Public pages & web publishing

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Any page you build in Notion can be turned into a public page, creating a fully navigable (and searchable) website with links. Publish a blog, your resume or portfolio, job listings, a landing page... the possibilities are as wide as the web itself 🪄


How people see your public page

Note: When you publish a Notion page to the web, your first name, last name, and the email address you use for your Notion account may be included in the webpage's metadata.

When your Notion page is public, anyone on the web can read it and interact with certain components:

  • Subpages are also published by default, along with any of their subpages.

    • You can restrict subpage permissions to hide them from public view!

  • For databases, viewers can toggle between views and open the pages they contain.

  • Your site's navigation appears as a breadcrumb menu at the top for all viewers.

  • At the top right, people can Search the content of your page (and all its sub-pages), or click Duplicate to add an exact, editable replica of your page to their own Notion workspace (if you've toggled this feature on).

  • If you have Allow editing turned on, folks who have your link and are logged into a Notion account will be able to make edits to your page.

Make a page public

  • Click Share at the top right of any Notion page.

  • Toggle on Share to web. Your page is now live on the web. Access will automatically be set to Anyone with the link can view.

  • You can also allow comments and edits so that other Notion users can work on your page with you. Folks who aren't logged into a Notion account will only be able to read the page.

Note: When you enable Share to the web for the first time, you'll see a prompt to set a domain for your workspace's public links. Learn more about setting your own workspace domains here →

Share your public page

Every Notion page has a unique URL, which you can share via email, social media, text, and other online channels. To copy your page's URL:

  • Click Share at the top right.

  • Click Copy. The URL is copied to your clipboard for pasting or sharing wherever you choose.

  • By default, your workspace's public page URLs will be given a unique string as an identifier, such as  unique-string-100.notion.site. If you'd like to change this, follow the instructions here →

  • If you've set your own workspace domain, it will be displayed at the start of public page URLs, such as acme.notion.site.

  • If you change your workspace domain, any existing links starting with the previous domain (previousdomain.notion.site) will no longer work. You'll need to re-share the new links.

Note: The unique acme.notion.site URL is only used for publicly shared pages within your workspace. Internally, you will still see the URL as notion.so/acme.

Allow edits

You can allow any Notion user with a link to your public page to make edits. This is always turned off by default.

  • Click Share at the top right, turn on Share to the web, then Show link options. Turn on Allow editing.

  • Only Notion users will be able to make edits. Anonymous edits aren't supported. Anyone who isn't logged into a Notion account will see the read-only version.

  • Anyone signing up for a Notion account via your link will see an easier, shortened version of the sign-up process, so they can start working with you even faster.

Tip: Allowing edits on public pages is a great way to work on something in a large group. For example, share the link with your classroom, social media followers, or friend group to build something together.

Allow comments

You can allow any Notion user who's signed in on their browser to comment on your public page:

  • Click Share at the top right, turn on Share to the web, then Show link options.

  • Toggle on Allow comments.

  • Only Notion users will be able to leave comments. Anonymous comments aren't supported. Anyone who isn't logged into a Notion account will see the read-only version.

Let people duplicate your page (or not)

When you make a page public, other Notion users can duplicate it by default. They'll see a Duplicate button at the top right. Clicking it will add your page exactly as you built it to the Private section of their sidebar.

You can disable the duplicate option if you prefer:

  • Click Share at the top right.

  • Switch off Allow duplicate as template.

Add your page to search engines

By default, your public page will not appear in search engine results. But, you can allow Google and other search engines to display your page in results for relevant queries if you want.

  • Click Share at the top right, turn on Share to the web, then Show link options.

  • Toggle on Search engine indexing.

Note: You'll need to have a paid subscription to enable search engine indexing on your public pages.

Set a public home page

If you have pages shared to the web, you'll be able to choose which one you'd like to display as a default home page, reachable at domain.notion.site.

  • Navigate to Settings & Members in your sidebar, then Settings.

  • Scroll down to the Public home page section. In the dropdown, you'll be able to select which of your publicly shared pages you'd like to make the public home page.

  • Below this, you'll see your public home page URL.


FAQs

Does Notion support custom domains?

You can customize part of your URL by following these instructions. For example, if your company is called Acme Inc., you could customize your URL to www.notion.so/acmeinc, but not www.acmeinc.com (quite yet, that is!).

Can you link to a specific section of a page, like an anchor link?

Click the ⋮⋮ icon next to any block and choose Copy link in the menu. This will copy the anchor link to that block to your clipboard.

Tables of contents work on public pages, so you can also use that tool to create anchor links to headings on your public page. To add a table of contents, type /table of and press enter.

Is there a way to see a list of all my public pages?

Not at the moment, unfortunately 😓 We'll work on that!

If I have already shared lots of links to public Notion pages in my workspace — will those old notion.so links still work?

Yes! Your old notion.so links will still work. If the link was created after June 29, 2021, it will take folks to an intermediate page where they can click on the new link.

I shared my public page URL but it takes people to a page with a "Continue to external site by following the link below" error message. What did I do wrong?

It sounds like you may be sharing the URL copied from your browser, rather than the direct URL for the public page.

To get the URL that will take users directly to your public page, click on the "Share" button at the top right corner of your page, then click "Copy link." This URL will have your workspace domain at the beginning of the URL (i.e. workspacedomain.notion.site).

If I change my workspace domain name, will my public page URLs still work?

If you change your workspace domain, any existing links starting with the previous domain (previousdomain.notion.site) will no longer work. You'll need to re-share the new links.

You can find the new links by clicking on "Share" at the top right corner of the page and clicking "Copy link."

Can I password protect a page?

Not at the moment, but it's on our to-do list! For the time being, you can share your page privately by using the Invite a person button in the Share menu at the top of a page, although they will need to have a Notion account in order to view it.

If they don't have a Notion account, you can enable Public access in the Share menu, and ensure that search engine indexing is disabled for privacy. That said, anyone who has the link will be able to see it on the web.

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