Posts in the Perch category
21 April 2015
I've been using a third-party service for generating a search engine (Google) sitemap file for some of my Perch sites. It works well but it's not as convenient as having your own method. So, I'm now creating Google sitemaps for Perch sites with a new method.
04 October 2014
I described how to create and display category descriptions with the Perch blog add-on earlier this year. Now, that article is no longer accurate because Perch have created a Categories app as part of the core functionality.
So, here's an update which describes how to display blog category descriptions using the latest version of Perch (2.6.6 as I write this). In hindsight, this is relatively simple but it took me longer than expected to figure it out … so hopefully this post will help you as well.
05 March 2014
The other day, I wanted to add a short category description to the blog post categories on CVW Web Design and display it above the blog posts for each category. For example, the description above the posts on this page that starts “Articles about Horsham and the coworking days…"
I'm using Perch to run the site and this is how I did it.
05 August 2013
I've been thinking about this blog recently and have almost made the decision to move over to Perch as the CMS. I've set-up a local testing server with database and Perch installed and used this Textpattern to WordPress export script
14 January 2013
Before Christmas, I added a news section to the CVW Web Design site because I wanted to write some articles there. As a result, I was also keen to get a quick snapshot of Google Analytics (GA) data every time an article was published. Perhaps I would get more visitors and page views for some articles and not others? With this information, I can tailor what I write. Of course, all this date is available via the GA system but I wanted a simple way of viewing a small subset of GA data in my website content management system (CMS).
07 May 2012
Perch is a lightweight CMS that I've used quite a lot recently. You can build a website in the normal way and then assign areas or sections of HTML to the Perch system via templates (snippets of HTML containing Perch tags). Additionally, the admin control panel seems to be easily understood by clients. It all works great!
Even though Perch is a lightweight system, it can still be pretty powerful because you can share content areas between pages and also hide or show content quite easily. This is all explained in the Perch documentation but the ability to hide or show content areas is something that is a bit 'underplayed' (or perhaps I only discovered this after everybody else) so I thought I'd highlight it.
30 September 2011
In 2009, I described the (then) recently launched Perch content management system in this post. Since that time, I’ve used it on 6-7 sites so I thought I’d share why I like it.
05 June 2009
This week has seen the launch of a new website content management system [CMS] called Perch from web development agency edgeofmyseat. It promises to be an interesting CMS because it is intended to be a small system that you can set-up quickly on an existing website.
Yes, yes, I know that a larger CMS like WordPress or Textpattern [two of my favourites] are often the ‘solutions’ that are suggested when the subject of client website updates are discussed but, equally, not everyone wants a system like that for small website changes. I am thinking of small business brochure-type websites here. In these cases, Perch may be just the job.