Perch Update 2.4.8

We’ve updated Perch with some bug fixes discovered through our support system. This is an update to Perch 2. Please read the full Perch 2.0 update notes if updating from Perch 1.

Do I need to install this?

This update is recommended for those wanting to try the new features or those wanting to receive technical support.

What does it fix?

This release fixes the below issues:

  • Fixes z-index issues introduced by a new version of Redactor
  • Fixes a bug with header styling on scroll
  • Fixes bug with hide-extensions not working in search results
  • No longer republishes on Core update, unless deemed necessary by the update
  • Now strips all markup for urlified strings
  • Reinforces process for new page creation to prevent overloaded MySQL servers resulting in duplicate pages

What features does it add?

This release adds the following:

  • Adds ability to set templated form values using PerchSystem::set_var()

What impact does it have for my clients?

This release will only impact those affected by the above fixes.

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/core folder with the new perch/core folder. Perch will update itself when you log in.


If you are still running PHP 5.2, the Perch 2.4.x line of updates will be the last available to you. Perch 2.5 will require PHP 5.3.

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