Posts in the Perch category
How to show related posts with Perch blog
29 September 2015 by
I wanted to show related posts on this site and for posts in the News section of my CVW Web Design site. For example, the What is my USP post displays two related articles in the sidebar. And the post you are reading now displays two related posts in the Perch category in the sidebar. Here's how I have done that with Perch blog.
Grouping blog posts by year with Perch
31 August 2015 by
I wanted to list my blog posts according to the year of publication. The page would have headings for each year with a list of posts underneath. This is what I've done to achieve that using Perch CMS and its Blog app.
Upgrading from Perch to Perch Runway
26 July 2015 by
I've converted my CVW Web Design site from Perch to Perch Runway. The process takes a bit of time but is straightforward and I didn't have any major problems. Here's a description of what I did.
Working with Perch categories
28 April 2015 by
Horsham Pub Guide has been recoded so that it make better use of Perch CMS. As part of that work, I've added pub categories and this post explains what I've done.
Displaying blog category descriptions with Perch
04 October 2014 by
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.
Category descriptions with the Perch blog app
05 March 2014 by
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.
Moving from Textpattern to Perch. Perhaps
05 August 2013 by
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
Creating a Perch dashboard widget for Google Analytics
14 January 2013 by
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).
How to show and hide content areas with Perch CMS
07 May 2012 by
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.
My top five reasons for using Perch as a CMS
30 September 2011 by
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.