Perch Blog http://grabaperch.com Blog posts Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:12:00 +0000 http://edgeofmyseat.com/services/content-management-systems en Rapid content relationships in Perch Runway http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/rapid-content-relationships-in-perch-runway http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/rapid-content-relationships-in-perch-runway Perch Runway brings the powerful Collections feature to Perch, and a new template tag perch:related. Here’s how I used it to add testimonials to the Perch website.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:12:00 +0000
Does your CMS value the time of content editors? http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/does-your-cms-value-the-time-of-content-editors http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/does-your-cms-value-the-time-of-content-editors The control panel is the place where content editors have to come to edit and update content on their site. They have to use the system day after day, long after the developer has moved on to other projects. At Perch we really value their time, and try and make sure the control panel works to help them keep the content on the site as fresh as the day it was launched.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:21:00 +0000
Selling digital products with Perch Shop http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/selling-digital-products-with-perch-shop http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/selling-digital-products-with-perch-shop One important feature of the new Perch Shop is the ability to sell digital products and services. As a business reliant on selling digital products ourselves, we’re all too aware of the need to manage this well, and how it is so often neglected in ecommerce solutions.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:05:00 +0000
Building your next Perch site on Perch Runway http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/building-your-next-perch-site-on-perch-runway http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/building-your-next-perch-site-on-perch-runway Since our launch of Perch Runway last year many long-time Perch customers have moved to Perch Runway for their new site builds. If you know Perch there are surprisingly few differences when developing straightforward sites, and you can take advantage of the more advanced features in Perch Runway as you need them.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:36:00 +0000
Introducing the new Perch Shop http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/introducing-the-new-perch-shop http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/introducing-the-new-perch-shop The brand new Perch Shop Add-on is a full-featured e-commerce solution for Perch and Perch Runway. Use Perch Shop with Perch Runway and you have a powerful and flexible e-commerce solution for the biggest of online stores. Coupled with Perch it enables simple stores to be created – perfect for anyone wanting to sell a few items from their website.

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 09:00:00 +0000
Content Models with Perch Runway http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/content-models-with-perch-runway http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/content-models-with-perch-runway Perch has always had structured content at the core, and both versions of the product enable intelligent, structured content and the use of content models. While standard Perch ties that content to pages, the Collections feature in Perch Runway enables flexible structured content. I take a look at how Perch Runway enables intelligent use of content in your projects.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 10:46:00 +0000
End of the road for Perch 1 http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/end-of-the-road-for-perch-1 http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/end-of-the-road-for-perch-1 As we announced last year, May 31st will mark the end-of-life of Perch 1. From June 1st we will no longer be offering support for the version one product.

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Thu, 07 May 2015 10:58:00 +0000
Perch Community Chat http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/perch-community-chat http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/perch-community-chat We love to use Slack here at Perch HQ, so we’ve set up a Slack Team for Perchers to chat to us and each other.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:16:00 +0000
Should I use Collections or an app? http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/should-i-use-collections-or-an-app http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/should-i-use-collections-or-an-app With more Perchers choosing to build sites on Perch Runway and trying out Runway with a Developer license on their personal sites, we thought it would be worth discussing more of the features and capabilities.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:12:00 +0000
Looping Data in Perch http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/looping-data-in-perch http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/looping-data-in-perch In Perch there are various ways of creating repeating content, most of which happen via your templates rather than by messing around inside a PHP loop on the page! In this post I’ll introduce them and suggest when you might use each one.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 14:11:00 +0000