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Perch CMS

October 7th, 2009

Perch CMS

I stumbled on a fantastic, very simple CMS concept recently. Just £35

Imagine building a CMS driven site using the following steps:

  1. Build a static Web site
  2. Install the CMS software on the same server
  3. Enter the filepath to your content into the CMS
  4. Add some simple tags around the editable HTML in your static Web site
  5. Log into the CMS and edit your site

It is commercial, but very very cheap. Perfect, in my opinion, for very small sites requiring a content management system.



  1. Richard
    April 27th, 2010 at 17:31 | #1

    Yes, good… I’m going to use it. But where are the preview facilities?

  2. April 27th, 2010 at 17:44 | #2

    Either create an unlinked (orphan) page with a different perch_content variable to try out some more content… or take a deep breath and make changes without a net.

    The easiest way is to make changes using Firebug until you’re happy, then copy them into Perch CMS.

    Alternately, Anything online from Midnight to 2am West Coast qualifies as a preview for me.

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