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A common pattern with a paged listing such as a blog, is to do something different with the first item. We’ve added some new variables to help.
A short post detailing how to add a callback function to a loop in Perch.
In Perch and Perch Runway 2.8.14 we added another method for inserting help information into your edit forms. Here’s how to use
How to use Layout Variables to pass unique content in a layout used across many pages.
When handing over a site to a client, a nice way to remind them of how to use their new CMS is to provide them with a little video walking them through the system. Here at Perch we create a lot of video using inexpensive tools. In this post I’ll show you how we do it.
For elements common to many pages you could use PHP includes with Perch, however Perch has the Perch Layouts functionality, which gives you some extra features. Find out more in this tip.
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.
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.