Perch Blog http://grabaperch.com Blog posts Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:57:00 +0000 http://edgeofmyseat.com/services/content-management-systems en Showing a character or word count in the Perch Control Panel http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/showing-a-character-or-word-count-in-the-perch-control-panel http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/showing-a-character-or-word-count-in-the-perch-control-panel A new feature allows you to display a character or word count below a textarea in the Perch Control Panel, to help editors understand how much content they have added.

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:57:00 +0000
Review of the Year 2014 http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/review-of-the-year-2014 http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/review-of-the-year-2014 At the end of 2013 on the Perch podcast we did a review of the year, we thought it would be fun to do the same for 2014.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:23:00 +0000
Building 24 ways on Perch Runway http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/building-24-ways-on-perch-runway http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/building-24-ways-on-perch-runway This year is the tenth season for our web design and development advent calendar 24 ways. Back in 2012 we switched the site to run on Perch, and this year I rebuilt it using Perch Runway.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:55:00 +0000
Related Content in Perch Runway http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/related-content-in-perch-runway http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/related-content-in-perch-runway One of the new features in Perch Runway is the ability to create relationships between items of content. This video shows a basic example of creating the relationship and displaying related content.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:32:00 +0000
Sharing content on Twitter and Facebook with Perch http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/sharing-content-on-twitter-and-facebook-with-perch http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/sharing-content-on-twitter-and-facebook-with-perch If you have ever shared a blog post on Facebook and wondered why a strange image was picked off your site to illustrate it, you’ll be happy to know that Perch can help you customize what social sites use when your content is shared.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:20:00 +0000
People Love Perch - Ryan Gittings http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/people-love-perch-ryan-gittings http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/people-love-perch-ryan-gittings We love to hear how much People Love Perch. This interview is with Ryan Gittings a UK-based web designer.

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:49:00 +0000
How page creation works in Perch Runway http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/how-page-creation-works-in-perch-runway http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/how-page-creation-works-in-perch-runway In Perch each page of your site is represented by an actual file on disk. Perch Runway is different, using a front controller pattern similar to other CMS solutions. In this post I explain the difference, what it means in terms of development and whether it makes a difference to your content editors.

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:28:00 +0000
Perch Runway has landed! http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/perch-runway-has-landed http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/perch-runway-has-landed Perch Runway maintains the clean admin UI, templating and underlying principles of Perch with a few big changes in terms of architecture and additional features suited to larger sites. In this post we detail some of the headline features.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:32:00 +0000
Migrating sites with Backup and Restore http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/migrating-sites-with-backup-and-restore http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/migrating-sites-with-backup-and-restore Perch Runway includes a scheduled backup feature, which enables you to run automated backups of your site’s content, keeping your content safe. Backup and restore has uses beyond just disaster recovery, however.

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:40:00 +0000
How your feature requests have shaped Perch http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/how-your-feature-requests-have-shaped-perch http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/how-your-feature-requests-have-shaped-perch When we look back over the five and a half years of Perch, it’s plain to see just how many of your feature requests have shaped the product that it is today. I thought it would be fun to look over a couple of old blog posts and see how things have changed.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000