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.
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
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
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.
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.
From the What do you want to connect to pop-up menu, select
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.
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,
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
If you selected WebDAV, enter the WebDAV URL, user name,
(Optional) Click Advanced, and select the appropriate advanced
connection options for the connection service you specified in step
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.