Perch Update 1.7.3

We’ve updated Perch with a number of small bug fixes for issues discovered via our support system, as well as an update to the default bundled MarkItUp! content editor plugin.

Please back up your site and database before updating. If upgrading from a version prior to 1.7, run the /perch/update script once you have copied the files, and due to database changes, be sure to save any region before changing its settings or deleting items.

Do I need to install this?

There’s no need to install immediately. You should update when it’s next convenient to do so. This release contains a number of small bug fixes.

What does it fix?

This release fixes the below issues:

  • Fixes issue with Form checkboxes not responding to checked="checked" attribute
  • Fixes some minor control panel display issues for the IE7 browser

Users experiencing these issues should update when convenient.

What features does it add?

  • FormAPI: enables the ability to read attributes from static fields in template
  • Adds the ability to upload images and files directly from the MarkItUp! editor.

What impact does it have for my clients?

Editors should not notice any major differences to the interface. The only exception being that the ‘Picture’ icon in the MarkItUp! editor now issues a file upload dialogue box instead of just asking for a URL.

Where do I get the update?

Log into your account and re-download the files. The download has been replaced with the newest version.

Make a back-up of your files and database.

No, really. Make a back-up. There’s always someone who doesn’t and manages to delete the wrong files – don’t let that be you.

Unzip and replace your existing files with the exception of:

  • config
  • resources
  • templates
  • Additional plug-ins in plugins – just copy plugins/editors/markitup
  • Additional apps in apps – just copy apps/content

These contain information specific to your installation and should not be overwritten. There is no need to copy setup, as you’re already up and running.

Then visit /perch/update in your browser. That’s all you need to do – Perch is now updated.

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