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  1. Site wide preview function that takes account of the date

    The existing preview function shows a page as it will appear when scheduled content goes live. As such it takes no real account of the system calendar.
    The idea therefore is to allow the user to alter a calendar offset, such that he or she can see the site as it will appear at some future date. The user would be able to role the calendar forwards to view scheduled changes as time elapses over a period in the future.
    The essential difference between this and the preview mode is that it would show the various phases, so for example…

    67 votes
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    • Kentico MVC Content Only Pages URL Pattern Field Added into New Page Type Wizard

      The New Page Type Wizard asks in Step 2 if you are creating Content Only Page Types. If you check this checkbox, nothing else changes in the Wizard for the remaining 5 steps and it is very easy to forget that the URL Pattern field of the Content Only Page Type should be filled in for MVC sites.

      Suggestion: If the Content Only Page Type is checked in step 2, dynamically show a field that allows you to enter in the URL pattern right then and there (as an optional field).

      24 votes
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      • MVC on Free Edition

        As of version 10 in Kentico, if a Developer wants to host a website built using Kentico CMS using MVC, they need to purchase a license for it.

        This is a barrier for developers to enter and try out Kentico CMS with MVC. Since Kentico recently announced (at the Roadshows) that MVC would become the primary development model in the next version, it makes sense to provide access to this model for new developers in that version. However as it stands, they will be forced to use one of the other, non-preferred development models (Portal, ASPX or Mixed) to evaluate…

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          Hello!

          Thanks for your complete explanation of the need for MVC in the Free edition.

          This seems to be a more common requirement now when we look into MVC further and we are evaluating this change right now.

          I will keep you updated about the progress as we come closer to the next beta.

          David Komarek
          Product Owner

        • External Form Post

          Allow for HTTP POST of a form that just goes to an external site. I don't want to have to write any C# or bypass everything with JQUERY or other library. I just want to put method="POST" and an action="externalurl" to send my form data to.

          e.g. Salesforce Web-to-Case, Web-to-Lead other third party widget that I want to embed in my site that has nothing to do with Kentico at all.

          Sometimes, you just don't want to Forms from Kentico as the information is going to SurveyGizmo or something else. Just a simple post to a 3rd party URL where…

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          • Make it possible to use an existing Resource String in the form builder

            If you want to use an existing resource string in for example a label in the form builder, the option is disabled. There is no setting or option to enable it for any role. This looks like a bug, since the option is build in there, but disabled. This is weird and should be fixed a.s.a.p.

            16 votes
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            • Ability to seperate email based on type to different SMTP servers

              Sending all mail generated from Kentico through the same (set of) SMTP server(s) is a bad idea. Why? If marketing emails result in service being throttled by the SMTP service (it happens), it also slows down delivery of transactional email.

              Perhaps this could be set up to send to different sub-domains e.g. mktg.example.com & store.example.com.

              Or email templates have a tag that is used for determining which service they get forward to.

              Either way, this can help to seperate not only issues when they arise, but also reporting etc.

              If Kentico is serious about email marketing, I think this is…

              18 votes
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              • Add functionality to use Shift to select multiple items in a list

                On a page like Staging, when I want to select 10 items out of a 20 item list, I can't click the first item and then use the Shift button on my keyboard and click the last item to select them all at once.

                Instead I have to click 10 times to individually select each one.

                You do have the option of clicking the box to select the entire list, but if I want to highlight one chunk out of a big list, I can't do it quickly or efficiently without clicking every single individual item.

                This is a very…

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                • HTML editable text input window in the form tab should be resizeable and responsive

                  There is not the possibility to make the input field for the HTML editable text resizeable. It looks out-of-date on the new screens with high resolution.

                  14 votes
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                  • Allow import/export of XLIFF translation files for custom resource strings in the Localization app

                    Kentico allows you to define custom, translatable resource strings via the Localization application, under the Resource strings tab.

                    However, it doesn't look like there's a built-in method to export those resource strings to XLIFF file(s) for translation to other cultures.

