Perch Update 2.7.5

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:

  • Improves URL segment slug generation
  • Runway: Fixes bug with collection reordering
  • Runway: Fixes bug with collections when deleting the last remaining item

What features does it add?

  • Adds count="chars" and count="words" to textareas for displaying input counts
  • Runway: Adds Collection items options

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.

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