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Editing Pages in Google Sites

written by: Laura Jean Karr•edited by: Misty Faucheux•updated: 2/16/2010

When you are starting out with Google Sites, there are some simple page edits that you can apply to make your site work smoother. Here we go over three tips to use when editing your own pages.

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    Editing Pages in Google Sites

    One of the items that may give some Google Sites users problems is in editing the pages that they create for their site. Users who were used to the previous Page Creator editor will find that when editing pages in the new Sites system not all commands translate the same way as they used to. Here, we are going to go over some basic ways to help you get more comfortable in editing the pages that you create as a site owner using Google Sites.

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    Insert links in a Page

    Open the page that you want to add links to. Click the Edit selection from the top menu bar. Next select the text that you want to add a link to, highlighting it, and then click the Link button from the top menu bar. Insert the URL information for your link and click the Save to secure your link.

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    Enable Comments for a Page

    In Google Sites, when you want to allow comments, you will have to enable them on each page. You cannot enable comments just for the site and have them show up on the corresponding pages.

    Open that page that you want to enable comments on, and click Edit on the top menu bar. Click on the More Actions button and a drop down will appear. In the drop down menu, click on Page Settings, and check the box that is next to Allow comments. Once the box is checked, click on Save and comments will now be enabled for that page.

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    Link to Sub-Pages

    You can enable links to your sub-pages on a particular page of your site for easier site navigation. In order to link to your sub-pages within a page, first open your page, and click Edit on the top menu bar. Next click on More Actions, and select Page Settings from the drop down menu that will appear.

    In the drop down menu, check the box that is next to Show links to sub-pages. Once the box has been checked, click Save for the setting changes to take affect. Your page will now have the sub-pages links enabled for your site page.

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    Learn More

    To learn more about using Google Sites check out these other articles from Bright Hub’s Google Channel: A Web Designer’s Review of Google Sites and Using Files in Google Sites.