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  1. Ability to Not delete staging tasks after syncing

    Currently after a staging tasks succeeds, it is deleted on the server is being sent from.

    I want the ability to sync without deleting the task.

    Scenario:

    I want to test a production push, so I create a backup of Prod, stick it on a test environment, point my staging tasks to this new environment and push everything, then test the copy of Prod to make sure everything is there and working. Currently if you do this, you have to take a backup of your staging DB and a backup of the PROD to use for testing. After you push,…

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    0 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, Thank you very much for this idea.

    We are trying to solve this scenario with our CI functionality.

    Please see: https://docs.kentico.com/k10/developing-websites/preparing-your-environment-for-team-development

    Since there were no new supporters or comments on your idea in the past 3 months, and the idea doesn’t fit our product vision, I’ve had to make the tough decision to close this post.

    Kind Regards
    Michal Kadak
    E-commerce and Platform Product Owner

  2. In Contact Management, I would like to have a list of the "Duplicates found and successfully updated" Contacts during an import

    Sometimes when I import new contacts, I get a number "Duplicates found and successfully updated." I would love to be able to see the list of duplicates that were updated. The reason I would like to see this list is because sometimes, I don't want the contacts on multiple Contact Groups. By seeing the list of Duplicates, I would be able to manually make sure the duplicate contact is in the correct contact group instead of being in multiple contact groups.

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    0 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    On behalf of the Kentico PM team, I want to say thank you for sharing your idea with us and the ever-growing Kentico community.

    As this ideas has not been active for past months and it doesn’t fit our product vision, I’ve had to make the tough decision to close this post.

    But we still need you! Continue sending your ideas to us, after all nobody knows what is needed more than the users.

    Regards,

    David Komarek
    Product Owner

  3. Ability for Kentico to remember the last x passwords, so you don't enter those again within a period of time

    Hello

    Kentico user passwords and number of times you reset them should have a better control for us.

    Imagine you had a site where you password needs resetting every 3 months for example.

    What you want to make sure the user does not do is at the time to reset the password, add in the same password again.

    Is it possible for Kentico to remember the last 3 or 5 or even 10 passwords, so people can't use those when resetting their password?

    Thanks
    Ilesh

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    0 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, Thank you very much for this idea.

    Since there were no new supporters or comments on your idea in the past 9 months, and the idea doesn’t fit our product vision, I’ve had to make the tough decision to close this post.

    Kind Regards
    Michal Kadak
    E-commerce and Platform Product Owner

  4. Add Validate method for BizFormItem class

    Currently when I fill a form using API there's no validation performed:

    BizFormInfo formObject = BizFormInfoProvider.GetBizFormInfo("myTestForm", SiteContext.CurrentSiteID);
    DataClassInfo formClass = DataClassInfoProvider.GetDataClassInfo(formObject.FormClassID);
    string className = formClass.ClassName;
    ObjectQuery<BizFormItem> data = BizFormItemProvider.GetItems(className);
    BizFormItem formRecord = BizFormItem.New(formClass.ClassName);
    formRecord.SetValue("MyTestField", "tooShort");
    formRecord.Insert();

    Idea is to create Validate method that passes all validation rules and returns list of rules violated, to call this method before .Insert

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    0 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, Thank you very much for this idea.

    Since there were no new supporters or comments on your idea in the past 9 months, and the idea doesn’t fit our product vision, I’ve had to make the tough decision to close this post.

    Kind Regards
    Michal Kadak
    E-commerce and Platform Product Owner

  5. Add an icon on the Design Tab for nonstandard layouts

    Currently, there's no indication when looking at the Design Tab that a Web Part on the page is using a customized or non-default Layout. It would be great if, on these web parts, an icon would appear (similar to the eyeball icon of the JavaScript web part) when a web part is using a nonstandard layout, so that a developer knows they can't just edit the ascx file and expect the page to update.

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    1 comment  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    On behalf of the Kentico PM team, I want to say thank you for sharing your idea with us and the ever-growing Kentico community.

    As this ideas has not been active for past months and it doesn’t fit our product vision, I’ve had to make the tough decision to close this post.

    But we still need you! Continue sending your ideas to us, after all nobody knows what is needed more than the users.

    Regards,

    David Komarek
    Product Owner

  6. Unversioned fields on page types

    I have a field on my page type which I'd like to update programmatically from an external data source. However the documents are versioned, so I cannot update the field if the document is checked out by a user.

    Since I am maintaining this value programmatically, there is no reason to version the field. If there were a way of flagging fields as "unversioned" and allowing them to be updated via API without checking out the page, that would solve my issue.

