|Re: Setting up a Google Site||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: John Sechrest (sechrestgmail.com)|
|Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 06:19:04 -0700 (PDT)|
It is possible to pay Google to get more storage on Google sites But it may take some fiddling around. https://support.google.com/a/answer/90917?hl=en There is a point where paying for "Google Apps for you domain" makes sense. Google Apps is a separate product from Google sites, but which includes sites as a function. On Jul 26, 2015 4:53 AM, "Kathy Icenogle" <kathy.icenogle [at] gmail.com> wrote: > > We use Google Sites for our Washington Village community website and it > works reasonably well for freebie technology. You can integrate the Google > Calendar, Google Groups conversations (we have a group for the whole > community, as well as groups for each team), photos (Google Photos/Picasa > Web), and any type of Google doc, including forms (surveys), and other > features if you want to get into using their "gadgets"... (I'm sorry, our > members want to keep the current website private.. I haven't had a chance > to build a public side to it yet.) > > Something to keep in mind, if you intend to publish a lot of documents on a > Google Site, is that they limit storage space to 100MB... and I haven't > found the secret yet to how one might request more space... 100 MB gets > used up pretty fast if you use the "File Cabinet" page type, because it > stores documents as part of the website. We're getting around that limit by > storing documents in a shared Google Drive - and then inserting drive > folders into pages on our site. (I would be interested to know if I'm > missing a better solution. I'm no expert.) > > Kathy Icenogle > Washington Village, Boulder, CO > > PS. Sharon, I love your posts. Thanks for all the great info you provide. > > On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 9:03 AM, Sharon Villines < > sharon [at] sharonvillines.com> > wrote: > > > > > I recently gave out the address of an example Google Site that Takoma > > Village uses for Facilities. It is just a sample of what is now a large > > site. > > > > https://sites.google.com/site/wikifacilitiesdemo/ > > > > Several people asked for instructions on how to do this and I referred > > them to the Google site. WELL, when I finally realized that people > couldn’t > > find the right page, I went over to Google to find it. I could find my > > example but not how to start a new one. Hours later… > > > > No wonder people have been asking so many questions. I finally was able > to > > set up another example from scratch. After I finished the directions > below, > > however, I found YouTube videos on it — lots of them. > > > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y98R533Gmpg > > > > Or you can read the directions below. I like directions myself but videos > > can also be helpful—they just take longer. > > > > Sharon > > > > --------- > > > > Google Goop: For a company that can produce such a wonderful search > > engine, they have an incredibly frustrating interface for personal > > accounts. The “My Account” page, for example, does not show my Sites or > > Docs. I just had to persist. > > How to set up a Google Site: > > > > Google Sites are “wikis” which means anyone who is authorized can add > > information easily. It is like using a word processor. No programming > > required. Information is organized like a filing cabinet in outline > format > > with main headings, sub headings, and pages. > > > > TO SET UP A GOOGLE SITE > > > > 1. Sign in to Google.com or set up a new account. > > > > 2. In the upper right hand corner you will see a small checkerboard menu > > icon. Click to get a dropdown menu of icons of Google Apps. > > > > At the bottom, click “more” and you will see more icons. > > > > Then click “even more.” You be taken to a page with all the Google Apps > > listed in a sensible format with actual names, descriptions, and links. > > (You may want to bookmark this page. There doesn’t seem to be any quick > way > > to find it.) > > > > 3. Scroll down to "Home and Office” and click on “Sites.” You will be > > taken to a page that lists all your sites. If you have no Sites, I don’t > > know what happens. (I can’t seem to set up an account unrelated to mine > so > > I can’t check this.) > > > > 4. On the “Sites” page, click “Create.” > > > > 5. The next page shows a few templates with an option to view more. The > > “Browse the Gallery Window will take you to something so complex you will > > wish you hadn’t seen it. Not a big deal because you can always change the > > template. But see below— there is a better way. > > > > Add a name for your Site and it will appear in the website address below. > > You won’t know if this name available until you finish the page and click > > “Create Site.” (This may take a lot of time.) > > > > At the bottom there are arrows for “Select a Theme and “More Options” The > > options arrow drops down a box to enter a description of the site. The > > theme arrow drops down a lot of themes to choose from—I think these are > the > > best options. The elaborate ones are probably too specific for a > cohousing > > community. > > > > (I prefer the simple empty templates like Launch Default, Simple, > Solitude > > (choice of several colors). These have colors but you can change them > later > > and add your on photos.) > > > > Verify that you are not a robot. > > > > Click “Create Site at the Top” > > > > Change name if necessary. Reverify. > > > > If the name is good the spinning wheel will spin and suddenly you site > > will appear. If you have chosen a theme with content, it will be filled > > in—for weddings or crafts show, for example. If not you will see an empty > > page with colors and sections. > > > > Bookmark this page! > > > > 6. On the upper right, you will see three icons and a share button. The > > icons are for editing the page you are on, adding a page, and a drop down > > menu for everything else. > > > > 7. I think the items on the drop down menu are self explanatory. If you > > don’t understand them, just experiment. You can’t do anything > irreversible > > except delete the site. (I couldn’t even find that command so I don’t > think > > you have to worry about it.) > > > > There is also a help menu at the bottom of that dropdown menu. > > > > Google Sites are wonderful places to store information so I highly > > recommend them but the upfront interface is a brain puzzler. And Google > > changes it at will. That’s why I said to bookmark your pages. You may > never > > find them again. > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
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