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.
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?
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