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  1. 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')

    5 votes
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  2. 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).

    26 votes
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  3. 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.

    15 votes
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  4. Add a field within the Form tab for a 'Review Date' and extend Outdated Pages app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 Currently the only way to achieve this is to use the Outdated Pages app or develop a custom scheduled task.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.

    9 votes
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  5. 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…

    75 votes
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  6. 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,…

    1 vote
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  7. 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…

    2 votes
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  8. 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,

    9 votes
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  9. Forms - Ability to use a form without the page context

    I would like to be able to use the forms sometimes without the page context. Also a direct preview (URL) would be appreciated.

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  10. Include attachments in site analytics

    Currently there is no record of document attachment navigation. As these files are not located in a library or a file type, they are not recorded as a navigation. This metric is important to our business as we have implemented automated PDF document production for our pages and would like to understand how often these attachments are downloaded.

    3 votes
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  11. Color Picker in page type application

    When add a fields in your page type we need have color picker for color field.

    Regards,

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  12. Calendar: Make different colour codes for different departments' events. For example PSP Sports - blue; PSP REC - green; MFRC - yellow.

    Calendar: Make different colour codes for different departments' events. For example PSP Sports - blue; PSP REC - green; MFRC - yellow; Health Promotion - orange.

    This would give the viewer a way to view the calendar events in the category they are interested in. Finding events and dates would become easier.

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  13. 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.

    9 votes
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  14. Enable copying of the content of the widgets

    Unfortunatelly, if the widget is copied and placed in the content page, it lose its content. The copy has only the settings, but the content is lost.
    Can you change this behavior?

    6 votes
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  15. 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…

    42 votes
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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

  16. improved side by side comparison view of amended text

    it would save us a lot of time if there was a more visual way to configure the side-by-side version comparison i.e. yellow highlighting of added text, changes to documents (PDFs) added/removed (via a widget), images etc.

    Currently we can only see changes to text through text in red or red strike-through. we can't see any changes to the formatting i.e. styling applied to headings. we have a lot of changes daily and have to troll through looking at everything

    4 votes
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  17. 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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  18. media library workflow & versioning

    Add versioning and workflow for media library items.

    Media libraries management is a bit limited compared to other content, to make them more usable a simple submit / approve workflow would go a long way. When you have a large number of content editors items can appear and disappear from the media library with no audit trail to understand what happened.
    Even just logging who uploaded an item would be helpful.

    4 votes
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  19. Add a "File Manager" feature to enable non-developers to easily swap out files in the root folder like robots.txt.

    Add a "File Manager" feature to enable non-developers to easily swap out files in the root folder like robots.txt, Google and Bing authorization files, etc.

    8 votes
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  20. figcaption

    Proper support for figcaption for inline images. Allowing a user to set a "caption" which is outputted as a figcaption within a figure element.

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