Perch Update 2.8.17

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, and those wanting to receive technical support. It is important to update MarkItUp even if you don’t use it.

What does it fix?

This release fixes the below issues:

  • Fixes bug with negative category filtering
  • Fixes Markdown formatting cases that were broken in 2.8.16

What features does it add?

  • Adds counts to smarttext field type
  • Updates Markitup editor to insert hash syntax for H1 and H2 instead of older underline syntax. (Both syntaxes are still supported.)
  • Updates Parsedown processor to 1.6.0

What impact does it have for my clients?

This update should have little or 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. Copy over the perch/addons/plugins/editors/markitup folder to update the MarkItUp editor.
  3. Perch will update itself when you log in.

Important note

Since v2.5, 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.

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.