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'''Google Sites''' is a [[wiki]] and website creation tool offered by [[Google]].
 
'''Google Sites''' is a [[wiki]] and website creation tool offered by [[Google]].
  
 
* [http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/09/export-google-sites.html How to export your own Google Site]
 
* [http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/09/export-google-sites.html How to export your own Google Site]
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== ''Google Sites Classic'' Closure ==
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On the 6th of August, 2020, an email was sent out announcing that the original version of the site building tool will be closed in September 2021. If the owner does not migrate their Google Site before that date, they will be forced to do so for their site to be publicly available again. An archive of their site will also be placed in their Google Drive.
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== Google Sites Timeline ==
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'''2004''': JotSpot, the technology that would eventually become classic Google Sites, is founded<ref>{{URL|https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/jotspot}}</ref>.
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'''February 22, 2006''': The predecessor to classic Google Sites known as Google Page Creator launches, allowing people to host websites for free at [gmailusername].googlepages.com (sometimes www.[gmailusername].googlepages.com<ref>{{URL|https://techcrunch.com/2006/02/22/google-pages-released/}}</ref>.
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'''October 31, 2006''': Google acquisition of JotSpot is announced<ref>{{URL|https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/jotspot}}</ref>.
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'''February 27, 2008''': JotSpot is relaunched as classic Google Sites<ref>{{URL|https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/jotspot}}</ref>.
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'''August 2008''': Google Page Creator stops accepting new signups<ref>{{URL|http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008/08/google-page-creator-to-be-closed.html}}</ref>.
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'''June 1, 2009''': Google Page Creator shuts down. Unless the user opted otherwise, Google Page Creator pages are automatically converted to classic Google Sites, and the *.googlepages.com URLs redirect to these sites<ref>{{URL|http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/04/google-page-creator-migration-info.html}}</ref>. These redirects still work as of August 2020.
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'''June 13, 2016''': New Google Sites is released to early adopters<ref>{{URL|https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2016/06/powering-more-connected-and.html}}</ref>.
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'''November 9, 2016''': New Google Sites is generally available<ref>{{URL|https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2016/11/a-totally-rebuilt-google-sitesnow.html}}</ref>.
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'''May-June 2018''': Classic Google Sites to new Google Sites converter tool released<ref>{{URL|https://jonathanwylie.com/2018/05/23/how-to-convert-an-old-google-site-to-the-new-google-sites/}}</ref>. Due to differences in the two products, converted sites look very different than they did before. These sites can be published to the same URL as the original site.
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'''August 2020''': Google emails users announcing a shutdown timeline for classic Google Sites.
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'''November 1, 2020''': Consumer classic Google Sites that haven't been viewed or edited since before January 2018 are exported as HTML to the user's Google Drive and become inaccessible to the public. No more classic consumer Google Sites can be created<ref>{{URL|https://support.google.com/sites/answer/7035197}}</ref>.
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'''May 2021''': Classic Google Site creation disabled for G Suite users<ref>{{URL|https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2020/08/transition-classic-to-new-google-sites.html}}</ref>.
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'''September 1, 2021''': Remaining consumer classic Google Sites are exported as HTML to the user's Google Drive, and are converted to drafts of new Google Sites that can be republished to the same URL as the original site. Unless that happens, the sites become inaccessible to the public<ref>{{URL|https://support.google.com/sites/answer/7035197}}</ref>.
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'''October 2021''': Classic Google Site editing disabled for G Suite users<ref>{{URL|https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2020/08/transition-classic-to-new-google-sites.html}}</ref>.
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'''December 2021''': Remaining G Suite classic Google Sites are exported as HTML to the user's Google Drive, and are converted to drafts of new Google Sites that can be republished to the same URL as the original site. Unless that happens, the sites become inaccessible to the public<ref>{{URL|https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2020/08/transition-classic-to-new-google-sites.html}}</ref>.
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Revision as of 18:00, 11 August 2020

Google Sites
Google Sites logo
Google Sites logo.png
URL http://sites.google.com/[IAWcite.todayMemWeb]
Project status Online!
Archiving status Not saved yet
Project source Unknown
Project tracker Unknown
IRC channel #nearlylostmygoogles (on hackint)
Project lead Unknown

Google Sites is a wiki and website creation tool offered by Google.

Google Sites Classic Closure

On the 6th of August, 2020, an email was sent out announcing that the original version of the site building tool will be closed in September 2021. If the owner does not migrate their Google Site before that date, they will be forced to do so for their site to be publicly available again. An archive of their site will also be placed in their Google Drive.

Google Sites Timeline

2004: JotSpot, the technology that would eventually become classic Google Sites, is founded[1].

February 22, 2006: The predecessor to classic Google Sites known as Google Page Creator launches, allowing people to host websites for free at [gmailusername].googlepages.com (sometimes www.[gmailusername].googlepages.com[2].

October 31, 2006: Google acquisition of JotSpot is announced[3].

February 27, 2008: JotSpot is relaunched as classic Google Sites[4].

August 2008: Google Page Creator stops accepting new signups[5].

June 1, 2009: Google Page Creator shuts down. Unless the user opted otherwise, Google Page Creator pages are automatically converted to classic Google Sites, and the *.googlepages.com URLs redirect to these sites[6]. These redirects still work as of August 2020.

June 13, 2016: New Google Sites is released to early adopters[7].

November 9, 2016: New Google Sites is generally available[8].

May-June 2018: Classic Google Sites to new Google Sites converter tool released[9]. Due to differences in the two products, converted sites look very different than they did before. These sites can be published to the same URL as the original site.

August 2020: Google emails users announcing a shutdown timeline for classic Google Sites.

November 1, 2020: Consumer classic Google Sites that haven't been viewed or edited since before January 2018 are exported as HTML to the user's Google Drive and become inaccessible to the public. No more classic consumer Google Sites can be created[10].

May 2021: Classic Google Site creation disabled for G Suite users[11].

September 1, 2021: Remaining consumer classic Google Sites are exported as HTML to the user's Google Drive, and are converted to drafts of new Google Sites that can be republished to the same URL as the original site. Unless that happens, the sites become inaccessible to the public[12].

October 2021: Classic Google Site editing disabled for G Suite users[13].

December 2021: Remaining G Suite classic Google Sites are exported as HTML to the user's Google Drive, and are converted to drafts of new Google Sites that can be republished to the same URL as the original site. Unless that happens, the sites become inaccessible to the public[14].



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