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Chapter 13. Managing Website Content Usi... > Content Management Using Contribute

Content Management Using Contribute

As a slimmed-down version of Dreamweaver, Contribute makes it easy for anyone to connect to a website, make edits to it, and then publish changes, all without having to learn more than they have to. If you know how to type a URL in the address bar of a browser, you can connect to a site using Contribute. If you can type and save text in a word processing document, you can make changes using Contribute; and if you know how to click a button (I'll assume that you are quite capable of doing that), you can publish edited content using Dreamweaver. With that said, Contribute is the perfect alternative for users in an organization whose primary roles aren't to create, edit, and publish web pages. For instance, in our organization, we might want to allow Cammy the Content Manager, Tina the Tech Writer, and Ada the Admin Assistant access to specific parts of our website only to make simple changes. For the organization, this has two benefits: The first and obvious one is that we don't have to buy three more licenses of Dreamweaver for users who otherwise might not use its full potential; instead we can buy three licenses of Contribute at a much cheaper price. Second, it allows you, the site administrator, to police who has access to which sites, what kind of access they have, and even be assured that pages you've created won't get accidentally overwritten by someone who has limited experience. As an example for how users in our fictitious Dorknozzle company publish content to our site, take a look at the diagram in Figure 13.1.

Figure 13.1. Developers in our organization can continue to use Dreamweaver while those with limited web development experience use Contribute.



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