How To: Notes:
Working with Contribute
Contribute is a great tool for editing page content. It provides an excellent
interface for content authors to modify the textual content of a page (but
lacks the advanced tools designers and developers need) so it is perfect for
sharing the workload of creating content (get department A to create their
own pages for the site) while keeping them integrated with the templates and
style sheets you have worked so hard to establish. Plus its much less expensive
than another copy of Dreamweaver.
As they add their content to the site the new pages will show up in your files
list within Dreamweaver. Simply process that new content with RSS Dreamfeeder
and an automated feed and you should be good to go. RSS DreamFeeder doesn't
care what editing the HTML, only that the pages are there and they have content
to extract. However, RSS DreamFeeder is a Dreamweaver extension so it does
require that you have at least 1 copy of Dreamweaver in the workgroup.
On a technical note, Contribute has the ability to control the editorial workflow
of file creation, but it does this by creating temporary files. Those temporary
files should be ignored until they become approved content. That is RSS DreamFeeder
default configuration but if you need to change it you can under Advanced/Summarize.