Perch Blog https://grabaperch.com Blog posts Introducing Field Groups /blog/archive/2018-03-26-introducing-field-groups /blog/archive/2018-03-26-introducing-field-groups We increasingly see customers looking for ways to rationalise more complex edit forms. As forms grow in complexity with more fields being added, it can sometimes be difficult for a CMS user to see what’s going on. Big forms feel complex and daunting, and complex and daunting forms don’t get used like they should.

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Mon, 26 Mar 2018 16:06:00 +0000
Template changes in Perch 3.1 /blog/archive/2018-03-26-template-changes-in-perch-3-1 /blog/archive/2018-03-26-template-changes-in-perch-3-1 One of the primary reasons Perch has its own template language is that we wanted templates that were both robust and easy to learn. We wanted a template language that had the same strengths as HTML, with a syntax that was easy to read and wouldn’t completely destroy your page if you made a small mistake. In fact, we wanted it to be so much like HTML, that we adopted HTML-like tags as the basis.

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Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:32:00 +0000
When should I use Perch Runway? /blog/archive/2017-09-07-when-should-i-use-perch-runway /blog/archive/2017-09-07-when-should-i-use-perch-runway One of the great strengths of building a project on Perch is that as the site develops over time you have a natural upgrade path to Perch Runway. The presence of two different-yet-the-same products can sometimes raise the question of which you should be using and when. If building a new project, should you choose Perch or Perch Runway?

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Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:42:00 +0000
Displaying a webmentions facepile /blog/archive/2017-07-26-displaying-a-webmentions-facepile /blog/archive/2017-07-26-displaying-a-webmentions-facepile July’s release of the free Blog add-on for Perch and Perch Runway adds support for webmentions. One thing that quickly became apparent when displaying likes and reports on my own site was that the traditional listing format that we’re used to for comments is not well suited to these lighter interactions. One popular solution to this is a design pattern known as the facepile.

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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:40:00 +0000
New pagination options /blog/archive/2017-06-05-new-pagination-options /blog/archive/2017-06-05-new-pagination-options 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.

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Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:23:00 +0000
Perch Video Tutorials /blog/archive/2017-06-02-perch-video-tutorials /blog/archive/2017-06-02-perch-video-tutorials We provide extensive, free video tutorials to help you get started and master Perch.

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Fri, 02 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000
Perch is 8 today! /blog/archive/2017-05-31-perch-is-8-today /blog/archive/2017-05-31-perch-is-8-today We launched Perch on the 31st of May, 2009. In this post we look back at how little Perch grew up.

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Wed, 31 May 2017 07:51:00 +0000
Perch CMS Shortcodes /blog/archive/2017-05-03-perch-cms-shortcodes /blog/archive/2017-05-03-perch-cms-shortcodes We added a shortcodes system into Perch and Runway 3 to help better integrate Editor toolbars with the Assets system. In doing so we created a whole new way to add your own functionality to Perch. This post explains the thinking behind it.

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Wed, 03 May 2017 12:45:00 +0000
Picture this: new icons for Blocks /blog/archive/2017-03-28-picture-this-new-icons-for-blocks /blog/archive/2017-03-28-picture-this-new-icons-for-blocks The new user interface in Perch 3 is designed to make site management and content editing easier for your clients. One way we’ve done that is by adding icons to the Insert New Block bar.

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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:22:00 +0000
Perch 3 has landed /blog/archive/2017-03-27-perch-3-has-landed /blog/archive/2017-03-27-perch-3-has-landed Today is the day! Perch and Perch Runway 3 are ready to go. And we let you in on a secret.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:09:00 +0000