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  1. Need faster way of choosing which fields are visible when creating widgets

    I'm working on a site that has some complicated web parts that are being converted to widgets. t is a very time consuming process to go through and select all the fields to be visible on the widget. It would be nice if you could select a bunch of fields to show as visible or not, or event just a make hide show all fields button.

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      0 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • media library search deeper

      We need the ability to search the entire media library and its sub-folder. For example i want to search an image by filename or title, and i have a sub-folders the query should penetrate inside that sub-folders.

      40 votes
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      • View webpart properties without checking out the template

        When using versioning and checkout/checkin for templates I have to checkout a template not only yo modify webparts on the template but also to view the properties of a webpart.
        I often need to just view the properties of webparts and this is not possible if another developer has the template checkedout.

        I'd like to be able to open the properties window of a webpart in read-only mode when the template is not checkedout by me.

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        • Enable Kentico Admins to preview without publishing page

          It would be really useful if there could be a 'preview to draft' mode so that admins can preview their changes before publishing to live. The existing preview mode shows you how the page will look on the front end, but the content is published at this stage. This often confuses users.

          I understand we can do this with workflow but this would be great as a basic function.

          Thanks!

          Kelly

          8 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Adding unique key constraints in custom tables

            I don't believe there's a way to specify that a certain column in a custom table should be unique, beyond writing a custom insert event that tries to detect other items with the same field.
            This would ideally be implemented using the SQL unique key constraint properties, and in the custom table Fields UI it could simply show as another "Validation Rule" dropdown option, or as a checkbox similar to "Required".

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            • Add additional "DataItemLevelIndex" and "DataItemLevelCount" attributes to Hierarchical Viewers/Transformations

              When using Hierarchical Transformations we need to know how many items are in the current level being transformed as well as the current items index on that level. We can this already in repeater transformations with the DataItemIndex and DataItemCount attributes, but these don't help when you are using a hierarchical transformation because they just tell you how many items are being transformed in the whole dataset, not in relation to the current level.

              This blog post gives an example of the problem and a workaround:
              http://www.refactoredinteractive.com/blog/february-2016/extending-the-hierarchical-viewer

              59 votes
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              • body class

                Need way to add custom class names to body tag.

                Customizing via CMSContext.CurrentBodyClass isn't sufficient -- it's clumsy and subject to deprecation.

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                  3 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Repeatable Elements

                  In certain other CMS-es it is possible to implement a repeatable field within a smartform, this way for exampel contents such as articles do not need to have a predefined number of fields/elements but can provide the flexibility to add as many as the user wishes.

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                  • HTML Minified

                    Now only CSS and JavaScript files can control to minified.

                    Kentico Should add one more feature so that the hrml also can be minified.

                    Thanks.

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                      2 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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!

                      115 votes
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                        Share your thoughts  ·  5 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          10 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          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…

                        • 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.

                          167 votes
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                            16 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            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…

                          • 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".

                            118 votes
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                              Share your thoughts  ·  4 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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…

                              144 votes
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                              • 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.

                                124 votes
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                                  Share your thoughts  ·  7 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Use the HTML5 placeholder attribute for watermark text across all webparts/controls

                                  The HTML5 placeholder attribute is well supported in modern browsers and easy to polyfill for older browsers.

                                  I would suggest that a polyfill should be implemented by the website developers rather than Kentico.

                                  96 votes
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                                    11 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

                                    86 votes
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                                    • Add support for Canonical Link Element

                                      In addition to "Redirect document aliases to main URL," (formerly a web.config appSettings directive), I'd like to see an option for "Use Canonical Link Element."

                                      With that option, the URL alias would be honored and persist in the address bar, but an indication of the actual URL would be made as a canonical link element in the <head>:

                                      <link rel="canonical" href=" http://www.example.com/Actual-Url "/>

                                      More information:
                                      http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=139394

                                      72 votes
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                                        7 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hello!

                                        We are currently exploring the possibility to cover this idea. There are few questions related to Canonical links I’d like to ask:

                                        Do you prefer this feature to automatically cover most used scenarios (such as redirections) or do you prefer manual control of Canonical links?

                                        Automatically:

                                        If automatically, what would be the top required scenarios for your projects?

                                        Is the primary concern the variant of the URL (like http vs https, trailing slash vs non-trailing slash?

                                        How do you want to specify the format of the canonical link globally?

                                        Manually:

                                        If manually, then do you consider the Content editor to specify the canonical link using a selector or URL manually?

                                        Is the primary concern a page alias created for a page?

                                        Both:

                                        Is it ok just to handle links within a single site or there is also a need for links to external sites?

                                        Is the scenario covered by…

                                      • 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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                                        • Add area at the bottom of Master page

                                          Hello

                                          On a Master page (portal site) we would like to add some JS to the bottom on different pages. It would be really useful to have a field/area/zone that could be used. So that we could put anything we want and this area would put what we wanted just before the closing HTML Body tag.

                                          Thanks

                                          Ilesh Mistry

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