I use horizontal navigation bar in Google sites, however the problem is that the words in the horizontal navigation bar is "single-lined".

I am allowed to change the text in the navigation bar, but no matter how I try, I couldn't get the behavior to be "multi-lined".

For example, I want my navigation bar to look like this:

Helloooooooooo | Helloooooooooo | Helloooooooooo
Worldddddddddd | Worlddddddddd2 | Worlddddddddd3

Right now, it is all in one line:

Helloooooooooo Worldddddddddd | Helloooooooooo Worlddddddddd2 | Helloooooooooo Worlddddddddd3

2 Answers 2


This is accomplished by setting max-width or width property in CSS on the enclosing element (usually, navigation links are enclosed in <li>). However, Google Sites doesn't give access to the template's CSS so there's no way to do multi-line navigation links.

  • Is there a hack we can use to modify the CSS?
    – Pacerier
    Jan 9, 2012 at 15:12
  • No global hack (only local view). It's permanently disabled.
    – dnbrv
    Jan 9, 2012 at 15:32
  • What do you mean by a global hack?
    – Pacerier
    Jan 9, 2012 at 16:26
  • Meaning something that would change it for all visitors. You can change it for yourself locally.
    – dnbrv
    Jan 9, 2012 at 16:55
  • how would i do a local view hack?
    – Pacerier
    Jan 9, 2012 at 22:02

Do you have a link to the site in question? Are you using the 'navigation' widget in the Site Layout or your own text nav?

If it's your own text nav you can set up a table then copy paste the nav onto each page, it's very easy to get rid of the lines on Google Sites tables.

If it's the nav widget consider make sub navigation on all of your main category pages or doing drop down menus off of the Nav widget itself.

If it's style you're going for you can always make an image based navigation and image map the click points to different URL's.

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