News updates, tips on using Perch and running a great web design business
Looking for quick tips that will help you develop Perch sites more efficiently? News and updates about Perch, web design inspiration? You have found the right place! The Blog is curated by Drew and Rachel.
It’s time has come to think about the Blog app again. For those of you who use Blog, or have considered it and decided against, we’d like to hear from you.
Ever since its launch, our free Gallery app has been one of the most popular. As is so often the case, when an app gets a lot of use we begin to see how its flexibility and usefulness can be improved.
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.
perch:after tags enable you to wrap a region with mark-up that will only be displayed if the region has content.
This tips explains how to use the
chars attributes to create excerpts.
Sometimes, when outputting a multiple item region, it’s useful to be able to number the items. This can be achieved with
perch:help tag gives you the ability to add instructional information, images and even video to any administration form in Perch.
The help attribute for template tags enables the developer to provide help next to individual form fields in the admin area.
perch_item_last special ID values can be used to identify the first and last items in a multiple-item template.
There are a few little gems in the Perch templating engine that are easy to miss in the documentation. One such gem is the special