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Template Customization

Templates are easy to customize using the features Google Site provides.  With the click of a few buttons, you can change everything from fonts to backgrounds to layouts.  In the three columns below, I will guide you through the process of modifying your website title,adjusting your font type/size, changing your background images, deleting default instructions, and disabling page comments.

Title Modification

Click the More Actions gear in the top right of the screen, then click Manage Site. You'll go to the General tab of the Manage Site area. 




  • In the General tab, you can change the Site name and Site notice and hide the site name. You can also access site analytics. 


Font Adjustments

1) Click the More Actions gear in the top right of the screen, then click Manage Site. You'll go to the General tab of the Manage Site area.
 
2) Click Themes, Colors, and Fonts on the left-hand menu. You'll go to the theme management area.
 


  • To change the fonts for the entire site, click Entire page, then Text.
  • To change the font of any of the site headers, click Site header, then Title.
  • To change the fonts of any site headers, click Content area, then Page title or any of the headers.
  • Similarly modify text in Content area gadgetsSidebar gadgets, and Horizontal navigation. 



Background Images

1) Click the More Actions gear in the top right of the screen, then click Manage Site. You'll go to the General tab of the Manage Site area.
 

2) Click Themes, Colors, and Fonts on the left-hand menu. You'll go to the theme management area.

 

  • To change the theme, choose a theme from the drop-down menu under Base Theme.
  • To change the background color or image of the entire page, click Entire page, then Background
  • To change the background color or image of any other site elements, click the element, then Background

Deleting Instructions from any Page

The VT Project Site Template pages include instructions on how to set up and use the pages' tools. Delete the instructions before launching your site. To delete text from a page:
 
1) Click the Edit page (e) pencil icon in the top right of the page. The page will shift to edit mode.
 

2) Select and delete the instructions from the page's text.
 

3) Add any relevant information.
 

4) Click Save

Disabling Comments on any Page

The VT Project Site Template has comments enabled for all pages. To disable comments:

1) Click the Edit page (e) pencil icon in the top right of the page. The page will shift to edit mode.
 
2) Select and delete the instructions from the page's text.
 
3) Add any relevant information.
 
4) Click Save