Archive of: perch

Moving from WordPress to Perch

After many years I have finally moved the blog on this site to Perch. This post details the process of moving a longstanding WordPress blog over to Perch using a standard install of Perch 2 and the Blog App with the new WordPress posts importer.

The importance of social media for product developers

Via comments made by some of our Perchers on Twitter I discovered this post by EllisLab. One of my main tips to people wanting to launch a product is “talk to people on Twitter”, and so here are some thoughts for other product developers as [...]

If all you have is a hammer...

I try and avoid discussing things on Twitter given that forming a coherent argument in 140 characters or less is almost impossible, however I was engaged in a short discussion today with @TJRLZ who couldn’t understand why this site is based on WordPress when my company develops custom [...]

Pricing your product

While writing a quick comment on Paul Boag’s recent post I thought that the issue of pricing online products, and specifically how we approached setting a price for Perch, might be of interest to anyone else considering how to charge for their work.

Perch is a content [...]

The week of many launches

The end of November went a bit crazy at edgeofmyseat.com – however rather than external deadlines, these were entirely of our own making.

Using Twitter for customer testimonials

When reading customer testimonials on websites I sometimes wonder how genuine the words are. There is often no way of knowing whether the quote even came from a real person, whether it was unsolicited or how old it is. As a business owner you have to keep these testimonials fresh [...]

Perch 1.5

Having just recovered from the shock of my daughter becoming a teenager, or more to the point, me being old enough to have a teenage daughter, we had another milestone to celebrate. Perch, the “really little CMS” that we have developed over at edgeofmyseat.com, is now a [...]

Perch - a lightweight but powerful CMS for small sites

At edgeofmyseat.com we have been developing content management systems since the company began in 2001. We have developed completely custom systems, implemented third party and open source systems, moved data from one system to the other, and developed our own CMS framework that we now use for [...]

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