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    0 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    On behalf of the Kentico PM team, I want to say thank you for sharing your idea with us and the ever-growing Kentico community.

    As this ideas has not been active for past months and it doesn’t fit our product vision, I’ve had to make the tough decision to close this post.

    But we still need you! Continue sending your ideas to us, after all nobody knows what is needed more than the users.

    Regards,

    David Komarek
    Product Owner

  7. Strongly-typed Cached objects

    Kentico manages an internal cache that, in part, includes object types such as Users, Custom Tables, Documents, and many other types of objects.
    However, if you use methods like UserInfoProvider, CustomTableInfoProvider, or TreeProvider, there are no options to use these internal caches.

    If, instead, you use CacheHelper.GetItem, you can retrieve the cached versions of these objects, but in a separate data type that cannot be converted to the strongly-typed objects.

    This product idea is to update the API to allow us to retrieve the cached objects. This could be by updating the individual providers to deliver UserInfo, CustomTableItem, etc objects…

    7 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Optional setting to move On-Site Editing menu to bottom of page

    Sites that have sticky headers collide with the Kentico On-Site Editing menu components. This is problematic when the site's sticky header contains the navigation elements. It would be nice to have the option to switch the Kentico navigation elements to the bottom of the page instead of the top.

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    On behalf of the Kentico PM team, I want to say thank you for sharing your idea with us and the ever-growing Kentico community.

    As this ideas has not been active for past months and it doesn’t fit our product vision, I’ve had to make the tough decision to close this post.

    But we still need you! Continue sending your ideas to us, after all nobody knows what is needed more than the users.

    Regards,

    David Komarek
    Product Owner

  9. Add an Umbraco style image cropper.

    * Allows you to pre-define crop sizes
    * Allows requesting of images by pre-defined sizes or by an arbitrary dimension
    * Focal point of image can be set on every image, this is absolutely critical to have when automating crops
    * Individual crops can be edited
    * Cropped image variants are created automatically from the parent image on demand and cached.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    On behalf of the Kentico PM team, I want to say thank you for sharing your idea with us and the ever-growing Kentico community.

    As this ideas has not been active for past months and it doesn’t fit our product vision, I’ve had to make the tough decision to close this post.

    But we still need you! Continue sending your ideas to us, after all nobody knows what is needed more than the users.

    Regards,

    David Komarek
    Product Owner

  10. Add to the Webpart's context menu a Show/Hide button

    In the design mode, add to the context menu of each webpart a Show/Hide button, which toggles the visibility of the webpart, instead of the need of opening the webpart's configuration page each time we need to set the visibility.

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    0 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    On behalf of the Kentico PM team, I want to say thank you for sharing your idea with us and the ever-growing Kentico community.

    As this ideas has not been active for past months and it doesn’t fit our product vision, I’ve had to make the tough decision to close this post.

    But we still need you! Continue sending your ideas to us, after all nobody knows what is needed more than the users.

    Regards,

    David Komarek
    Product Owner

  11. Allow AJAX for Dependent fields in Form tab

    Right now, if you have a field that's dependent on other fields, the Form tab refreshes when you lose focus on the initiating field. If you're using the mouse that's fine, but if you're using the keyboard, you lose cursor focus.
    If instead, you used AJAX (UpdatePanels, whatever) internally to handle dependent fields, you could update individual fields' status without losing focus.
    This shouldn't be terribly hard: you know the AJAX triggers and updatepanel locations already because you have the "Depends on another field" and "triggers another field" checkboxes already.

    8 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    On behalf of the Kentico PM team, I want to say thank you for sharing your idea with us and the ever-growing Kentico community.

    As this ideas has not been active for past months and it doesn’t fit our product vision, I’ve had to make the tough decision to close this post.

    But we still need you! Continue sending your ideas to us, after all nobody knows what is needed more than the users.

    Regards,

    David Komarek
    Product Owner

  12. Built-in ticketing, helpdesk and customer engagement

    Kentico is great. It is a well rounded solution where the only limitation is your imagination. However in my opinion, there is probably just 1 area that is lacking: customer support/engagement. I have seen product owners at Kentico argue that there are existing solutions e.g: Zendesk, LivePerson, Deskpro etc - while this maybe true, it is also very bothersome from a UI/UX perspective - as the look and feel is less consistent. It is also frustrating having to open up accounts with various SaaS/PaaS vendors (or even worse - having to set up a separate LAMP/WAMP stacks to support PHP…

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  On-line Marketing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    On behalf of the Kentico PM team, I want to say thank you for sharing your idea with us and the ever-growing Kentico community.

