Perch Update 2.6.5

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 a bug with Category Set options, plus the below from 2.6.4:
  • Fixes permissions around category and set creation and deletion
  • Fixes a problem with child assets not being flagged as library assets

What features does it add?

This release adds the following features and improvements:

  • Adds support for suppress attribute on perch:categories tags
  • Makes JPEG images progressive by default, adds PERCH_PROGRESSIVE_JPEG option to disable
  • Adds category count support
  • Improves category API support

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 if updating from a version prior to 2.5. This update (2.6.5) makes improvements and fixes bugs but doesn’t change the interface significantly.

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. If updating from <2.6, copy the templates/categories folder across, and add categories to your config/apps.php file.
  3. Perch will update itself when you log in.

Important note

Perch now 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 updating from a version prior to 2.5 and using the Blog, Events or Comments add-ons, you should update those also.

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