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Google Sites: Publishing a Site
When the site is complete and ready to go live, it will need to be published before people can visit it. Double-check your site to ensure that all the required content is present and has been proofread. Always Preview the site and make final adjustments before publishing.
To publish a site:
- Click the “Publish” button to the top of the page. A new window will appear.
- Type the name of the site, without spaces, under “Web address.” This will be added to the end of the URL for the site. If the title is already taken, try again with a new address.
- Under “Who can visit my site,” ensure “Anyone at Pacific Lutheran University” is displayed. With this setting, only visitors with a current PLU email will be able to access your site.
- Click “Publish” when finished to confirm and publish the site.
To adjust the web address after publishing, click the drop-down menu next to the Publish button and select "Publish Settings."
To unpublish, click the drop-down menu next to the Publish button and select “Unpublish.” This will take the site offline.
To adjust the sharing permissions, such as to make the site publicly accessible, refer to the Google Sites: Site Sharing & Visitor Access document.
Editing After Publishing
Edits can still be made to the site after publishing and will not show on the live site without republishing. After additional edits have been made, re-publish the site by clicking the Publish button again to confirm the changes. A page will appear that lists the pending changes to the left, and has a side-by-side comparison of the draft and currently published site.
To confirm changes and re-publish, click the Publish button the the top right.
- Google Sites: Information
- Google Sites: Creating a Site
- Google Sites: Interface Overview
- Google Sites: Creating Pages
- Google Sites: Adjusting Site Navigation
- Google Sites: Adding Text
- Google Sites: Inserting Images
- Google Sites: Using Files from Google Drive
- Google Sites: Inserting Embed Codes (YouTube videos, etc)
- Google Sites: Themes, Colors & Fonts
- Google Sites: Applying a Layout
- Google Sites: Editing the Header
- Google Sites: Page & Color Customization
- Google Sites: Publishing a Site
- Google Sites: Site Sharing & Visitor Access