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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 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

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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

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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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • CSS List Menu - Additional Class Property for <ul>

                                  As you know, you can add css selectors to first, last, hover, mouseout, mouseover, and even add an id to the <ul>, within the web part properties.

                                  But why do you not allow css selectors to be added to the <ul>? jQuery is the only option to add classes to the <ul>.

                                  Just a suggestion, since you already have so many places to add css classes. Why not on the <ul> too? Also, because of better css techniques, you don’t really need many of the other options for adding css classes, if you have a class at the top level…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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