Perch Update 1.8

14 December 2011

We’ve updated Perch with a number new features as well as a small bug fixes for issues discovered via our support system.

Please back up your site and database before updating. Run the /perch/update script once you have copied the files, and if upgrading from a version prior to 1.7, be sure to save any region before changing its settings or deleting items due to database changes.

Do I need to install this?

There’s no need to install immediately. You should update when it’s next convenient to do so. This release contains a number of small bug fixes, improvements and new features you may benefit from.

What does it fix?

This release fixes the below issues:

Users experiencing these issues should update when convenient.

What features does it add?

New features in the templating system include:

What impact does it have for my clients?

Editors should not notice any major differences to the interface. If the new setting to collapse the content list is enabled (it’s off by default) it may be worth discussing first so no one gets a nasty surprise when the list is collapsed and it looks like content could be missing.

Where do I get the update?

Log into your account and re-download the files. The download has been replaced with the newest version.

Make a back-up of your files and database.

No, really. Make a back-up. There’s always someone who doesn’t and manages to delete the wrong files – don’t let that be you.

Unzip and replace your existing files with the exception of:

These contain information specific to your installation and should not be overwritten. There is no need to copy setup, as you’re already up and running.

Then visit /perch/update in your browser. That’s all you need to do – Perch is now updated.

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