Perch V4 (and future) Megathread

  • Hi,


    So does that mean 3.3 is effectively cancelled?


    I am keen to know about V4 but as there is no pricing information available, I would be happy for 3.3 this year and while I am aware of e-commerce issues surrounding the Shop plugin, I am personally more interested in development of the CMS itself.


    All the best

  • Does anyone else experience the issue of random order region creation? Having to open another tab and manually copy/paste information is a real drag actually, and should be addressed before Perch becomes a subscription-based service, at least in my opinion.


    Also, as stated before, having to press Save twice on the Details and Settings pages, is a real inconvenience so put these two things together and in my view at least you have a very user-unfriendly CMS notwithstanding that depending on what control or text field you have entered data; data may actually be lost which adds frustration to the whole experience.


    Are these the sorts of things that Perch developers and the developers of Perch want going forward?

  • Does anyone else experience the issue of random order region creation? Having to open another tab and manually copy/paste information is a real drag actually, and should be addressed before Perch becomes a subscription-based service, at least in my opinion.


    Also, as stated before, having to press Save twice on the Details and Settings pages, is a real inconvenience so put these two things together and in my view at least you have a very user-unfriendly CMS notwithstanding that depending on what control or text field you have entered data; data may actually be lost which adds frustration to the whole experience.


    Are these the sorts of things that Perch developers and the developers of Perch want going forward?

    You're not alone in this. I had a similar thread a while back.


    A perch_region_order would be fantastic to semantically control the order regions are shown in the admin area as they are a little unpredictable when trying to insert a region in between two existing regions.

  • Sorry to add this here but I seem unable to create my own Topic / question.


    I am completely new to Perch.

    Ihave an issue migrating a Perch site to a new host 2,168,983kb and is too large to upload and fails, can you help.

  • Hi Everyone,


    V4 itself is completed, all that is outstanding is verification on SCA compliance, we wanted to release both at the same time to save work for everyone, and ensure that neither aspect causes problems with the other.


    Kind regards,

    Gareth

  • You're not alone in this. I had a similar thread a while back.


    A perch_region_order would be fantastic to semantically control the order regions are shown in the admin area as they are a little unpredictable when trying to insert a region in between two existing regions.

    Region ordering would be fantastic, to allow for programmatic ordering of regions.


    As for my other point about having to save twice, when multiple tabs are open; it really is quite poor that nothing has been said about this at any stage (the previous owners in particular said nothing of which I am aware) since it means you must first do a dummy save and then instigate a real save with or without fields and controls, or data; since the data and any selections simply disappear, which is a pain not least because of time wasted but also data loss and adds to a less than quality experience.


    It would be great if the current developers could comment on this since I don't believe it to be too much a stretch of the imagination; to think that a Content Editor might want to have multiple similar edit pages open in separate browser tabs, e.g., via CTRL + CLICK on a region and then have to update database entries for each page, whether or not any new content has been added.


    On a side note, as far as I know "Republish Pages does not achieve simple update of data in the database, i.e., when a template changes slightly.