On 25 May 2012, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 come into force. The amended regulations include the European Directive concerned with the protection of privacy on the web, especially something called ‘cookies’ (which is why it is nicknamed the ‘cookie law’). If you own or manage a website, it is almost certain that you will need to do something to ensure your site is compliant. With a maximum penalty of £500,000, it is definitely worth at least reading up on the issue so you can make an informed decision on what action to take.
Perch is a great light content management system, but it’s textarea editor (markitup) leaves a lot to be desired. This quick tutorial runs through how to replace this editor with CKEditor (an excellent open source WYSIWYG editor) and CKFinder (a paid add-on to CKEditor which adds upload functionality).