Perch Update 2.7.10

We’ve updated Perch with some new features and bug fixes discovered through our support forums. This is an update to Perch and Perch Runway.

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:

  • Adds some edge cases to slug generation
  • Slug field JavaScript generation now uses the PHP server-based process
  • Runway: fixes bug with creating collections with no options on some MySQL configurations
  • Runway: fixes bug with _id values when importing a region to a collection
  • Runway: fixes bug with default pages being recreated when using page filters
  • Runway: fixes bug with category output using skip-template with collections

What features does it add?

  • Improves performance with progressive output flushing and new PERCH_PROGRESSIVE_FLUSH config option
  • Adds jsonencode="true" template tag option for outputting JSON-safe strings
  • Adds new number field type

What impact does it have for my clients?

This update should have no impact for your clients unless they were experiencing any of the above issues.

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 Runway users updating from <2.7.4, copy the perch/addons/apps/perch_dropbox folder to get the latest updates
  4. 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. Perch Runway requires PHP 5.4. You should always run the newest release of PHP available to you.

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.

Previous updates

Perch and Perch Runway are typically updated a few times each month. View a full list of updates to see what you’ve missed.