Posts by Winston Grace

    I don't think it is appropriate, and may be considered offensive; particularly considering that the post itself is about the Perch CMS.

    I think you have a point to say that discussing alternatives is perhaps is better on another post/thread.


    However to state that it is not appropriate to discuss alternatives to Perch simply because this is the ‘Perch’ forum is strange. It’s a public forum about Perch. Everyone on here are developers, who use Perch to develop websites.


    While I personally don't agree with perhaps the tone and aggressiveness of some comments, for many (myself included) Perch is not currently meeting their needs, and that is after a very long period of time waiting. Hence the discussion of alternatives.


    I've talked on WordPress forums about preferring Perch, I've seen intense discussions of pros and cons of alternative CMS’s on many other individual CMS forums. No one there thought it shouldn't be discussed.


    It could be worse… we could all just leave the forum and Perch and not come back. The fact we are discussing alternatives here, means Perch is still figuring in our calculations.

    A long time ago, I did a multi level where if there was a dropdown, a toggle `<button>` (JavaScript generated) was placed alongside the link, and this was used for the dropdowns instead of hover. It lent itself well enough to multiple levels.


    There is still the possibility of users not seeing the dropdown at all, so the pages had a visible ‘Table of Contents’ in a sidebar. Which kind of made the dropdowns a little redundant – always a good thing in my book! Couldn't convince the client to lose the dropdown though.

    Hmmm, I’ve been waiting for any sign of life in Perch as much as everybody. I've got a Shop installation that I'm ready to pull the plug on and 3 existing Perch sites that I need to decide whether I should move to something else or not, given they will be having major redesigns this year.


    I really like Perch and especially its templating system. So its hard to say this, but I've already started moving off it. And mostly to WordPress – the shock! the horror! (I've found you can strip it right back and lock it down pretty good, and maybe I'm just too old to switch to static site generators right away).


    I want to be updated. I want a timeline to Perch 4. I want a guarantee of a vibrant ecosystem of apps and support and I want sustainable payment model.


    However, despite all of this.… I am not owed any of these.


    I have not got the developers on retainer. I've paid for quite a few licenses, but that was while ago now, and the one-off costs have given me everything they were supposed to up to this point.

    Just a small note of caution. I've been a jack of all trades (and therefor master of none) in web design and development for a number of years and it did take me quite a bit longer to get my head around implementing Perch Shop than I anticipated.


    Having said that, on your first go around with it, keep your scope tight on what you need – it is very good, and eventually it will click together. Just be prepared to learn a little bit of PHP.

    I don't think there is a way of seeing all the master page that are currently in use across the site, except for clicking into each and every page to see.


    Am I wrong?


    It would be a great addition I think. I'm in the middle of refactoring a large Runway site and consolidating a lot of master pages. It would also help in safely deleting unused master page templates.

    Is there any way of having a Perch Shop customer specify the amount of money for a purchase? This is for a donation form.


    I saw a couple of threads showing it wasn't supported, but they were 3 years old, so thought I'd check again in case anyone has made any workarounds?