We haven't done this for a while, so what is your top feature request for Perch or Perch Runway?
Link to something you have already raised in the forum if you've already posted it.
We have had one for searchable admin panel, this point was only brought to our attention when a client of ours needed to find a blog post to change and asked about being able to search through all blog posts.
Display a live character/word count on page attribute fields, for example page title, meta description, to help editors/admins enter the appropriate number of words/characters in these fields, primarily to follow Google's guidelines.
Bob - control panel search is available in Perch Runway. It tends to be bigger sites that need search.
'In ratio' image cropping tool.
Badly cropped / uncropped images uploaded by the client make the site look less professional.
Either they don't have the software to crop the image before they upload or they don't crop it in ratio to the width and height set in the perch template.
I expect this would need some required php modules to be installed.
In regards to cropping. If you can declare where you want the crop to start. By default its crops from the center out, but you may want to crop images from the top left or someplace different.
Thanks for asking. My top feature requests right now.
Scott we are currently working on a Stripe app but won't be done till after the holidays early new year.
Morning people of Perch,
1) I have 4 websites waiting for the Event app to have a start and finish date, currently they are all adding a weekly event day by day.
2) Mass asset image upload...
3) A plugin to help me understand the brief of a client when they use words they have no understanding of.
Scott: CSS is your friend for making a small calendar with Perch Event App
Steve, if you ever find your number 3 request, let me know, I beg you.
Brandon, that's great. Sign me up next year.
Stephen, yes! Will see what I could do.
Meant a calendar that just uses a css class to highlight dates that has an event that links to a page that displays that day's events rather the current calendar, which is great too, but displays all the day's event titles which can get crowded if there are a number of events that particular day. (Client request)
To add another magic request a feature to duplicate an event that has small text variations for a series of events. Sort of like multiple day events.
Native gallery app search. Recent updates broke my efforts, cobbled from articles and forum posts.
Here's a few suggestions:
Add a chequered background to assets preview. White PNGs with a transparent background aren't visible.
Filter categories and drafts (in the control panel) within a collection like I can with the Blog App
Drafts icon please
Image upload work with Assets
Perch Runway: Show draft items in search results.
Upload batches of images and tag them all, via the assets app
Within the assets upload panel, display recently used tags and click to add
Reorder a list of items in the control panel and have the change take effect on front-end. This works as expected with categories, but not items in a collection.
I'm new to Perch, great CMS!
For a better overview I would like to see on which master page a page was created, maybe this could be referenced in the page details or the help sidebar.
First of all, thanks for creating such an amazing CMS! Truly a joy to develop with, and thank you for always being so responsive and helpful on these forums as well.
Here is my Christmas list:
Happy Holidays! And thanks once again.
Admin search - Appreciate it exists in Runway, but I see no reason why it couldn't exist in Perch. If it exists as part of the standard Core UI it adds zero complexity for developers or admin.. which I understand to be the decision matrix for Runway v Perch? Plus, even smaller sites can end up with a lot of content in the form of blog posts or gallery items.
The ability to schedule updates instead of the instant live approach there is now. I know this is possible with some custom filtering but a more 'official' solution could probably be implemented much better - plus, filtering content doesn't stop things appearing in Perch site search - which brings me to my final point...
More options around Perch site search - the ability to hide sections or entire pages of content - plus some filtering/sort options a little like perch_custom for other areas of Perch.
My classic: re-render all images based on the templates (when new re-re-retina smartphones come up, when new srcset possibilities arise, etc)
Would love a new Events app. Features to include:
I would love to see image cropping where you set the dimensions and the client can manually adjust the crop location on the image.
Another feature I'd like to see is datachecklist; similar to how dataselect works, but is a list of checkboxes so the client can select multiple options.