Google offers many free applications to the public, such as Gmail, Google Maps, Google Voice and Google Sites. You can easily create your own website using Google Sites if you have an existing Google account, such as Gmail. Google Sites offers several website templates and themes as well as various configuration options to make your website private, public or selective-sharing with other approved Google account users. If you are part of an organization, you can upgrade your Google Sites to a paid service to share your websites across an organization.
Launch your Web browser and navigate to sites.google.com.
Sign in with your Google account. Enter your username and password, then click on the "Sign in" button.
Click on the "Create new site" button.
Click on a template for your website.
Enter a name for your website in the "Name your Site:" text box. The URL for your site will be "https://sites.google.com/site/yoursitename," where "yoursitename" is the name you just entered. Google Sites will concatenate a multi-word name to a single word.
Click the "Choose a theme" tab to open a list of themes. Click on a theme for your website, based on the template picked.
Type the CAPTCHA code shown in the text box to validate you as a human and not a robot.
Click on the "Create site" button. If your site URL is unacceptable, Google Sites displays a message that reads "The location you have chosen is not available." If this occurs, repeat Step 5 through Step 7. Otherwise, Google Sites creates your website for default, public viewing. You can return later to configure your website further.
- A Google Gmail account is required to set up a Google website.
- Site URLs are limited to the following characters: A-Z,a-z,0-9
- Your site name must not conflict with an existing site name.
- Your site URL must not conflict with an existing Gmail username, unless it's your own.
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