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  1. Migrate documents from one document type to another

    It would be great to be able to migrate documents from one document type to another in CMS Desk (without using the SQL Import tool). This is especially useful when upgrading/overhauling/rearchitecting older Kentico websites.

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      Hi, this idea is currently being explored an dwe are looking for the best solution.
      I would like to hear your suggestions regarding this functionality to make this as smooth as possible, please add your comments below the idea:

      What is the most common scenario?
      - Store administrator who needs to change page type of a product
      - Site administrator during site redesign
      - something completely different

      Do you see an urgent need for having this integrated directly into UI:
      - for editors – somewhere in Pages
      - for store admins – somewhere in Ecommerce apps
      - just for global administrator, so that he understands all possible issues that may arise related to system setup, workflow, …
      - no ui, just API

      Do you want some kind of auto-mapping of fields or complete control of the mapping?
      - full control, no logic based on same names
      - auto-mapping would do

    • Add .svg files to app_themes folder

      Allow upload of .svg file to the app_themes folder. This will be very practical with the push toward mobile and use of .svg icons/images related to the CSS all in one folder.

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        Hello!

        Kentico 10 Beta now lets you upload SVG files to app_themes folder without the need for any customizations – therefore you do not need to worry about hotfixes and upgrades that might override such customization.

        We are also validating if there are other places related to SVGs that need our attention.

        David Komarek
        Product Owner

      • Provide 'where used' and link checking functionality

        For users it is extremely hard to keep track of links, pages and images.
        Especially when the content tree or medialibrary needs to be restructured.

        I know there is already funtionality which creates aliasses automatically, but in the end that is not a real solution.

        So it would be great if you could see where a specific document or medialibrary-item is used.
        This could be done by analyzing the html which comes from the fckeditor.

        It would also be great if some kind of periodically link checking would be done, so the users get notified if there are any broken…

        168 votes
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        • Select which culture of a document to sync

          On multi-cultural sites, almost all of the time you only want to stage / sync one culture version of a document to the live site.

          Currently this is not possible, and all culture versions of the document are staged across.

          I would like to see either:

          a) each culture change shown as a separate staging item in the queue
          b) ability to define which cultures to stage when performing a sync
          c) or both?

          Open to suggestions on implementation.

          157 votes
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            Hello!

            We are currently exploring this idea and we would like to hear your comments on the following technical proposal:

            When a staging task for a page is logged, culture code of the culture version will be loggged as a separate database field. This information will be used to filter the staging tasks for a specific culture version. There will be a dropdown list filter availbale in the Staging application on Pages tab as well as a column in the listing to identify the culture.

            This way administrator can synchronize only pages in selected culture. Please note that dependencies such as missing parent node for a selected culture version will be handled the very same way as any other dependencies – system ends with an error complaining about missing dependency. You need to make sure that all dependent objects are synchronized in correct order.

            Thanks for your comments!

            David Komarek…

          • Create "pre-configured web parts"

            It would be nice to have an area of the CMSDesk where we could create "pre-configured" web parts. I find that I need to show the same data on multiple pages... and I have to configure the same web part multiple times.

            Page inheritance does not always work. Nor does cloning a web part and setting default values (as suggested in the documentation).

            Let me explain: I have a web part being used in 15 different page templates. I needed to change the OrderBy value and had to do so for all 15 web parts individually.

            It would be nice…

            138 votes
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            • Support for Google Tag Manager

              Tag Management is important so marketing staff can implement tracking code, and other marketing code, without having to mess with the template on the website.

              Google Tag Manager (like other tag management software) creates a 'container' for marketing staff to set up necessary tracking code without bothering developers, or messing up the main code.

              Google Tag Manager (GTM) is free, and incredibly useful for advanced online marketers needing to implement and update tracking codes in an agile environment.

              GTM FAQ: https://www.google.com/tagmanager/faq.html

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                Hi to all Google Tag Manager supporters!

                In current Beta, we have made sure that there is an additional field directly on each of your Master pages, where you can insert your Google Tag Manager script.

                Thanks once again for the idea!

                David Komarek
                Product Owner

              • Save & Publish button

                When editing content in CMSdesk there is a Save button and a Publish button. It would be useful to add a button that combines both of these, e.g. "Save & Publish".

                112 votes
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                • Support for Accelerated Mobile Pages (aka amp html)

                  https://www.ampproject.org/

                  Faster web pages means happier users/customers/stakeholders.

                  This relatively new open source project has a lot of industry support, and appears to be a framework for improving performance of web pages (particularly for mobile).

                  Is this something Kentico are looking to support?

                  112 votes
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                  • Ability to modify page head section and html tag

                    Add ability to modify page head section and html tag from UI without need to modify PortalTemplate.aspx file.

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                      Hello supporters!

                      We are currently exploring this idea and looking for the best solution.

                      To better understand all the related needs, I would like to ask you a few things:

                      1. Can you list the most typical changes you need to make to the page template and its head section?

                      2. Is it ok for you just to be able to modify the Master page or do you need to be able to somehow modify also common pages and their head sections – via their templates?

