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  1. Allow A/B and Multivariant tests in MVC without the page-builder

    I'd suggest that you allow new tests to be created "ad-hoc" in the CMS "A/B Tests" application.

    The CMS user should be able to define a list of variant names within an ad-hoc test. These will be the variants.

    Then in the MVC application Layout & Views something like this should be possible...

    if(@Html.Kentico().ABTest("MyTestCodename").Variant == "MyVariantName"){
    // Add or change markup based on variant in use
    }

    Additionally, having the ability to do log conversions against the current variant from within the controller would be required.

    The segmentation options should still be available in the CMS UI.

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  2. Offers macro rule to compare list price to SKUPrice

    Working with retail and e-commerce business often the offers modules don't provide an option to set conditions for order discounts and product discounts.

    For example, when a sale is in progress, often clients want to exclude products where an price reduction is already applied to a product and its items. I had considered using a status setting to handle this, however the status of a product is only set at the product level and not the item/variant level, also, it can be the case that certain items/variants of a product can have a different price!

    My suggestion would be to…

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  3. Allow unpublished page versions to be synchronized

    Currently, only published page versions (i.e. a major version, such as v1.0, v2.0, etc.) can be synchronized to a target server. When the current working version is a minor version (such as v0.7 or v1.3) and the content is synchronized, only the last major version is synchronized, which means that no changes made since the content was last published will be synchronized. If the content has not yet reached v1.0, the original version (v0.1) is published. Also, setting a Publish From date to some point in the future and clicking the Publish button does not promote the content to a…

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  4. Add back button on all the wizards that have multiple steps(e.g. new custom table wizard)

    as title says. for example if you go to step 2 after completing step 1 in new custom table wizard and you go back, to continue to step 2 you then have to go to custom tables and then edit the table because you can't click next - it gives an error that the code name already exists. So a back button that remembers the state would be a good idea in my opinion.

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  5. Open source Kentico.AspNet.Mvc

    The Kentico 12 MVC integration library, Kentico.AspNet.Mvc, is currently closed source, but distributed through NuGet https://www.nuget.org/packages/Kentico.AspNet.Mvc/.

    Basically all of the cool Kentico 12 MVC magic that makes widgets, alternative urls, page templates, and all the other MVC stuff work is within this package.

    Currently I decompile the .dlls to help diagnose issues and understand how the MVC architecture integrations with Kentico.

    It would be great if this project was open sourced to allow for developers to have more insight and to encourage community feedback and contributions.

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  6. Scheduled task email notifications

    Scheduled tasks should have an option for sending an email notification when the task fails and when task succeeds, along with the address(es) to notify.

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  7. Add the capability to add links/icons to the dashboard that take the user to a page created outside of the CMS.

    I have users who need to be able to add content to the CMS from a mobile platform. I would like to see you add the capability to add a shortcut presented as a links or icons to the dashboard. The link/icon shortcut would take the user to a page created outside of the CMS. This allows us to provide a custom view to users for mobile and improves the mobile experience.

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  8. Implement modern authentication for SharePoint online connections

    Currently this is not supported. We NEED it and don't want to have to write our own.

    In our SharePoint online tenant, we would like to disable legacy authentication and only use modern authentication. When we switch off legacy auth - per this link - https://blog.areflyen.no/2017/06/18/problem-with-connecting-to-sharepoint-online-in-office-365-with-powershell-sharepoint-designer-and-other-3-party-tools/

    We get the following errors:

    When testing SPO connection: A protocol error occurred. No sharepoint instance may be running on given URL or the credentials are not valid.


    Log shows: Message: Cannot contact web site (our tenant) or the web site does not support SharePoint Online credentials. The response status code is 'Unauthorized'.…

    8 votes
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  9. Enhance Google Recaptcha v2 language option

    Currently the code force to use 2 iso language code to form the Google Recaptcha API instead of referring to https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/docs/language for actual code. I could not change it due to the fact that I did not purchase a source code license. Need the flexibility to bypass that hardcoded incorrect method.

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  10. Enforce password expiration to specific roles

    It would be a good idea if there is a way to enforce password expiration for users enrolled in specific roles

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  12. Scroll click breadcrumbs to open new tab

    Simple as the title, currently (I am using K12) the breadcrumbs can't be opened in a new tab.

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  13. 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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  14. 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.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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