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Old Google Sites, easy to make New

Google has made a tool to automatically convert Google Sites built with the ‘classic’ interface into shiny ‘New Sites’ sites.

Motivated interface updates

When Google announced New Sites, there was much to look forward to: responsive pages, Drive integration, a better editor.

But, converting an existing Google Sites page to the New version proved too hard for some to bother.

Solution: Google’s new tool will do it for you.

Not all olds can be new

The site conversion tool will auto-convert many old sites, but not all of them.

Unlike its ‘classic’ predecessor, New Sites still doesn’t offer pre-designed templates nor support fully customised designs. And, admins can’t tweak permissions for individual pages.

Where an old site is using one of the classic features that is as-yet-unsupported by New sites, it might fail the auto-conversion eligibility test.

Migrate me?

If your site is eligible for auto-conversion, you’ll find a new command at sites.google.com called ‘Convert to New Sites’. If they don’t push it to you with a banner notice, you’ll be able to find it via the left sidebar under Settings > Manage Site.

If it’s not there, your site is ineligible for auto-conversion. Hey, maybe it will be soon.

Will auto-conversion to New Sites finally bring your business across?

Copy Transmission is a Melbourne-based agency :: Better Brands. Loud & Clear.

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