Perch Update 2.0

16 July 2012

This major upgrade to Perch includes many new features and addresses many suggestions and requests made by our customers.

Upgrading from Perch 1.8.4 to 2.0 is a paid upgrade. You can buy an upgrade for any v1 license from your account. Upgrading is a two-step process. First, you need to buy an upgrade. Secondly, you can apply that upgrade to one of the licenses in your account. When applying the license, you’ll need to (at a minimum) update the license key in your Perch installation. This is why it’s a two-step process – enabling you to buy now, and apply the upgrade when you next work on the site.

Please read the upgrade instructions for full information on how to upgrade a Perch 1.8.4 site to Perch 2.0.

A new Upgrade app makes it easy to import your Perch 1 content into a new Perch 2 installation.

Do I need to install this?

No, you can continue to run Perch 1 without any problems. Perch 1 support will continue, and any security-related issues will be addressed. However, no new features will be added to Perch 1 at this point. Development has moved to Perch 2.

What features does it add?

What impact does it have for my clients?

Perch 2 has a new user interface. It’s still very Perch-like, and is an evolution of the Perch 1 UI, not a revolution. They should be able to relearn quickly, and will find many tasks much more intuitive. However, more nervous clients may need someone to show them around the changes.

Where do I get the update?

Log into your account purchase an upgrade. When the upgrade is applied to a license, you’ll get a new license key and the download will been replaced with the newest version.

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