Create a new Connection in Contribute (CS5)

Posted August 5th, 2016 at 12:36 pm.

Open Contribute by searching for Contribute, or going to Start->All Programs in Windows (or start it from the Finder or the Dock on your Mac )


When Contribute opens, click “Website Connection” under “Create New” at this welcome screen:

After you click ‘Create Connection,’ a dialogue box will appear. Click ‘Next’ to begin.


In the address box, enter the address of the page you want to edit, then remove the file name at the end. For example, if you wanted to edit, you should only enter .


In the next box, you will see a drop‐down menu. Select ‘Secure FTP(SFTP).’


Once ‘Secure FTP(SFTP)’ is chosen, three additional boxes will appear. In the second box, type your server’s address:

Enter your email username (without the and password in the third and fourth boxes.

Click ‘Next’ when you are ready.

Next you will have to enter the file path to the website you want to edit. Select the default text in the box that says “/home/yourusername” and delete it.


Then type or copy and paste in the following:


and replace “your_department” with whatever text comes after in your department’s website address. For example, for you would enter /web/www_pages/french/ in the box.

It should look like this:


If you get an error after this step, go back to the first window when you entered the website address and make sure it matches the end of the address here– and that there is no filename.html or extra text after the last slash “/”.

*Note: If you are asked about enabling Subversion at this point, simply click Next. We are not using Subversion at this time.

At the next window, select your role as “Publisher” and click Next.


Fill in your name and email address in the appropriate boxes. Click ‘Next’ when you are ready.


A box with a summary of the page you are about to edit will appear.  Click ‘Done’ to proceed to the page you intend to edit.
Your page is now ready to be edited.

Filed under: Legacy: Adobe Contribute Tags: by Juliana Perry

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