                    It would be beneficial to have the ability to send XLIFF files to a translation company to translate into a new culture, and import the updated XLIFF files directly into the site, as we can currently do with pages.

                    6 votes
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                    • "Save and Add Another" button in Modules

                      It would be great if we could add a button for "Save and Add Another" to screens built in in the Module section, just like you can for Custom Tables. Without that button it is a clumsy process to save, then go back a screen to click the button to add new.

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                      • Add WebP support to the ImageHelper class

                        When creating image variants, it would be great if we could also convert images to WebP.

                        While WebP isn't universally supported, the <picture> tag could be used to offer it as an option to browsers that do support it, reducing page load.

                        6 votes
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                        • Web part Visibility Where Condition

                          Allow a Where condition inside of a Web Part's Visibility so we can set up rules other than page types or roles. It would be nice to have the web part hide if a certain field isn't entered or set up other custom criteria there.

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                          • Provide "proxy mode" option for Banned IPs

                            When Kentico runs behind a load balancer, the Banned IP application is unable to react to the visitor's IP because the requests carry the IP of the load balancer. Microsoft provides a proxy mode in IIS to address this problem. A similar solution in Kentico would be helpful.

                            https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/iis/get-started/whats-new-in-iis-8/iis-80-dynamic-ip-address-restrictions#configuring-iis-for-proxy-mode

                            3 votes
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                            • Support for OpenID Connect

                              Support for OpenID Connect.
                              Although OpenID 2.0 is supported on Kentico, it seems that the newer OpenId Connect is not supported yet. I am sure that in future there will be more clients wanting to implement Connect instead so it would be great if they benefit a native support instead of handling custom external authentications.

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                              • Ability to insert webparts/widgets in between other webparts/widgets (Not only on the bottom)

                                Hello, I'd love to see a way to add a widget above/below an already existing widget when in a widget zone on the Page tab or add a webpart above/below an already existing webpart in the Design tab. Currently, when adding a new widget or webpart to their respective zones, it is automatically placed at the end of the list. This is a hassle when a page is created with many widgets/webparts and then a click and drag is needed to place the item where it needs to go.

                                Thank you,

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                                • Redirect URLs/Aliases When Archiving a Page

                                  When I delete a page, I have the option to "Redirect old URLs to another page", which is great because one does not want to create broken links or 404 errors on your site for UX and SEO purposes.

                                  However when I archive a page, I don't have this option and have to manually follow these steps:

                                  - change original page alias
                                  - copy all aliases individually from original page
                                  - archive original page
                                  - past all aliases to redirected page

                                  When I archive a microsite with 10 pages and each page has 5-10 aliases, this becomes very time consuming…

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                                  • The ability to see what webparts are using particular transformations

                                    It would be a welcome addition to the kentico interface to be able to see where a certain transformation is being used. This could be implemented the same way as in pages were you can see what documents are using a particular page type. This would aid in the changing of transformations so we can track of what those changes might be affecting.

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                                    • Disable selected users all at one time

                                      Add the ability to disable multiple users at once in the Users app. Currently when you select multiple users you can 'Delete' selected items. I'm looking to just disable them.
                                      The use case is where you want your editors disabled in your production environment but they become re-enabled through the staging of objects and data from stage environment to production environment.

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                                      • Allow Editor Stylesheet to link to an external file

                                        The Css editor for stylesheets is very limited as an editor. As a result, we keep our editor-styles.less with our other .less files and compile it ourselves.

                                        Then, I need to open the Kentico CMS and copy the contents of editor-styles.css into the Kentico Editor and save there. Then go back and check the changes.

                                        It would be great if we could link to an existing file like we can for webpart files for example.

                                        14 votes
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                                        • Custom table description

                                          It would be nice if you there could be a text description for a custom table. This could be displayed at the top of the table data list to describe the purpose of the table, or to give instructions for data entry.

                                          I'm thinking this could be either an additional field under a custom table's "General" settings, or an alternative form (with a custom layout containing only text) using a reserved keyword (like 'filter','insert','update' or 'newculture')

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