Perch Update 2.8.21

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. If you’re running a version older than 2.8.15, it is important to update MarkItUp even if you don’t use it. Specific patches for MarkItUp for older versions of Perch are available.

What does it fix?

This release fixes the below issues:

  • Runway: updates the Perch logo to the Runway logo on password reset pages
  • Fixes CSS bug with icon sprite displaying strangely in repeaters
  • Fixes CSS bug with radio buttons being indented in repeaters
  • Runway: makes hidden templates hidden on collection creation screen

What features and improvements does it add?

  • Changes option in Users to send a password recovery link rather than a new password
  • Adds new period field type (2 days, 1 week, 3 months…)
  • Lessens visual impact of box shadow on repeaters

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. If updating from less than 2.8.15, 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.