Perch Blog http://grabaperch.com Blog posts Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:32:00 +0000 http://edgeofmyseat.com/services/content-management-systems en 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
Build your business by offering a retainer to clients http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/build-your-business-by-offering-a-retainer-to-clients http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/build-your-business-by-offering-a-retainer-to-clients Managing cashflow as a freelancer or small agency can be really hard. When a large invoice is paid all seems rosy, but when a client is delaying completing a job times can get really tight. In this post we suggest ways to offer a monthly retainer to clients.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:47:00 +0000
The benefits and limitations of page-based content http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/the-benefits-and-limitations-of-page-based-content http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/the-benefits-and-limitations-of-page-based-content How the Collections feature in Perch Runway will help you to represent content to editors that is not tied to pages.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:19:00 +0000
People Love Perch - White October http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/people-love-perch-white-october http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/people-love-perch-white-october We love to hear how much People Love Perch. This interview is with Carl Wood from White October in Oxford and Vicky Carmichael from White October Events, based in London.

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:19:00 +0000
Why choose Perch to retrofit your static site? http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/why-choose-perch-to-retrofit-your-static-site http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/why-choose-perch-to-retrofit-your-static-site Adding a CMS to a static site was one of the core use cases we had when initially developing Perch. As the product has moved on that core use case is still a big reason why people use Perch for the first time. In this post I take a look at why Perch is a great choice if you need to retrofit a site.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:06:00 +0000
URL Routing in Perch Runway http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/url-routing-in-perch-runway http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/url-routing-in-perch-runway One of great strengths of Perch has always been that you can drop editable regions into an existing site. This is down to the way Perch helps you manage content across a set of pages. If a site grows beyond a certain scale, maintaining that set of pages can become a bit of an overhead. What is an advantage for small sites becomes a disadvantage for larger ones.

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:29:00 +0000
Perch and the Bootstrap Framework http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/perch-and-the-bootstrap-framework http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/perch-and-the-bootstrap-framework Bootstrap can be a really handy framework if you need to put together a site quickly. Perch is a great CMS for rapid development of content managed sites, so it isn’t surprising that we often get asked if Perch plays nicely with Bootstrap.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:25:00 +0000
Announcing the Upcoming Add-ons Directory http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/announcing-the-upcoming-add-ons-directory http://www.grabaperch.com/blog/archive/announcing-the-upcoming-add-ons-directory A pre-announcement about our new add-ons directory.A central place for First and Third Party add-ons to be listed and promoted.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:36:00 +0000