Kentico Product Ideas

Welcome to the community site for sharing and discussing your ideas for Kentico, the integrated marketing solution.

Help us better understand your needs so that we can deliver a product you love. It’s easy!
Simply share your ideas, comment on the ideas of others and vote for those you want to see happen in Kentico.

If you could add something to Kentico, what would it be and why?

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Smart Search Improvements

    A code that handles populating values from "Value" field or reading from Query can be merged in the way that it reads Value first, then populate from Query. That way You can use macro to localize first dropdown option for example!
    Smart search results : access to the count of the items option would be nice.
    Implementation of the smart search filter to work over Query string would also be nice. (Not reloading, but pushing the state to the url for example, so speed is not lost...and values are checked on first load only).

    12 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      2 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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…

      5 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        Share your thoughts  ·  0 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Exclude from search: more flexible (no index, follow, etc.)

        I can exlude a page from being indexed by search engines by selecting 'Exclude from search'. I actually sends 'two signals' to seatch engine: do not index and do not follow links on this page as well.

        I would like to see that the two are seperately selectable:
        - No index
        - No follow

        12 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          2 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Passing accents in email addresses

          As gmail (among others) are now emails with accents in them, it would probably be preferable to allow these types of address to be accepted in Kentico (especially given that lot's of companies are moving their emails to gmail).

          6 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            Share your thoughts  ·  0 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • CSS Editor Expand/Collapse Regions

            It would be nice to have the ability to collapse regions of code in the editor to make it easier to focus on certain areas of code, and to make it easier to navigate around.

            3 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              1 comment  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Show name of the sender instead of email address when sending email via API

              It would be great if there would be a possibility to show name of the sender in the FromEmail field when sending emails via API.

              30 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                Share your thoughts  ·  0 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Validation CodeName

                Validation code name for all objects internaly with rewrite engine like in the URL event handler "OnBeforeGetSafeUrlPart" to allows rewrite for example national letter to equivalent in acsii.

                Rewrite letter "ł" to "l" before saving new object.

                10 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  Share your thoughts  ·  1 comment  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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!)...

                  7 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    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

                  • Add a "User must change password on next login" checkbox to the User module

                    Seems pretty straightforward. The part that might not be straightforward is that we have a group of users we manage externally and we need to have that group of users change password but the password isn't stored in Kentico but I can manage that part as long as there's a flag to check that I can reset. Yes, I could add it myself but this is a standard feature in any system that manages users.

                    4 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      Share your thoughts  ·  0 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve predictive smart search performance

                      Improve predictive smart search webpart to use a webservice http GET call instead of POST, the latter also returns viewstate on the response header which is a waste of resources. Make keypress time delay configurable too. we have to go inside the predictive js to decrease the response time which by default set to 500ms.

                      7 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        1 comment  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow Sender name to be specified in the Email templates application

                        Please allow us to specify a "Sender name" in the Email templates application...

                        14 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          Share your thoughts  ·  0 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Update integrated Captcha(s) to be state-of-the-art

                          The built-in Captchas are very simple and for years now easily broken by the bots.

                          In V8 there was added the "old" recaptcha - but it has a bad usability, often even human users are not able to give the correct answer.

                          The only solution is to use a newer captcha from the Kentico marketplace.

                          But it is usable only on forms.
                          To use it as a "core captcha", you have to modify the core-code of MessageBoard Webparts, Blog Post Comment-Webpart and so on.
                          This is not that easy and breaks any way the possibility to install updates/bug fixes...

                          So,…

                          27 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            Share your thoughts  ·  1 comment  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Azure retry logic

                            It would be great if Kentico implemented a retry logic for queries and calls. This would be especially beneficial when running on Azure because transient errors occur quite often in this kind of environment and it is strongly recommended that you should never rely on a successful finish of any operation and rather implement a retry logic instead.

                            13 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              1 comment  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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…

                              31 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                4 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  4 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

                                • 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…

                                  83 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    11 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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

                                    96 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      17 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.

                                      63 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        4 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Data Encryption

                                        Allow option to have bizform and custom table data be stored in an encrypted format.

                                        189 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          18 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Use dependency injection (DI) in the API/code to allow for better testability.

                                          It is difficult to test customized code, especially the e-commerce providers, without DI because it requires the testing code to be running the entire site with full database state. It is only possible to test in isolation by creating lots of mocks and stubs which reverse engineering the necessary calls based on what is being tested.

                                          122 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            13 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Kentico Product Ideas

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base