Administering a Contribute site using Dreamweaver

Administering a Contribute site using Dreamweaver

After you enable Contribute compatibility (see Preparing a site for use with Contribute), you can use Dreamweaver to start Contribute to perform site administration tasks.

As an administrator of a Contribute site, you can do any of the following:

  • Change the administrative settings for the site.

    Contribute administrative settings are a collection of settings that apply to all users of your website. These settings enable you to fine-tune Contribute to provide a better user experience.

  • Change the permissions granted to user roles in Contribute.
  • Set up Contribute users.

    Contribute users need certain information about the site to be able to connect to it. You can package all of this information in a file called a connection key to send to Contribute users.

To administer a Contribute website in Dreamweaver:

  1. Select Site > Manage Sites.

    The Manage Sites dialog box appears.

  2. Select a site, then click Edit.

    The Site Definition dialog box appears.

  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Select the Contribute category from the category list on the left.
  5. Click the Administer Site in Contribute button.
  6. If prompted, enter the administrator password, and then click OK.

    The Administer Website dialog box appears.

  7. Do any of the following:
    • To change administrative settings, select a category from the list on the left, and then change settings as necessary.
    • To change role settings, in the Users and Roles category, click the Edit Role Settings button, and then make changes as necessary.
    • To send a connection key to set up users, in the Users and Roles category, click the Send Connection Key button, and then complete the Connection Wizard.
  8. Click Close to close the Administer Website dialog box.
  9. Click OK to close the Site Definition dialog box.
  10. Click Done to close the Edit Sites dialog box.

Related topics

  • Managing Contribute files using Dreamweaver

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