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  1. 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

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  2. Have a setting to require content editors to enter alternate text for all images.

    All images on a site should have their alternate text property set for accessibility reasons. There should be a setting that requires editors to set the alternate text property for all images.

    56 votes
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  3. 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

    55 votes
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  4. Rewrite web parts and widgets with responsive design in mind

    Many of the standard web parts that require width and height entries only accept fixed pixel entries (eg. image and text web parts, Google maps, etc.). It would be great if one could enter percentages as well.

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  5. 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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  6. Preview pages in CMSDesk as "not authenticated" or as a selected other role.

    With permissions, security or web part settings some pages can look different to different users. When logged in as Administrator, If you want to view a page and see what it looks like to people that haven't logged in, you can't unless you log out. Logging out logs you out of CMSDesk too, so you have to log back in again to make an amend.

    Also you can't easily confirm "edit", "delete", "add new" buttons are only showing to the right users because Global Administrator sees everything all the time.

    I would like to have view options in the preview…

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  7. Add scrollWheel property to Google Maps (and more if possible)

    The current Google Maps webpart does its thing, but does not include all the possible options you set onto a google-map.
    Most of the options currently available are the options you'll generally use, but it is missing one. An that is a very important one imo, and that option is: scrollWheel.

    The scrollWheel option allow you to enable/disable zooming with the scrollwheel of your mouse. This is a boolean and defaults to true.
    Nowadays, it is more common to have map element on a page that is so big that it can span the entire page. If you, in such…

    49 votes
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  8. 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

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  9. 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

  10. Add a path selector for Media Libraries

    When creating web parts that rely on the Media Library content, it would be helpful to have a Media Library path selector control, instead of manually typing in the path, which can be problematic.

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  11. 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.

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  12. Support ZURB's Foundation Front End Framework

    ZURB's Foundation front end framework is in the same class as Twitter Bootstrap and makes it easier for developers to prototype and implement mobile first designs that work cross platform.

    Currently the Kentico CSS and Foundation clash making editing in CMSDesk or in-page editing impossible (see here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17055672/using-zurb-foundation-in-kentico-cms-portal-engine).

    It would be great if this were not the case as deliverables from outside agencies or existing migration products may be based on this popular framework.

    36 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Remove Default Bootstrap Classes

    When using many of Kentico's default controls (CMSButton, CMSTextBox etc), standard CSS classes are being added by default (btn, form-control etc).

    What I'd like to see is some way of overriding this because the front end we make for our websites is created before the Kentico site is made. Therefore we often have to override the CSS styles that have been set when the bootstrap classes outputted by Kentico conflict with the styles we have front ended. For example, a page might not have been front ended with a "btn" class on a button, but when Kentico adds it, it…

    34 votes
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  15. Using direct uploader form control in forms

    Enable usage of direct uploader form control in forms and not only page types - it can be usable to prevent lose the selected file when page has postback.

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  16. 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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  17. Create culture aliases with slash (/) e.g. ca/fr (French - Canada)

    I would like the ability to add culture aliases to be used as the prefix for the URL with a slash in the alias. The format would be CountryCode/LanguageCode. Currently the system allows you to save the culture alias in that format but visiting the URL will produce a 404 error.

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  18. Can we get a Microsoft Edge specific body class instread of the 'Chrome' and 'Safari' classes?

    Hi Kentico,

    On https://docs.kentico.com/k10/developing-websites/designing-websites-using-css there is a table with the body classes that are generated based on the browser the client is viewing the project in.

    Can you explain why the Microsoft Edge browser and the Google Chrome browser bot get the Chrome and Safari body class. Why isn't a Microsoft Edge specific class generated and is this maybe something you can add in the near future? It would be great to have a 'Edge' class or something like that.

    Best regards,
    Sander Bras

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  19. most viewed

    I would great to have a webpart where you can see the top N most viewed pages/products/blogposts or any documenttype in a repeater style.

    It's a very common "widget" on a lot of websites.

    Thank you.

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  20. Addition of Responsive Image Management to Media Libraries

    It would be great to have Responsive Image Management added to Media Libraries. It is a really nice feature for page attachments and would be a great addition to Media Libraries.

    Thanks!

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