I want to like Contribute CS3, I really do. I spent the money
on the full version. I trusted in Adobe to put out a product that
was as robust as Photoshop and all the rest. So far, it's been
The latest drama is that all of a sudden, Contribute can't
connect to the blog that I've been editing with Contribute for
weeks. When I pulled up the page and clicked the Connect button,
nothing happened. No error message, nothing telling me that the
program couldn't connect. Naturally, I simply deleted the
connection (since editing doesn't actually allow you to edit the
connection) and created a new one.
I chose "Blogs", "Other Blog Servers" and entered the URL of
my blog. The window pops up asking for username and password. I
enter them. The correct protocol and xmlrpc file location are
filled in. I hit Finish. I get the dreaded error message:
Contribute cannot connect to the server. Please check your
connection information or contact your administrator.
Guess what Adobe? I AM THE ADMINISTRATOR. When will software
companies learn that error messages like the above are completely
useless? Okay, so I double check that all my entries are correct.
Everything is spelled correctly. It simply won't connect.
I can login via the web directly to my Wordpress 2.1.3
install. No problem. My internet connection is fine. My Wordpress
installation is fine. Everything works - except Contribute.
This is the last straw. If I can't get this resolved, I'm
going to abandon Contribute CS3 and spread the word about the
inadequacies of it. I can live with the inability to edit the
source code of a post (which means I have to manually edit the post
in Wordpress to add basic things like affiliate link code), but if
I can't even connect to a blog, the whole thing is pointless.