple

Simple layout, simple content, easy to read and consume. Use built-in styles, organize pages, remove what isn't necessary. Less is more.

Check for missing files

Some pages on the old website had files attached. Check the old website for such files, move them to your department Shared Drive, share them, and embed or link to them from your new webpages. See more details.

Detailed Help Topics

Basic Page Editing - How to start navigating and editing a webpage

Edit and Format Text - How to make webpage text look clean and uniform

Documents on Pages - How to embed or link to documents in Google Drive on your webpage

Hide Pages - How to hide pages from showing up in the site navigation menu

Google Help Pages

For creating and editing New Google Sites, see Google's New Sites help pages.

For step-by-step walkthroughs on using New Google Sites, see Google's New Sites training pages.

For transitioning a Classic Google Site to a New Google Site, see Google's transition help pages.

  • This may be worth trying to see if it saves you some time in migrating your website. If it does not work well, you may delete the automatically transitioned site and create a new one. (In the new site, click the gear icon at the top right, then Migration, then Disconnect from original.)

All Google Sites help topics