Google has announced that classic Sites is officially being retired on November 1, 2020. All users must use new Sites to create websites in the ACPS Google Domain after November 1, 2020.
What to Know
- Google has created a Classic Sites Manager to help you with this transition. The Classic Sites Manager makes it easy for you to see the status of your website(s) by labeling them as inactive or active.
- Your migration timeline will depend on whether your website status is inactive or active:
- Inactive sites are websites that have not been edited or viewed since January 2018.
- Active sites are websites that have been edited and/or viewed since January 2018.
What to Do
Follow the appropriate steps below to avoid disruption:
- Before November 2020: As an owner of one or more inactive classic sites, you must take action before November 1, 2020. If you take no action, your inactive site(s) will automatically be exported as an archive and saved to your Google Drive starting November 1, 2020.
- Before September 2021: As an owner of one or more active classic sites, you must take action before September 1, 2021. If you take no action, starting September 1, 2021, your active site(s) will automatically be:
- Downloaded as an archive and saved to your Google Drive; and
- Replaced with a draft in the new Sites experience for you to review and publish.
You can use the Classic Sites Manager to transition both inactive and active sites:
- Convert your site(s) to the new experience if you want your site to continue to be available to visitors.
- Download your site(s) if you want to store an archived version of your website.
- Delete your site(s) that you no longer need.