Perch Update 3.2
13 May 2021
We’ve updated Perch with some compatibility fixes discovered through our support forums. This is an update to Perch and Perch Runway.
Do I need to install this?
This update is recommended for those experiencing the below issues, and those wanting to receive technical support. If you run Perch 3.1.7 on a PHP 8 instance you’ll see these warnings all being thrown. Update to version 3.2 to see the warnings remedied.
What does it fix?
This release fixes the below PHP 8 compatibility issues:
- PHP used to take the arguments to implode() in either order. PHP 8 changed this to make it more standardised.
- Function signature with non-optional parameters that follow an optional parameter will throw a warning.
What features and improvements does it add?
This release does not add any new features.
What impact does it have for my clients?
This update should have little or no impact for your clients unless they were experiencing any of the above issues.
Where do I get the update?
Log into your account and re-download the files. The download has been replaced with the newest version.
Always make a back-up of your files and database before updating.
- Unzip the download and replace your
perch/corefolder with the new
- Perch will update itself when you log in.
If upgrading from version 2, follow the upgrade instructions for Perch or Perch Runway
Perch and Runway both require PHP 5.4, but you should always run the newest release of PHP available to you. PHP 8 is recommended. We always advocate updating your staging or development copy of the site and testing the changes first. We do not recommend updating a live site without checking everything’s going to work first.
Perch and Perch Runway are typically updated a few times each month. View a full list of updates to see what you’ve missed.