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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…

    72 votes
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    • Digital Asset Management

      Upload assets in bulk, assign them multiple metadata and then have them displayed quickly/easily through out the site using repeaters which specifically target the list of metadata.

      Example:
      Upload a photo of a tree.

      Meta data on characteristics of image: Tree, Apple, In Bloom, Backyard, Sunset Tree

      Meta data on photograph: rights managed, photographer, date, price, limitations.

      Meta data on access/sites/access: Allowed on intranet, not allowed on external.

      Just standard DAM functionality. Seems like a popular module. It would make managing images in the Media Library a whole lot easier to manage too.

      3 votes
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      • Form list view - add timestamp for latest submission

        When you look at the list of your forms the only information you are given is the Form Name and the number of Entries. As our forms rarely have an expiration, I would also like to see a timestamp for the last submission to each form (the column labelled "Form inserted" in the Recorded data view). This means at a glance I would be able to tell which forms had recent activity and which ones haven't.

        In our office, the person receiving emailed form data is not usually me, but I need to refer to the forms regularly to see…

        3 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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          • 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…

            9 votes
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            • Download option on Graduate and student recruitment .Is it possible to get this option ?

              Download option on Graduate and student recruitment .Is it possible to get this option ?

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              • Use current domain instead of main domain in admin interface for apps such as "My Pages"

                When using a domain alias for the admin interface, if the user is in an app such as "My Pages" when clicking to edit or preview a page, the system uses the default domain. This results in the user being redirected and asked to login, etc.

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                • Thumbnail view for attachment fields containing image variants

                  I would like to have a thumbnail view mode for attachment fields. We use this field type to store gallery images with concerned image versions. The customer likes to have a thumbnail view mode like it is available for folders containing multiple cms.file pages.

                  In the "attachment" field type, only a list view is possible. The image is shown only on hover.

                  In addition it would be nice to have an option to hide image variants because the content editors do not need this information.

                  Thx, Elmar

                  3 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.

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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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                          • Sort smart search by document name

                            Did you know that DocumentName and Document title are not currently allowed as sorting options by default on smart search? Kentico Support's official recommendation is to go into the Modules and set the Pages module as customizable, to save document name and title as fields outside of _content (thus letting them be sortable)

                            Title should be able to be one of the default sortable items without having to customize the site.

                            3 votes
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                            • Glossary

                              Create the ability to add a glossary of terms with definitions. Allow searching through it and allow terms to be categorized.

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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…

                                6 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,

                                  10 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.

                                    9 votes
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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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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