Many of the features in the Perch 2.4 release are aimed at helping you improve the content editing experience for your clients. Template Dividers is just one of those.
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A short tutorial in using the new perch:repeater tag, demonstrating how it can be used to stop markup drifting if content editors need to make decisions about what to use.
We often get pre-sales queries asking if it is possible to use “custom fields” in Perch. In some other CMS products, particularly those – like WordPress – that have come from blog roots, custom fields are a way to add additional fields to a post for editors to complete. Perch however, is different. Perch is entirely based around structured content and therefore every template is a collection of “custom fields”.
One of the great strengths of Perch is the flexibility to construct content forms that match the nature of your content. Often you know when a field like a
textarea should expect a little or a lot of content.
perch:after tags enable you to wrap a region with mark-up that will only be displayed if the region has content.
This tips explains how to use the
chars attributes to create excerpts.
Sometimes, when outputting a multiple item region, it’s useful to be able to number the items. This can be achieved with
perch:help tag gives you the ability to add instructional information, images and even video to any administration form in Perch.
The help attribute for template tags enables the developer to provide help next to individual form fields in the admin area.
perch_item_last special ID values can be used to identify the first and last items in a multiple-item template.