Adobe Contribute

2009-04-14

Well, would you believe that Adobe have created an application which will connect to your blog using the XMLRPC system of WordPress? Nor did I, until I spotted a blog entry from someone using an earlier version. The entry itself just mentions the cryptic phrase:

At the moment, I’m using Contribute, which seems to be the easiest tool for this particular task

A quick Google search reveals that the only “Contribute” of any worth is from Adobe. So, I fired up my copy and low and behold it has an option on the welcome screen to “add blog” (along with “add website”). Clicking this option opens a screen which allows you to choose a custom blog provider, along with three standard providers including WordPress.com and Blogger.

This very post is submitted via Contribute CS4, and I quite like it. Some of the rendering is a bit “off” though, such as my footer appearing at the top of the screen when editing a post, along with the accordion being fully expanded (again when editing a post). The nice feature of it, though, is that you can see your blog entry in the exact layout it will appear when posted. Contribute also supports technorati tagging along with pinging of blog search engines.