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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…

    58 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).

      22 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

        • 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.

          15 votes
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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,

            6 votes
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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')

                3 votes
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                • Add a field within the Form tab for a 'Review Date' and extend Outdated Pages app

                  Within regulated markets our clients are requesting the ability to trigger notifications / workflows for content which needs to be reviewed rather than unpublish. Currently the only way to achieve this is to use the Outdated Pages app or develop a custom scheduled task. This could be extended with content for review and also trigger a notification email. This would be great to build into the core of the project given the enterprise reach of the product now.

                  9 votes
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                  • Allow multiple category selection in listing and datasource webparts

                    When using a repeater webpart for instance you can only select 1 category. Same is true if you use a documents datasource or a hierarchical viewer webpart. The API allows you to pass in multiple categories when doing a document or object query but we do not have this same ability to do so with any of the out of the box controls.

                    I come across this use case in roughly every other site build. Unfortunately, it isn't available so we end up performing a no-so-fantastic work around by using the API to get what is needed vs. using OOTB…

                    31 votes
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                    • Add "reset to default" button to widget properties pop-up

                      When setting default values to widget properties that are hidden, there is no way to reset the property value if the widget default values are changed.

                      For example, when adding 10 instances of a widget, they will have the hidden field values set as defined in the widget properties.
                      If the default values are then changed, all 10 instances of the widget need to be removed and re-added to the pages.

                      By introducing a "reset to default" button, the hidden field values (or all field values) could be "refreshed", without the need to re-add the widget.

                      66 votes
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                      • The Ability Schedule Webpage Updates

                        Replace the "Save" button with two buttons: one that says "Publish now" and one that says "Publish later" with the ability to select a date and time for the page to publish the updates.

                        9 votes
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                        • Improve widget display in rich text editor

                          Editors have difficulty differentiating widgets in the rich text editor / CKEditor, especially in large amounts of content. For example, the BlogPostBody field may contain multiple instances of our "Article Image" widget, but they all appear as only an icon.

                          I don't know what the limitations are, and realize there may be efficiency issues since the lifecycle of the widget and web part have to run for the widget to display, but I'll put forward a couple solution ideas:

                          Option 1) Have "Show preview in editor" checkbox and preview dimension fields in widget instance properties. Instead of the widget thumbnail,…

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                          • Include attachments in site analytics

                            Currently there is no record of document attachment navigation. As these files are not located in a library or a file type, they are not recorded as a navigation. This metric is important to our business as we have implemented automated PDF document production for our pages and would like to understand how often these attachments are downloaded.

                            3 votes
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                            • Create culture aliases with slash (/) e.g. ca/fr (French - Canada)

                              I would like the ability to add culture aliases to be used as the prefix for the URL with a slash in the alias. The format would be CountryCode/LanguageCode. Currently the system allows you to save the culture alias in that format but visiting the URL will produce a 404 error.

                              30 votes
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                              • Search the entire Media Library and all sub-folders

                                Is there a way to do a Global search in Media Library?
                                I.e. when at the root folder, do a search that will find all the images in all subfolders?
                                e.g. If I want to find all the "achill" images that are in the Media Library and I go to the root folder and search for "achill" -> no images are found
                                I need to search each folder individually, so if I go to the sub-folder and search for "achill" => I find all the "achill" images in the folder
                                Searching the entire Media Library and all subfolders

                                13 votes
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                                • Enable copying of the content of the widgets

                                  Unfortunatelly, if the widget is copied and placed in the content page, it lose its content. The copy has only the settings, but the content is lost.
                                  Can you change this behavior?

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Add a "File Manager" feature to enable non-developers to easily swap out files in the root folder like robots.txt.

                                    Add a "File Manager" feature to enable non-developers to easily swap out files in the root folder like robots.txt, Google and Bing authorization files, etc.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Forms - Ability to use a form without the page context

                                      I would like to be able to use the forms sometimes without the page context. Also a direct preview (URL) would be appreciated.

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                                      • improved side by side comparison view of amended text

                                        it would save us a lot of time if there was a more visual way to configure the side-by-side version comparison i.e. yellow highlighting of added text, changes to documents (PDFs) added/removed (via a widget), images etc.

                                        Currently we can only see changes to text through text in red or red strike-through. we can't see any changes to the formatting i.e. styling applied to headings. we have a lot of changes daily and have to troll through looking at everything

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Can we get a Microsoft Edge specific body class instread of the 'Chrome' and 'Safari' classes?

                                          Hi Kentico,

                                          On https://docs.kentico.com/k10/developing-websites/designing-websites-using-css there is a table with the body classes that are generated based on the browser the client is viewing the project in.

                                          Can you explain why the Microsoft Edge browser and the Google Chrome browser bot get the Chrome and Safari body class. Why isn't a Microsoft Edge specific class generated and is this maybe something you can add in the near future? It would be great to have a 'Edge' class or something like that.

                                          Best regards,
                                          Sander Bras

                                          28 votes
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