How Perch helps you create beautiful websites
Perch is designed to make building and editing small sites a breeze. However small doesn’t mean lacking in functionality. Take a look at the things you can take advantage of when you use Perch.
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Perch templates become the content forms editors complete in the Control Panel. Add fields to represent any content, and be sure that your editors always know what to enter. Everything is a custom field and in your control.
Perch is a brilliant choice if you need to retrofit an existing site with a CMS, or just make some small parts of the site editable. No need to turn the whole site into a “theme”.
You can create Perch templates to edit any type of text content, or to re-present content entered as HTML in the CMS in another form. For example, turning your product catalogue into JSON format for import elsewhere.
Perch offers flexible ways to create site navigation, using the same template language used everywhere in Perch.
Make it easy to keep a site up to date by ensuring that content repeated around the site only needs editing in one place.
Some clients want full editing capability and to be able to make big changes. For others they want simple, task-focused capability. Perch gives you control over what to hand over, and you can change that at any time.
Perch can help you ensure that your SEO is up to scratch. Giving clients ways to edit page titles and descriptions through the CMS.
Perch gives you several ways to add help to the Control Panel. This helps your client remember how to use the CMS - saving calls to you!
Give your content editors confidence to create new content. They can create changes as a draft and preview how they look. Undo allows them to back out of a change if needed.
Define Roles with Permissions and then give access to groups of people to work on different content in the CMS.
Whether adding content through a WYSIWYG editor or using a Perch template tag, you get to choose the dimensions an image upload should be and if it should be just resized or cropped.
If you want to do some formatting within a textarea Perch offers you a choice of Markdown, Textile or HTML - with or without an editor plugin.
Offer content editors the ability to create new pages from predefined “Master Pages”.
The Perch Control Panel can be localized, translated into the language your client uses. We even have translations available for download.
In Perch you aren’t tied to one Rich Text or WYSIWYG Editor. You have several options available for download - Redactor, CKEditor and TinyMCE - or you can choose to use Markdown or Textile with MarkItUp.
At Perch we believe that content editors are often the “forgotten users” of a website. Not so with Perch. Our Control Panel makes editing content easy, Perchers frequently report that training time is more than halved when they hand a site over when compared to solutions like WordPress.
The Assets Panel in Perch helps you and your content editors add, select and reuse images, files and video easily.
You can remove Perch branding from the Control Panel, rename the perch folder and even add your own UI customizations.
Advise a small solution to start, knowing that if your client’s needs change they have somewhere to go. Upgrading a Perch site to Perch Runway is straightforward.
Our aim with Perch is to create the very best solution for professional web designers, developers and agencies. We won’t get distracted chasing the “do it yourself” market, ensuring that the work we put in is for our core audience and the people who really love Perch.
With over 8 years of Perch behind us, you can be sure of the stability of the solution you base your business on and our commitment to it. We succeed by helping the 1000s of companies who have built their offering on Perch succeed.