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 can I buy Adobe Contribute CS5?

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You can buy Adobe Contribute CS5 as a single product or as part of Creative Suite.

Adobe Contribute CS5Adobe Contribute CS5 is part of CS5 Web Premium and CS5 Master Collection Suites.

The cost of Adobe Contribute CS5 is US$199 if you are buying it as a single product. The cost of CS5 Web Premium is US$1799, and the cost of CS5 Master Collection is US$2599.

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Spry Widget Rendering

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For the Spry users out there Contribute CS5 supports rendering of the Spry Widgets!!

Contribute CS5 allows rendering and editing of Spry Widgets. Few modifications such as adding or removing Panels and other such modifications are possible apart from adding Content. Selective Widget properties are exposed for Contribute users to change. Spry Widgets with Data set and with Effects are also rendered and published back without being disturbed.

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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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What am I missing if I am not using Contribute CS5

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Ready to upgrade Adobe Contribute? What do I get upgrading to Adobe Contribute CS5, if I have an older version of Contribute, probably Contribute 3.11 / Contribute 4.0?

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Encoding Links

When you insert links in a web page you are editing, by default, Contribute encodes them. You might have noticed that, when a colon symbol is passed as a link parameter in a web page URL, it gets encoded as %3A when Contribute publishes the page. Sometimes you might want to insert the link as it is, so that the link is not broken because of encoding. Here is the option to do so.

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