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Macromedia Contribute 3 is the last version of Contribute to be released under the Macromedia name. It was also packaged as part of Macromedia Studio 8 and Adobe Web Bundle.[1]

Product history[]

Contribute 3 was released in July 2004. It included Macromedia FlashPaper 2 and support for the WebDAV protocol and Contribute Publishing Services (CPS), an optional server component for central management of users and site connections while tracking site-wide publishing activities.

Contribute 3.1 was released in March 2005 as a free update which included support for connections with Breeze Server.

Contribute 3.11 was released November 2005 as a free update. Still available separately, CPS was updated to Contribute Publishing Server 1.11, which allowed administrators to manage web content from Contribute 3 as well as Dreamweaver 8.

After Adobe Systems' acquisition of Macromedia in December 2005,[2] it was succeeded by Adobe Contribute 4.[3]

Legacy activation[]

Adobe disabled the activation server for legacy Macromedia products on December 15, 2012.[4] Users who wish to activate Contribute 3 after this date will need to follow this procedure.


  1. Adobe Web Bundle, Adobe Systems. Archived 2005-12-07.
  2. Adobe Completes Acquisition of Macromedia, Adobe Systems. 2005-12-05. Archived 2005-12-07.
  3. Adobe Contribute 4, Adobe. Archived 2006-10-13.
  4. Activation error | Macromedia branded products, Adobe Systems. Archived 2013-10-10.

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