Author Archive: Michael Dominic

How to access the draft in different machines?

Consider the case where a person, using his desktop machine, has created connection to the website and created new draft using Adobe Contribute. Half way through his work, he needs to travel. So he wishes to continue the remaining part of his work using his laptop. He doesn’t have publishing permission. How to access the draft in different machines?

There is a way to do this. Please send the draft to self. So it can be accessible from any other machine, by connecting to the same site using Adobe Contribute. If you have publishing permission, then you can either send the draft for edit to yourself or publish it.


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How to wrap text around images?

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Do you like to wrap the text around the inserted images? This can be easily achieved through simple modification in the image properties.

  • Select the inserted image.
  • Right click and select Image Properties… in the context menu.
  • Choose the Alignment in the according to your requirement.

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How to connect to WordPress using Adobe Contribute?

If you wish to use Adobe Contribute to manage and post entries in WordPress, here are the simple steps with demo movie.

To publish a post successfully, the first thing needs to be enabled is ““.

This option is available at “http://<YOUR WORDPRESS>/wp-admin/options-writing.php”.

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Easily Edit Included File without navigating

Easily Edit Included File without navigating

An SSI (Server Side Include) file contains common information that is shared across web pages. You use an include tag in web pages to reference content from an SSI file. Any change that you make to the content in the SSI file is reflected across all web pages. For more information on SSI files please refer to http://blogs.adobe.com/contribute/2009/02/server_side_includes_1.html .

Adobe Contribute CS5 lets you to edit the SSI content in a web page easily without navigating to the file. When you edit the SSI content and publish the web page, the changes are reflected across web pages that contain a reference to the SSI file.

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Inserting Google Analytics tracking code using Contribute

You can insert Google Analytics code to your page easily using Adobe Contribute. Here comes the first question, how to get the Google Analytics Tracking Code? Register yourself in http://www.google.com/analytics/ .

Please follow the instructions mentioned below to add the tracking code to your page.

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FTP issue with WS_FTP server resolved in Adobe Contribute CS5?

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Earlier versions of Adobe Contribute would work fine with WS_FTP server for most of the protocols but for SFTP. When you make connection to the WS_FTP server through SFTP protocol, you can’t publish any page, you are thrown an error message “An error occurred. Please contact your Administrator”. This issue is resolved in Adobe Contribute CS5 version. With this fix Contribute works seamlessly with WS_FTP server in SFTP configuration.



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How do I make the webpage containing SWF as W3C compliant ?

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It is very simple. Edit the page using Adobe Contribute CS5, delete the existing SWF file and re-insert the same. The code inserted on inserting the SWF file using Adobe Contribute CS5 is W3C compliant.

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Puzzled why Adobe Contribute lists only 10 Pages of WordPress?

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This is due the changes done by WordPress for their API “wp.getPages”, which has been modified to return only 10 pages by default.. So Contribute is listing only the most recent ten pages  for editing.

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Paragraph Spacing Options in Adobe Contribute

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One line, as in standard word processors applies inline CSS styles to each new p tag. The CSS styles defined for a website usually cause paragraphs to be rendered closer together. This style is often more familiar to users who have worked with desktop publishing applications, which provide greater typographic control. Users can include more space between paragraphs by pressing Enter twice to add a standard HTML paragraph (p) tag.

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How do I unlock pages in Contribute?

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You might have hit with the error message “You can’t edit this page now because (username) is currently editing it. Please contact administrator for assistance” when you try to edit a page.

The reason might be:

  • The user editing the page in IBE and closed the browser without publishing or discarding the edits.
  • The page is currently being edited by another user.
  • The publish operation for the page fails.
  • Contribute was forcibly restarted during the edit process.
  • The reviewer has not ended the review, or is inactive for a long time.

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