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We've created some Perch templates Apps and Add-ons. Please feel free to download and use (or improve!) as you like.
Perch is a content management system for when you (or your clients) need to edit content without the hassle of setting up a big CMS.
It's fantastic for adding CMS functionality into new or existing static sites. If you are a web designer you really should check Perch CMS out here.
This CKEditor for Perch has Color Buttons enabled, allowing the editor to choose a text or background colour. A great additional feature of this allows you to let the editor only select custom colours you specify.
Download it here
un-zip and put the ckeditor folder into perch/addons/plugins/editors
You can add custom colours by un-commenting line 40 in ckeditor/config.js and adding your colours separated by a comma.
For more info on using CKeditor in your Perch templates, see the Perch documentation.
This App can count how many form responses your form has received. This can be useful for when you need to hide a form when a certain number of responses has been received for example. Or you could show on the page how many responses are remaining, useful if the form is for an event where there are a limited number of spaces.
Download it here unzip it and place the sly_countresponses folder in perch/addons/apps/. Add 'sly_countresponses', to perch/config/apps.php
Now you can test to see if the max number has been reached before outputting the form. The app returns the number of spaces left, so you can add a message like: 'There are only 'x' spaces left, apply now!'.
See the example_functions.php file for ways you can use this.
Perch 2 is great, but when I looked at Perch 1 Admin recently, I thought that the list of pages and other aspects of the Admin area were stronger and clearer in some places than in Perch 2.
So I made a custom UI adjustment that strengthens up the interface a bit. It also centers the logo in login and fixes a strange re-flow issue I've found with the Redactor editor.
Download it here un-zip and put the ui folder into perch/addons/plugins/ (don't replace the ui folder or files, if you've already made some alterations).
For more info on creating your own Perch UI adjustments, see the Perch documentation.
This is a super basic page that can contain password protected content. When user visits the page they are asked for the password before the protected content is displayed.
Download the file here un-zip it and place it into the website.
The basic file has two Perch regions: one to set the pasword for the page and the other for the protected content.
- Visit the page in your browser and then go to Perch admin.
- Assign a text field to the Password region and set the password.
- Go back to the protected page, reload it, type the password and hit enter.
- The protected content region will now show in Perch admin. Assign what ever you like to the content region.
You can, of course, modify the file to your site's design.
Whenever a visitor goes to that page, they'll be asked for a password. Yep, every time. I said it was super basic!
A version that will work accross multipe pages and remember the logged in session is underway and will be ready soon I hope.
The author, of these software/files accepts no responsibility for damages resulting from the use of the templates and apps and makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, including but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The software/files are provided "AS IS", and you, its user, assume all risks when using them.
Please make a backup of your site and database before use.
An App created from 'Perch Blog' to enable us to run both Blog and News on a website.
Perch Blog App now has 'Sections' which enables you to run as many 'sections' in your blog as you like: Blog, News, Reports, Jokes etc. So there's really no need for our News App any more, but we keep it here in case you need it.
It is identical to Perch Blog in every way except that it shows in the cms as 'News' and creates 'news' tables database that won't clash with the blog tables.
For Perch 2.8.15 and above:
Download Perch News here
For Perch 2:
Download Perch News here
(Requires Perch v2.2.7).
For Perch 1:
Download Perch News here
(For Perch 1.8.3 - 1.8.4).
Unzip the download and copy the perch_news folder into perch/addons/apps/ (or perch/apps/ for Perch 1).
Add 'perch_news', to your apps.php file.
or for Perch 1:
When you next log into the Perch admin the News install script will run behind the scenes to create the necessary tables. A new news navigation item will appear in the administration menu.
Please note: The guys at Perch can't offer support for this app as it was modified by me. I can't offer support either, but, remember it's identical to the Perch Blog App in every other way, so you may find the answer in the Perch Blog documentation.