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  1. Repeater/Viewers Having Generic filters apply to datasource not just path

    When a repeater or a Viewer is given a path you can add filters like where, order by, class names. You should be able to do that even if a datasource was provided. All the filters can easily be applied to a data source. It would also allow generic Datasources to be made for a page and then used for several items. This way it would help reduce calls to the DB.

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  2. 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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  3. Preview in New Tab

    Preview mode shows the site in a smaller window. I generally like to open a new tab to see the rendered page. Editors with limited exposure to Kentico don't always know that they can do this.
    I thought it would be a good option to add the extra option to open a page in a new tab (via a rollover option that appears under the Preview button perhaps?).
    This accomplishes 2 things: It provides a full site view of a page, and secondly, it provides the full display of the url that can be copied. I would find it useful…

    6 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

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  5. 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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  6. 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?

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  7. Multi-site media libraries with CDN

    Allow Kentico media libraries to be used cross-site with a CDN. If all sites on an installation use the same CDN it would be great to be able to use assets from other sites without having the domain prepended to the URL.

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  8. 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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  9. Lock icon on pages with security

    Similar to the published/archived/etc status icon and the redirect icon, an additional lock icon for pages with security on.

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  10. Media Library, set and remember 'Items per page' for Pagination

    1. Set and Remember 'Items per page' preferences (in Media Library / per User).

    Currently when we change the items per page settings in Media Library, we can go to other folders in the Media Library and the # of items is remembered correctly.
    When exiting and re-entering the Media Library, it defaults back to 10.

    We would like to have a persistent setting of 100, possibly per user.

    2. Respect the cms.config AppSettings CMSDefaultListingPageSize everywhere in pages/pop-ups that have pagination.

    Currently, it seems to affect the Paging application and the amount of results there, yet the pagination in e.g.…

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  11. Add "Reset to default widgets" to page edit toolbar

    The button would reset all Editor widgets on the page to the defaults set in the page template. This is useful when specific pages have been edited but we need to reset the widgets the ones in the default template.

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  12. 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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  13. Smart search not to index content deleted or not visible webparts

    The content of deleted editable text webpart is still remain in content in CMS_Document table and is indexed by smart search index (if set index type = page and set content field = DocumentContent)

    Would like smart search not to index deleted or not visible content in the first place

    4 votes
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  14. 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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  15. Persist widget based content personalization when copying the page, or creating a new cultured version

    Widget based content personalization should be persisted when you copy a page, or create a new culture version and opt to copy for an existing version, or when using the translate functionality. Currently we have to do a lot of manual work to recreate the content personalization across all the languages our site supports.

    3 votes
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  16. Media Selector For Multiple Assets

    For example: I have PDFs/Images for a product that I need to pick multiple items to show in a side bar or carousel. I could use multiple attachments but doing so will require constantly uploading and items may become outdated which becomes an issue if there is multple pages that have these resources.

    Regards,
    Frank N

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  17. Image Attachment Variant Selector

    Would be very cool if I could select a specific variant generated for an image attachment in the editable image component.

    Currently only the root attachment (no variants) are selectable.

    Content editors often can't add a simple "&variant=myvariant" to the image link, because they are not doing "programming" :-)

    3 votes
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  18. 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.

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  19. 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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  20. Have the Banners module updated to make sure it stages all of its fields

    The Banner Module currently does not stage correctly and does not stage 2 fields that are essential to a banners function.
    "BannerHitsLeft", "BannerClicksLeft"
    Without these fields, the banners do not function correctly

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