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  1. Share preview link without context of editor

    When an editor shares a preview link, the user receiving that link will be signed in as the editor sharing the link.

    This is not desired because navigating to for instance profile pages would share personal details.

    An easy fix would be adding a "preview-user", which could be selected in the settings.

    Since K12 it is not possible anymore to simply remove the user from the preview url.

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  2. Translate Widgets in MVC

    According to documentation "Note: Text added and displayed on MVC pages through page builder widgets is not processed by translation services." This will become an issue for a majority of our clients that prefer the widget approach to the CMS administration.

    Kentico should seriously consider adding this feature if they want current and potential clients to embrace your MVC solution. We will not be able to recommend Kentico MVC for clients that require integration with translation services until this addressed.

    24 votes
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  3. Reporting on the Value of an Abandoned Cart/Basket

    Allow admin users to be able to report on the value of baskets recovered. This would allow users to recognise the revenue generated by the abandoned basket marketing automation process.

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  4. Macros in Mass Email

    There have been several times when a general but personalized email needed to be sent to a group of site users. The email would need to have a personalized greeting, or some other user-specific data inserted in the body. Ideally I would be able to use the 'Mass Email' feature to select multiple users and create an email body that contains user-context macros, but this is not an option right now. These instances are pretty simple standalone cases where it would be overkill to use the online marketing messaging features.

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  5. Autoresponder template

    It is very frustrating having to post common template elements for Auto responders and email notifications in Forms.
    There needs to be an option for both to choose an email template. When you have chosen the email template. In that template you specify the content render region.
    The WYSIWYG area then will render content in replace of that.

    If there is a change in logo or head design for an email for a company you currently have to go through every auto responder, notification for all forms and a few other places to update them. It is a bit silly…

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  6. 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…

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  7. Set hotkey to open live site instead of 2 clicks as now

    Add a hotkey such as Ctrl+F1, Ctrl+F2 to open live site mode instead of click "Application list" -> Live site

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  8. Add an option to have MVC widget property dialogs open automatically when placing on page

    When placing a MVC widget into a section, and the widget has a properties dialog with required fields, it would be sensible to open the widget configuration dialog automatically.

    Currently, it does not open and a content editor will see incomplete results on the page, or could save the page without adding these properties in. If the widget has properties, especially required properties, open the widget dialog by default. Or, add a WidgetController property/setting to designate whether this behavior should occur.

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  9. Inherit Search fields settings in inherited Page Type

    We always use custom Base Page type for any our custom Page Types. When we set any field in Base Type as Searchable it is not updated in any child Page type. So if we add new field to base type we have to go to every child type and set this manually. This would be great if we could automate this.

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  10. 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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  11. Upgrade installation automated rollback on failure

    Please add a feature into the upgrade program to rollback to the previous version if the upgrade fails. It can use the site and database backups already created earlier in the upgrade process. For the complexity and cost of this CMS system, it should have an automated rollback feature that handles a failed upgrade attempt for you.

    Thank you.

    Rob Ables

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  12. Make links more accessible with aria-label attribute field

    Would be awesome if you'd add a new field under the Advanced tab of the Insert link dialog for descriptive text that would get rendered as an arial-label attribute on the link being inserted. This would allow content editors to create accessible "read more" links without having to switch to source mode.

    6 votes
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  13. Customization of Widget / Inline Editor asset bundling

    Mvc widgets are great because they give both developers and content managers flexibility in features, design, and content.

    I envision developers creating Widget libraries to enable re-use of common widget patterns across sites or sharing them with the community.

    Currently the bundling process for widgets when the Mvc site is in edit-mode when configuring widgets in the CMS is very restrictive.

    I have to copy javascript/css that I copy from Github into files in my Mvc project and then commit them. This goes against the best practices of not committing build artifacts to source control.

    The javascript community has already…

    6 votes
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  14. ckeditor 5.x

    CKEditor 5 - it is awesome if Kentico would upgrade the CKEditor to version 5 that support more powerful and user-friendly editor tools.

    9 votes
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  15. Place <meta charset=""> tag above <title> tag

    We've found a few references that indicate the <meta charset> declaration should precede the <title> declaration in the <head> element. Seems like it's preferable to have it immediately after the opening <head> tag.

    https://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-html-encoding-declarations

    https://code.google.com/archive/p/doctype-mirror/wikis/MetaCharsetAttribute.wiki

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  16. MVC Section default Widget

    At the moment, only "default section" can be declared globally.

    I would like to set "default widget" to any section in addition.

    With this, I would be able to add a inline editor text widget to concerned section elements by default. The editors would not need to add the text widget before they can edit the text.

    3 votes
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  17. MVC Page Builder allowed Sections

    At the moment, I can just set "allowed widgets" in editable areas.

    I would like to have "allowed sections" in addition.

    With this, I would be able to allow only 1-column sections in concerned editable areas, where it would break the layout if editors would use 2- or multi-column sections.

    16 votes
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  18. Hide or customise Kentico 12 Form Builder components

    Hide and customise default K12 Form Builder components.

    At the moment there are no ways to hide or customise form builder components in Kentico 12 and it can be frustrating for the content editors.

    A good example is for us, where we would never use the US Post Code form component, so it would be good to hide this.

    20 votes
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  19. Introduce sort order for Related pages

    Allow editors to change the order of the related pages under the "Related pages" tab.

    Also, separate out Left-Right, Right-Left relationships into their own lists to sorting.

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  20. Create Page / URL and Media picker's for MVC Widget Properties window

    Create Page / URL picker for MVC Widget Properties window.
    It would be useful to be able to have a Page or URL Picker for when working with MVC Widgets..

    It would also be useful to have a Media Picker, instead of having to upload a new image each time.

    Right now, there are very limited controls that can be used here..

    13 votes
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