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  1. Allow using Kentico 12 in a mixed MVC and Portal Engine site

    Kentico is now moving forward in technology with the new MVC model which is highly appreciated. They also encourage everyone to migrate to the new model announcing an end of support for Portal engine with 2022.

    What is stopping us and many customer projects at the moment is:

    1.) You cannot create a mixed MVC AND Portal Engine site currently. You also cannot migrate an existing Portal Engine site of a customer to MVC or mixed.

    2.) A lot of features which are widely used are not yet available for MVC sites (Existing webparts, widgets, many/all of the social features…

    51 votes
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  2. Hide or customise Kentico 12 Form Builder components

    Hide and customise default K12 Form Builder components.

    At the moment there are no ways to hide or customise form builder components in Kentico 12 and it can be frustrating for the content editors.

    A good example is for us, where we would never use the US Post Code form component, so it would be good to hide this.

    20 votes
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  3. ACL - Grant access by role

    Currently I can't grant access to a page for users in one specific role using ACL settings.
    I was told to use a "deny" role instead - which is not a solution for me.

    It would be great if it is possible to grant read access to a page for users in one specific role. This is not possible at the moment.

    Current behaviour example:
    If I set "Requires Authentication", any user who is logged in gets access, regardless of the user's roles.
    If I do not set "Requires Authentication", even anonymous users can read it.
    If I use the…

    9 votes
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  4. Add support for Webp

    Firefox now also supports webp images. Edge will also when it starts to use the Chrome engine. It will only be a matter of time before all browsers support webp images

    8 votes
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  5. Set hotkey to open live site instead of 2 clicks as now

    Add a hotkey such as Ctrl+F1, Ctrl+F2 to open live site mode instead of click "Application list" -> Live site

    3 votes
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  6. Add an option to have MVC widget property dialogs open automatically when placing on page

    When placing a MVC widget into a section, and the widget has a properties dialog with required fields, it would be sensible to open the widget configuration dialog automatically.

    Currently, it does not open and a content editor will see incomplete results on the page, or could save the page without adding these properties in. If the widget has properties, especially required properties, open the widget dialog by default. Or, add a WidgetController property/setting to designate whether this behavior should occur.

    3 votes
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  7. Allow all country versions to be updated at once

    For instance, be able to change a picture or page title across all country versions at once, rather than having to do it manually on each country version

    3 votes
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  8. Automatically generate MVC View/Controller/Repository boilerplate

    Currently, Kentico will allow automatic generation of the Model based on page types.
    However, in order to match Kentico's existing structure, you also have to add a View, a Controller, and an Interface and implementation class for the Repository (The latter not strictly necessary, but it is if you want to match Kentico's internal classes' structure.)
    Obviously the View and Controller will need to be customized, but a lot of it (the files themselves, the class definitions and using statements, the constructors for the Controller, etc) are going to be boilerplate.
    Ideally, this would be via something like a zip…

    10 votes
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  9. Enable moving UI elements in custom module

    Currently only up/down function on same level is enabled. Enable moving event to parent/sub levels.

    3 votes
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  10. Don't set height via style in image editor

    When resizing an image in the image editor set the height and width properties as attributes not with the style tag. when you set the height and width it makes it difficult to make the image resize automatically with the browser.

    7 votes
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  11. Storing Cache Data in Redis instead of Server Memory

    It would be nice if you could have the cache stored in Redis cache. IT would help prevent the server memory from getting large similar to file storage. Also, if using a Web Farm it would provide a way to store the cache in a centralized location.

    13 votes
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  12. attributes

    Form fields could use a flexible "additional attributes" field, which would allow users to add whatever attributes they'd like. Following a syntax like the style attribute, a user could add this, for example: "placeholder:Email Address;", and then your server-side code could split and parse the name/value pair into the input field.

    1 vote
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  13. 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.

    15 votes
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  14. 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

    45 votes
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  15. 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…

    32 votes
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  16. 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.

    13 votes
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  17. Bulk upload of files into content tree

    We had a client who wanted to assign per-file and per-folder permissions in their site. Initially we tried to use media galleries, but permissions on those can only be assigned at the gallery (root folder) level.

    As a work-around, we looked at using the content tree, but the inability to upload files in bulk was a deal breaker there. We ended up solving the problem by using multiple media libraries and just organizing the documents in a way where we could assign permissions by library.

    It would be great if you guys could allow files to be bulk-uploaded to the…

    9 votes
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  18. Allow "content only" pages to be converted to standard pages and vice versa

    During development we made a decision to create certain page types as "Content Only" pages.

    Unfortunately, later in development a decision was made to include a detail pages for these page types and therefore they need to be changed to standard page types.

    Please add the ability to convert between the two types, otherwise the "risk/reward" balance means there is little point in using "content only" page types.

    35 votes
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  19. Remove Tilde from URLs for MVC

    Currently, when you create an HTML field in Kentico and then render it into a view on an MVC site, it appends a tilde (~) to the start of any relative URL path.

    This causes links to break and according to Kentico Support this is the expected behavior.

    It seems like there should be an option to remove the tilde.

    This is in reference to Support Ticket #0094000107.

    12 votes
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  20. Limit Widgets allowed in Widget Zone

    Very simple, would be great to be allowed to limit what types of widgets are allowed in Widget zones. This way we can place a widget zone and allow specific widgets in there only (like a footer link widget in the footer area, or a header link widget, etc).

    Would be relatively simple. Add a widget class selector field to a Webpart zone that's set to be a Widget zone, then have the Widget selector filter the available widgets based on that.

    144 votes
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    Hello,

    we are exploring the options on how to limit widgets that can be added to various zones that are available to content editors on the whole web.

    Limiting widgets per zone is one of the most considered options.

    (Please note that the main focus is on the MVC devleopment model)

    If you have any suggestions on what possibilities to limit widgets you would appreciate, please leave a comment below!

    David Komarek
    Product Owner

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