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Google Sites: Using Preset Themes

New Google Sites, 2021. Be aware that different versions of Google Sites will vary in appearance and functionality. Access Google Sites at


A Theme is a group of settings, such as colors and fonts, that create the overall design of a site. Google Sites has two Theme setup options: Preset, or Custom. Each preset Theme in New Google Sites has a set style with a few different capabilities and settings. For custom Themes, see Google Sites: Using Custom Themes

To change the site theme and make adjustments to it, navigate to the Themes tab from the panel to the right side of the site. Then, click one of the preset Themes (Simple, Aristotle, Diplomat, Vision, Level, Impression) and make changes as desired.

theme panel

Site Colors

The Theme color affects all of the colors across the site including text, page sections, and other decorations. Colors are applied differently based on the selected Theme.

To change the Theme color, select a color option below the Theme in the Themes tab. For custom colors, click the paintbucket icon.

selecting theme color

Text color in the page body is based on the Section Style that's applied to the section.

To change the Section Style:
  1. Hover over a Section on a page. Options will appear to the left.
  2. Click on the painting palette icon, which will open the Section Colors pop-up.

  3. Select a Style (1, 2, or 3).

See Google Sites: Page Section Colors for more details.

Font Style

Each Theme has three style options. The Theme font will affect all text that doesn't have a custom font applied to it. Text font can be changed for each individual text box as well.

To customize the site fonts, click the Font style drop-down under the applied theme and select an option.

adjusting font style

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KeywordsGoogle Sites, Google Apps, workshop, Nursing, portfolio, website, theme, customization, color, font, guide, web, site   Doc ID85329
OwnerJanelle B.GroupPacific Lutheran Univ
Created2018-08-28 15:40:40Updated2023-08-04 16:28:19
SitesPacific Lutheran University
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