    As this ideas has not been active for past months and it doesn’t fit our product vision, I’ve had to make the tough decision to close this post.

    But we still need you! Continue sending your ideas to us, after all nobody knows what is needed more than the users.

    Regards,

    David Komarek
    Product Owner

  13. Media Uploader

    Add ability to enter title & description to media file upload control since these fields are utilised by other media library web-parts as standard

    We would like any user to be able to upload files - therefore we don't want to use only admins / content editors to upload using media libraries app - we need to use the media uploader but it wont allow entry of the above mentioned fields

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    0 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    On behalf of the Kentico PM team, I want to say thank you for sharing your idea with us and the ever-growing Kentico community.

    As this ideas has not been active for past months and it doesn’t fit our product vision, I’ve had to make the tough decision to close this post.

    But we still need you! Continue sending your ideas to us, after all nobody knows what is needed more than the users.

    Regards,

    David Komarek
    Product Owner

  14. GetBizFormFile.aspx handler for not authenticated users

    It would be great if the GetBizFormFile.aspx handler (e.g. link to uploaded files in an online form) returned 401 error or redirected not authenticated users to the login page instead of returning 200 OK response and showing a blank screen.

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    0 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, Thank you very much for this idea.

    Since there were no new supporters or comments on your idea in the past 9 months, and the idea doesn’t fit our product vision, I’ve had to make the tough decision to close this post.

    Kind Regards
    Michal Kadak
    E-commerce and Platform Product Owner

  15. Remove all Webparts Not in Layout

    The ability to remove all "Webparts not in layout" from a template in one action.

    16 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    On behalf of the Kentico PM team, I want to say thank you for sharing your idea with us and the ever-growing Kentico community.

    As this ideas has not been active for past months and it doesn’t fit our product vision, I’ve had to make the tough decision to close this post.

    But we still need you! Continue sending your ideas to us, after all nobody knows what is needed more than the users.

    Regards,

    David Komarek
    Product Owner

  16. Add check-in check-out buttons to On-Site Editing menu

    On-Site Editing of pages in sites configured with page check-in/check-out is cumbersome because there is no check-in/check-out control in the On-Site Editing menu. Please add a button to the On-Site Editing menu for this purpose.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    On behalf of the Kentico PM team, I want to say thank you for sharing your idea with us and the ever-growing Kentico community.

    As this ideas has not been active for past months and it doesn’t fit our product vision, I’ve had to make the tough decision to close this post.

    But we still need you! Continue sending your ideas to us, after all nobody knows what is needed more than the users.

    Regards,

    David Komarek
    Product Owner

  17. How can I automate the importing of contacts into kentico from our internal server

    How can I automate the importing of contacts into kentico from our internal server. Our server generates a list of names (Contacts) nightly, it would be great to have the done automatically, so we can start an on-boarding process through direct email.

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  18. Allow tab index on Forms

    Add the ability in Forms to specify the tabindex for each form element. I know you can do this with a custom layout, but I want it in default layout.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, Thank you very much for this idea.

    Since there were no new supporters or comments on your idea in the past 3 months, and the idea doesn’t fit our product vision, I’ve had to make the tough decision to close this post.

    Kind Regards
    Michal Kadak
    E-commerce and Platform Product Owner

  19. Short hand or macro for included all page type columns in the repeater column setting

    Since its best practice to set the columns attribute when using a repeater or univewer. It would be nice if there was a shorthand to include all the columns of a specific page type. I often find that I need all the columns of my page type, and a few document columns (nodeid, nodealiaspath, etc). It would be nice to be able to specify something like cms.menuitem.* as a short hand for including all the columns in the menuitem page type (much like a table.* in sql).

    This would be really useful when you end up adding columns to a…

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    On behalf of the Kentico PM team, I want to say thank you for sharing your idea with us and the ever-growing Kentico community.

    As this ideas has not been active for past months and it doesn’t fit our product vision, I’ve had to make the tough decision to close this post.

    But we still need you! Continue sending your ideas to us, after all nobody knows what is needed more than the users.

    Regards,

    David Komarek
    Product Owner

  20. Allow Ecommerce and Marketing to run off seperate SMTP relay services

    Kentico should be able to allocate separate SMTP servers to separate rolls. Transaction based mails should not be mailed out through the same server as marketing mails as this skews opening rates, click rates etc. when reporting.
    Even something as simple as a setting in the EMS to specify an SMTP option aside from the default.

    3 votes
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