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  1. Pass Parameters to Stored Procedure from Query Repeater Webpart

    create a dedicated field in the Query Repeater Webpart to pass parameters, including macros, and add something like ##PARAMS## in the queries section, (similar to ##WHERE##) that will pass these params from the webpart into a stored procedure. also, currently, in the queries section i must select SQL Query and enter EXEC Stored_procedure_name if i want to pass params via an awkward patch by passing them in the webpart COLUMNS field. if i select Stored Procedure in the queries section - i can't pass params. this whole piece of kentico is not sorted out and fills patchy. using stored procedures…

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  2. Task groups

    Would be great if you could assign tasks to a task group retrospectively (or change the task group assigned to a particular task if you happened to forget to reset the task group before you started making changes!)...

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    1 comment  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello, Thank you very much for this idea.

    There is a tricky part about Update staging tasks. These tasks may end up in more than one task group. Example: A change made by user A will create a task in group A, but another change by user B over the same object may edit the existing task and assign it to group B. After that, the task is in two groups.

    The question is whether it’s sufficient to set one task group to a task retrospectively. This will allow us to create a balk action where you can assign a task group to multiple tasks. However, in the described rare scenario, a task from two task groups will be re-assigned to only one.

    Thank you

    Kind Regards
    Michal Kadak
    E-commerce and Platform Product Owner

  3. Replace outdated authentication approach with OWIN & Asp.Net Identity

    Leverage ASP.Net identity and OWIN to futureproof Kentico for .Net 5. Approach / Benefits:

    OWIN

    - Replace the Kentico bootstrapping process with an OWIN pipeline.
    - Register Kentico modules via OWIN pipeline, for example the URL Rewriting engine and Kentico’s own Web API implementation.
    - Follows “API-first” ideology.
    - Provides developers with a great deal of control over the pipeline and intercepting requests via custom middleware.
    - Can support backwards compatibility via custom middleware to keep existing features available (like RequestEvents).

    ASP.Net Identity

    - Replace the standard WebForms authentication with Identity cookie uthentication: http://brockallen.com/2013/10/24/a-primer-on-owin-cookie-authentication-middleware-for-the-asp-net-developer/
    - Standardised framework.
    - Free wins…

    28 votes
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  4. Add .net 4.5 framework async support

    It would be great if support for async requests / methods was added to the internal API, web forms/controls & Kentico's MVC implementation.

    This would obviously be a paradigm shift for many developers but Microsoft has already shown how to manage having both async and synchronous APIs existing side-by-side to allow the most flexibility for developers.

    I realize that Kentico makes great use of caching which helps alleviate heavy loads on the database but there are times, with highly dynamic sites, where querying the database is required.

    Business logic calls to System.Net.WebClient would also benefit from utilizing a full async…

    24 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, Thank you very much for this idea.

    Code/API tweaks like this have to be done with caution and piece by piece. I am wondering what concrete scenarios required the async API in some way. Could you be so kind as to describe what did you implement with a need of async API?

    Maybe an async version of ObjectQuery could be just enough.

    Thank you

    Regards,

    Michal Kadak
    Platform Product Owner

  5. The Administration UI should be available on mobile devices

    You should be able to effectively use the Administration UI on tablets and other mobile devices

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  6. Always store dates/times in UTC (in the database)

    Currently dates and times are stored in the database using the time zone specified by the "Server time zone" setting. This is dangerous and hugely problematic, especially for any site that wishes to use or display times in more than one time zone. And it makes determining durations between times practically impossible. This is because local times can have "gaps" because of daylight savings time.

    The benefit to always using UTC times is HUGE:

    1. There is absolutely no ambiguity (that, in itself, should be enough).

    2. Calculating durations is extremely simple. The time span from 1:30AM UTC to 2:30AM…

    80 votes
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  7. SASS Support for Editor

    The text editor in Kentico 8 supports a lot of different languages and markup, but it'd be nice if it supported SASS.

    Everything I've read points to SASS being more prominent than LESS, and with the ability to create a CSS Preprocesser the most limiting part is that the editor makes a mess of the colors when trying to use SASS syntax.

