How to change template for my website root (not "pages", even "home")? the set of templates is different. Wanted "NGO"

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How to change template for my website root (not "pages", even "home")? the set of templates is different. Wanted "NGO" sersitus 1/5/10 11:08 AM
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Issue details:      How to change the overall template for the whole website?
I can only change templates for the various "pages" of my website, including "home" . The set offered is: Webpage,  Announcements, File Cabinet, List. I cannot find how to change the template for the WHOLE website. I wanted "NGO", which only comes up when creating a new website. Cannot find how to import "NGO" into that list of 4 templates, or into Google Documents.
 By the same token, the instructions I found on reusing a URL only work for the "Pages" including "home", but not with the website name.
These 2 things work for     sites.google.com/site/MySite/PageName    (one such PageName is 'Home')
                   but not for     sites. google.com/site/MySite
 Conclusion I have no way of using the "Contact Us" form and the "Donate" button of the NGO template, and there is, it seems, no way to include them in the list of SideBar items or gadgets either. So I guess I will have to do it all over again,  delete this site and make another, with a name that will not be as good. Your website builder does not allow for mistakes or change of mind.
If you have solutions to suggest, please let me know, Thank you.



Re: How to change template for my website root (not "pages", even "home")? the set of templates is different. Wanted "NGO" sasi.thangam 2/15/10 2:19 AM
Even i was looking for the option - looks like the template can not be changed, but still you can apply any of the themes [appearance alone]. It looks logical for not allowing the template, because it may overwrite the existing content of your site.
 
A simple method will be - create a dummy site - understand the "implementation ideas" of the template for the required feature and incorporate it to your site. 
 
 
 
 
Re: How to change template for my website root (not "pages", even "home")? the set of templates is different. Wanted "NGO" sersitus 3/4/10 8:07 AM
Did not have enough time to play around to try to understand templates. I just created another website, and copied all the contents, and destroyed the first one.
It seems more urgent to understand where to put the 'meta-tag descriptions'. I wrote some, according to instructions, but have no idea where to put them when I manage my site.
Re: How to change template for my website root (not "pages", even "home")? the set of templates is different. Wanted "NGO" Angelina518 7/16/10 10:01 AM
I have the same problem. I was just trying out and accidently picked a blank webpage. I tried to switch to a designed template. There's no such option. And the name i picked for my web has already been taken by the useless blank webpage. I don't think it is logical to miss out the function of change template. It can always put up a confirmation question to ask the user if they are aware that changing the template would delete all the content that already been made, and if they really want to do the action. I also tried to delete the empty home page. And it still not allowed to do that since it is a homepage. I'll try around to see if there's any other way to change the template. Any help would be welcome. 
Re: How to change template for my website root (not "pages", even "home")? the set of templates is different. Wanted "NGO" missjenniferlacey 11/7/10 11:29 PM
I also did that and I deleated the original site so I could use the name again.  But I couldn't use the name again so now I just have to stick with the one I have which I don't like very much...
Re: How to change template for my website root (not "pages", even "home")? the set of templates is different. Wanted "NGO" Francois A Greeff 11/25/10 6:22 AM
To change SITE TEMPLATE, not PAGE template:

(To TEST the procedure, create a new site called “YourNameAndSurnameBackwards” – “sdrawkcaBemanruSdnAemaNruoY”. No one else will have that name and you will not want to use it ever again. Use the WRONG template when creating this TEST site. Then follow the procedure below to convince yourself that it works. Ultimately, delete the wrong site, and repeat the process with your real site.)

Go over your whole web site, page by page and copy and paste ALL CONTENT FROM EVERY SINGLE PAGE AND SUB-PAGE into a word document. Save that on your computer.

1.        Go to Google sites
2.        Log in
3.        Click my Account
4.        Click Sites
5.        Click on name of site
6.        More Actions
7.        Manage Site
8.        General
9.        (scroll down page) Delete this site
10.        Delete
11.        Create new site
12.        Browse the gallery for more (under choose a template)
13.        Government and non-profits (my example)
14.        News Letter (my example)
15.        Select
16.        (Type in the name of site that you deleted)
17.        (Please type in the code shown)
18.        Create site

Now you have a BLANK web site, with the new SITE TEMPLATE.

Build  new website content, using as guide the content you copied and pasted into a word document. If possible, copy and paste it into the new template site.
1.        Edit page
2.        etc.
Re: How to change template for my website root (not "pages", even "home")? the set of templates is different. Wanted "NGO" mini-monk 3/21/11 5:09 AM
As desired by Google AdWords I host a site but in a fix with "satishree": https://sites.google.com/site/satishreepress/

I want to transfer the items on the left of Home page to the top of the page. Then with adequate clearance on both the sides more and more Ads will be entertained. Better publicity promotes better earnings.

Would you kindly advise me and allow me to act accordingly?

With warm regards,
Asokananda Prosad.
anpr...@gmail.com
Re: How to change template for my website root (not "pages", even "home")? the set of templates is different. Wanted "NGO" zafirisc ALFA 4/3/11 5:00 PM
http://sites.google.com/sites/waikaboudoutforhealth/
Re: How to change template for my website root (not "pages", even "home")? the set of templates is different. Wanted "NGO" Jimbo654321 8/7/11 2:35 PM
I followed Francois' example and it did not work.  The error message I received was "The location you have chosen is not available."  Perhaps the problem was that I selected the Blank template instead of navigating to the example template Francois pointed to, but I don't think so.