Some additional info. I've checked the connection under manage sites. There's no problems when testing the remote server. It's conects straight away.
More info: I've got my site set up to sync via FTP everytime I save. Saving a file forces the FTP to connect. It's just the 'Connect to remote server' button that isn't working.
In my opinion that's the absolute most dangerous option in DW. One thoughtless mistake and you have hosed your site.
For my workflow 'upload on save' is one of the most useful features DW has. I use it to update CMS templates and CSS in realtime. Saves me a load of time. I get the benefits of coding in DW with the speed of working directly on CMS templates through a browser.
Still none the wiser why the connection button is malfunctioning...
I have a few FTPS connections setup in my DW at the moment with 10.8 no issues.
What type of FTP connection?
Click on Site->Advanced->FTP Log. Is there anything in the log when you try to connect?
Hi, Sorry for delayed reply – I've been away for a couple of days.
Host is Vidahost
Type of FTP connection is straight FTP. I.e. not SFTP or any other type on the drop down list. Connection works fine when I test it under manage sites > servers.
FTP Log is totally empty when clicking the connect button but logs a successful connection when testing as above through manage sites.
OK. This is now resolved. Have just spent a couple of hours screenshare with an Adobe rep. It turned out to be a corrupted plist file.
This was the culpret: com.adobe.dreamweaver12.plist
Perhaps this thread will help someone in future. Certainly save a load of time.
I deleted the above file, rebooted DW and all was fine again.