Perch Update 1.8.3

30 January 2012

We’ve updated Perch with a number of small bug fixes for issues discovered via our support system, plus a minor theoretical security concern we wanted to be sure to lock down.

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?

This update is recommended for all users.

What does it fix?

This release fixes the below issues:

Users experiencing these issues should update when convenient. Users of the Forms functionality should update straight away to take advantage of the security improvements.

What features does it add?

What impact does it have for my clients?

Editors should not notice any major differences to the interface. In sites where the content list collapsing didn’t work, users may now find that this feature functions correctly.

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.

If updating from a version prior to 1.8, visit /perch/update in your browser. That’s all you need to do – Perch is now updated.

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