                      3. Do you prefer to be able to see and modify some markup directly or do think specific web parts with properties that are then injected into the markup are a better solution?

                      4. Who and how often is going to do these changes? The developer suring development phase or a content editor during content authoring process?

                      5. If we only talk about being…

                    • Infinite scrolling

                      Instead of a ordinary pager, provide an option to asynchronously load more items when a user scrolls to the bottom of the page - aka. infitine scrolling. I would also like an option to limit how many times it should load the data(make it finite). It would be also helpful If the URL address changes during the async load(HTML5 History API), so a I can send the address to somebody and he/she views the same content as I.

                      103 votes
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                      • Get files url with native extensions (image.jpg and not image.aspx)

                        We need to be able to get the files url with native extensions example ****/image.jpg and not .aspx.
                        we need this to be used with third party sites, for example we are not able to share an image using Facebook as it sees it as a webpage and not an image, so it doesn't generate preview for it.
                        In the other hand we are facing the same issue with a 3rd party pdf viewer that we are using.

                        So allowing the developer to access the url with the native extension will be a great help.

                        thank you

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                          Hello to all supporters!

                          We are currently looking for a way how to move forward with this idea.

                          Currently, Kentico should generate correct extensions (.jpg, .png, …) when you turn on extensionless URLs and use the runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests.

                          https://docs.kentico.com/display/K9/Extensionless+and+custom+URLs

                          1. Did you run into scenarios, where this setup did not work for you? Could you help us by providing examples?

                          2. Is setting the runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests web.config key fine for your solutions? If not, can you share some comments?

                          Thanks a lot in advance!

                          David Komarek
                          Product Owner

                        • Exporting a part of the tree

                          It would be great to export a sub set of the tree.
                          As an example export the documents from "~/e-commerce/shoppingcartsteps/%"

                          This way you can easily create an export containing the shoppingcart templates and the documents, so you don't have to create those documents by hand.

                          Would make releases easier in my opinion.

                          Best regards!

                          97 votes
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                          • Better support for custom favicon

                            Currently, the favicon is required to be on the file system in ~/favicon.ico. If multiple sites exist, they all are forced to use that one. (See the forum thread http://devnet.kentico.com/Forums.aspx?forumid=20&threadid=23459 for the details.)

                            There is a way to replace it with a <link> tag in the Master Page Head, but that doesn't work if a ~/favicon.ico also exists, because the system adds its own <link> tag at the end of the generated <head>.

                            We suggest the system should only add the automatic <link> tag to ~/favicon.ico if an appropriate link tag isn't already in the Master page->Head box. Right now…

                            93 votes
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                            • enable workflow integration to bizform entries

                              It would be nice if there was some sort of workflow that was available for BizForms. Also connecting data types with BizForms as an output. So basically a user fills out a BizForm and on submit it creates a document that can follow workflow. Or some other integration between BizForms, Document Types, and Workflow.

                              87 votes
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                              • MVC + Portal Model (Widgets)

                                I would have like to start using MVC with Kentico since the company I work for prefers MVC pattern over Web Forms. However after talking to Kentico support we found out you can not use the portal model with MVC.

                                Is this functionaility planned for any feature release or part of Kentico 8?

                                84 votes
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                                • Provide support for Pre and Post Transformation HTML

                                  Add pre and post transformation html so that we can wrap "<ul>" and "</ul>" around a transformation without having to remember to do it in every webpart where the transformation is used.

                                  83 votes
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                                  • Provide better tag managment

                                    Given how tags are an important part of content strategy these days, Kentico CMS needs a better way to centrally manage tags so they can be easily updated, deleted, and added to documents, images, and files. The system does list all the tags and provides a way to see all the documents with a given tag, but there is no edit capability.

                                    The API does provide a way to manage the tags, but a nice UI is needed for administrators.

                                    77 votes
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                                    • Automatically add semantics

                                      Allow built in semantics (RDF, Open Graph) for documents, which can be configured easily. So for example a "product" document would automatically output semantic meta data (name, descriptions, photo, price, promotion, localisation information etc) without the CMS editor needing to fill in extra fields. Smart search could also use the meta data to help prioritise the search results. Perhaps there could be a choice in compliance too; facebook open graph, twitter cards, standard open graph etc. Semantics are becoming increasingly important for Web apps and e-commerce - it would be great to see it easily achievable in Kentico without the…

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                                      • A Few SEO Options

                                        A few seo options that would be nice to have.

                                        1. When adding a link to an external site, tick box to add the rel="nofollow" tag.

                                        2. Canonical link element. Build the canonical link element settings into the CMS

                                        3. Add a tick box option in the document properties - metadata options page to set the following tag: <meta name="robots" content="noindex" />

                                        4. Add function so you can manage the robots.txt file direct from the CMS. For multiple site installs could some form of rewriter work to allow a separate robots.txt for each site

                                        70 votes
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                                        • Multiple Document Selector Form Control

                                          I need to select multiple documents at once to populate some field on my form. Those documents are saved onto my media library.

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