Create a Connection
Open Macromedia Contribute by going to the Start Menu Adobe Contribute and you will get the following screen:
Click the Create a Connection link to begin Creating a Connection to your website.
The following Introduction screen informs you if you received a Contribute connection Key to double click it to set up your connection automatically, if you don’t have one create your connection manually by clicking Continue.
This screen asks what you would like to connect to. Select Website from the drop down menu and type in the address of your website . Enter the url of your website.
It should not include any file names or extensions (index.php,etc.). Click Continue.
On this screen Contribute asks how to connect to your website. Select “FTP” from the drop down menu. Enter in “ftp.austincc.edu” for the FTP server. Now enter in the username and password for your website directory. Click Continue
In some instances when connecting Adobe Contribute to a website using a Microsoft Windows PC, this message may be displayed. Click Unblock to allow Contribute to access the internet.
Type in your full name and email address into the corresponding boxes and click Continue
On this screen Contribute asks what your role is for the website. If you plan to handle all of the website functions and plan to allow other users to connect to this website then you would be an Administrator. Look at the “Role Description” to the right of the menu to see what type of user you need to be set as. Select it and click continue.
This screen gives a summary of the connection information you have provided. If there are any mistakes in this information , use the Go Back button to return to the screen with the incorrect information and correct it. Press Finish if this information is correct.
If your connection information is correct Contribute will open your website in the editing window. From here you can begin editing your website.
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