Ultra-lightweight CMS Perch Gets an Update: Developer API, Dynamic Pages and More

Perch — a lightweight CMS that’s perfect for web designers who’d like to add basic content management features to their clients’ sites — has been updated with some tasty-looking features, among them:

  • Developer API — The API enables additional features to be added to Perch as apps, without adding bloat and complexity to the original lightweight product.
  • Dynamic pages — One of the first apps to be made available for Perch is dynamic pages, which allows you to add new pages to a site, an oft-requested feature.
  • Content filtering and reuse — Itʼs now easy to dynamically filter a multiple item region to show only items of interest, and content can be pulled from one part of a site and automatically displayed on another.

There’s a few other neat updates as well, like the ability to customize the interface with your own CSS and JavaScript, and improved image management.

Perch costs £35 ($51) per domain (you can switch between domains as required), with no ongoing fees. You can try out a live demo here.

Let us know what you think of Perch 1.5 in the comments.

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