Create a website connection

The Connection Wizard (Windows) or Connection Assistant (Mac OS) guides you through the steps of creating a connection to a website, prompting you for the information needed to establish a website connection.

The process is different to create a connection to a blog; for more information, see Create a blog server connection.

Note: If you use a Macintosh computer and have a .Mac account, you can easily create a connection to your .Mac account. In the Connection Assistant, select the .Mac check box. For information about selecting a folder to connect to in your .Mac website, see Create a connection to a .Mac account.
  1. Start Contribute.

  2. Select Edit > My Connections (Windows) or Contribute > My Connections (Mac OS).

    The My Connections dialog box appears. The options in this dialog box let you create and manage your Contribute connections.

    You can also use the My Connections dialog box to create a connection to blogs. For more information on creating connections to blogs, see Create a blog server connection.

  3. Click Create.

    Note: The Connection Wizard (Windows) or Connection Assistant (Mac OS) appears. This wizard or assistant guides you through setting up a new website connection.
    Click Back or Go Back to return to a previous screen, if necessary. If you need more information about how to complete a screen, click the Help button.
  4. Click Next.

  5. From the What do you want to connect to pop-up menu, select Website.

  6. In the What is the web address (URL) of your website field, enter the website you want to connect to. If necessary, click the Browse button and browse to the website.

  7. Click Next.

  8. From the How do you connect to your web server pop-up menu, select your connection service and do one of the following:

    • If you selected FTP, enter the FTP server name, user name, and password.

    • If you selected Secure FTP (SFTP), enter the SFTP server name, user name, and password.

    • If you selected Local/Network, enter the network path to your website.

    • If you selected WebDAV, enter the WebDAV URL, user name, and password.

  9. (Optional) Click Advanced, and select the appropriate advanced connection options for the connection service you specified in step 7.

  10. Click Next.

  11. On the Summary screen, review the connection settings to verify that they’re correct and click Done (Windows) or Finish (Mac OS) to complete the connection.

Contribute creates a connection to the website.

After Contribute has successfully created a connection to the website, the Connection Wizard or Connection Assistant closes, and the main page of the website appears in the Contribute browser.