Perch Update 2.5.1

We’ve updated Perch with some new features and bug fixes discovered through our support forums. 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 experiencing the below issues or those wanting to receive technical support.

What does it fix?

This release fixes the below issues:

  • Fixes missing asset chooser scrollbar in Windows IE
  • Fixes a bug with multiple filters being incorrectly combined in the asset chooser
  • Fixes a bug with assets not being uploaded to the correct buckets
  • Disables caching for Assets chooser data retrieval
  • Fixes a bug with assets in repeaters when adding a new item
  • Fixes validation for API checkbox sets

What features does it add?

This release adds the following:

  • Adds perch_page_url() navigation function

What impact does it have for my clients?

Perch 2.5 made user interface changes, especially around the uploading of images and files. You may wish to walk your clients through the changes on a staging site before making them live. This update (2.5.1) fixes bugs but doesn’t change the interface further.

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.

  1. Unzip the download and replace your perch/core folder with the new perch/core folder.
  2. This release updates the MarkItUp! editor, so copy perch/addons/plugins/editors/markitup over too.
  3. Perch will update itself when you log in.

Important note

Perch 2.5 and greater requires PHP 5.3 with JSON support. Please check your diagnostics report before updating to be sure that your hosting supports these requirements.

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.

If you use the Blog, Events or Comments add-ons, you should update those also.

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