Digital Portfolios: Tech Tips - Portfolio Sites

An introduction to the tools, best practices, and how to's of online portfolios.

Google Sites FAQs

How can I remove the title "Navigation" from the top of a Sidebar in Google Sites?

  1. Click the More Actions (Gear) icon in the upper right corner of your Google Site
  2. Select Edit site layout and you'll be able to enable and edit your Sidebar.
  3. To remove the default title "Navigation" from the top of a sidebar, uncheck the Display title checkbox

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How can I add a clickable link (hyperlink) to another site?

  1. Click the Edit page (pencil) icon and add your text
  2. Highlight the text you'd like to make into a link.
  3. Click the Link icon in the toolbar.
  4. Link to an external page (another website) by entering the URL and select Open this link in a new window.

How do I add more gadgets?

  1. Select Edit page
  2. Select Insert
  3. Scroll down and select a Gadget, or click More Gadgets.

How do I add a theme? (change themes, colors, or fonts)

  1. Select Manage site from the Gear menu .
  2. Select Themes, Colors, and Fonts from the left sidebar.
  3. Select the theme you would like to use for your site. Changes you make will be reflected in the Preview area within moments.
  4. Click "Save changes."

How do I embed a PDF in my Google Site page (Classic Version Google Sites)

  1. Find the PDF file in Google Drive
  2. Preview the PDF file in Google Drive
  3. Pop-out the Google Drive preview
  4. Use the More actions menu and choose Embed item
  5. Copy code provided
  6. Edit Google Sites page where you want to embed
  7. Open the HTML Editor
  8. Paste the HTML embed code provided by the Google Drive preview
  9. Use the Update button and Save the page

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How To's Quick Help from Google Sites

Youtube Tutorial on the New Google Sites:

How to Create a Digital Portfolio Using Google (Classic) Sites