    62 votes
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  8. Importing of licence file

    On the client portal we can upgrade and export all our licences to a text file. However, you don't provide a facility to import that text file in CMSSiteManager. Please add a button under Licences to import and replace existing licences with the new ones.

    20 votes
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  9. Email Templates header and footer.

    Have the ability to have global headers and footers in email templates. It is a boring job to theme EVERY email on a social site ;-)

    133 votes
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  10. Allow Javascript Files from the CMSSiteManager -> Development -> Javascript Files to be Content Staged

    Right now there are no staging tasks logged when you edit a Javascript file in CMSSiteManager in Kentico 7. It would sure be nice to content stage these files just like the rest of the objects in CMSSiteManager.

    103 votes
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  11. timezone display on admin site

    Administration site does not display correct time (as set in timezone settings) except few places like Pages and Reports.

    This must work across the board.
    For example EventLog and Users last login timestamps are useless without being converted to site's timezone.

    24 votes
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  12. Add 'non-Binary' to User Gender

    Currently Kentico uses an Integer to store the User Gender with the values 0 / 1 / 2 (Unknown / Male / Female / Other). Given the way things have changed can this be updated to 0 / 1 / 2 / 3 (Unknown / Male / Female / Non-Binary)

    Perhaps you can also add a UserGenderName field, so that non-binary options can be stored as text within that field. For out-of-the-box this can be left null and developers would need to implement based on their requirements.

    As an example Facebook allows at least 56 different string entries for Gender…

    1 vote
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  13. setting to default macro to not be signed

    The setting would have the macros not be signed so they would run as the Public user. This could be an issue if working with work flows or unpublished content, as a public user would not have access to that. But for the majority of macros I think the public user would have access and it would be better security as it is being all ran as a public user.

    7 votes
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  14. Resign macros by user/select user or identity to assign macro to

    During an upgrade you have to resign macros. It would be nice if you could resign all macros by a specific user or Identity. This way it would help prevent security issues. If there are macros that are bad from specific users you can look at them individually.

    If you are resigning macros and can select only specific macros from a user, it would be nice if you could then resign them back to that user or to a specific identity.

    6 votes
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  15. auto-select the uploaded package

    When i update a new package to import, it would be nice if the new package will be selected automatically instead of having to selected it manually. (So many time i click « next » with the wrong package)

    13 votes
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  16. Support MySQL

    With Microsoft removing BYOL support in Amazon AWS running in any other cloud platform (other than Azure) can be extremely costly due to Microsoft SQL licensing. Please Kentico break the MSSQL chains, there's no technical reason to be attached to it.

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  17. Update Kentico's Obsolete GeoLocation Integration to Support GeoLite2

    Kentico currently uses MaxMind's legacy GeoLite City for their free implementation for geolocation. Kentico also currently supports GeoIP Organization as a paid form of geolocation for more accurate results. Both of these are no longer supported by MaxMind and are no longer being updated. On January 2, 2019, these will be removed from their site entirely. Kentico should consider updating their integration to MaxMind's newer GeoLite2 and GeoIP2 otherwise all of their users will have no way to update their geolocation database. Over time, these databases will become less and less accurate until the built in geolocation in Kentico is…

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  18. Translations correction

    Our customers are reporting wrong core translations.
    Would it be possible to make some corrections given that we would provide the list.
    See example from German culture (incorrect BREITE instead of correct JA)

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  19. Improve user role permission settings

    I think the current way Kentico is handling the permissions is not the way to go. I am very surprised that a Role is applied to the Kentico tree (pages) even if I don’t add the role in the tree. We have a large site with multiple editors. Some editors are only allowed to work in one part of the Kentico Tree. Now I have to create a lot of ‘denies’ and when there is a user that has more than one role (for example a website part and a intranet part) I need to create a new role for…

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  20. Disable selected users all at one time

    Add the ability to disable multiple users at once in the Users app. Currently when you select multiple users you can 'Delete' selected items. I'm looking to just disable them.
    The use case is where you want your editors disabled in your production environment but they become re-enabled through the staging of objects and data from stage environment to production environment.

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