Happy New Year! I hope it's a better one for everybody. Although, with recent events, it hasn't started very well :-(
In this issue of the Newsletter, there's a good wrap-up of the Perch year and a nice post about building a mega menu with Perch.
And there is a great site that gives people with learning disabilities and/or Autism the chance to showcase their creativity. Great work by Simon Clay.
Hussein Al Hammad looks back at what happened in the Perch world in 2020.
How Do I?
How to build a mega menu in Perch CMS
Using a shared content region to build a mega menu. Damian tells us how.
Sorting categories in Perch templates
Use the sort attribute on
perch:categories tags to output categories in a custom order.
Your Voice Wall
A Perch site I created in 2020 that I've been proud to be a part of is Your Voice Wall. It shows posts by people with learning difficulties, expressing themselves with words, pictures and art, telling of how they have struggled and grown during the pandemic. They are truly amazing. I've been in tears at times as I see their resilience, talents and creativity.
In The Docs
To send emails – for example password reset emails – Perch needs to be able to send mail via PHP. Your host may have specific settings you need to use to allow this to happen, or you can send mail via a third party. These settings allow you to configure this.
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