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  1. eDM Send page

    It would be great if on the Send page there is an at-a-glance table showing all the pertinent information needed before hitting Send. It should show the main information required for sending (eg filename, subject line, sender, sender address, reply to address, contact groups and numbers, opt-out groups etc. This isn’t provided in Kentico, so I need to go through different tabs and pages to double-check information (eg an eDM was sent this week with an incorrect subject line).

    The ‘make sure’ list in Kentico Send page is more of a checklist than information.

    The file attached provides an example…

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  2. Select language when adding a link to our newsletter.

    Fix this situation

    Description:
    Situation: a multi-language website (FR - EN - NL) and communication that is sent in both French and Dutch through the Kentico EMS.

    In our pages application we mostly set our culture to NL (default).
    When turning to the email marketing application and setting up a new email campaign in French, I come across this inconvenience: when I try to insert a link to one of our pages, I see only the pages in Dutch. Quit inconvenient while completing a French email.

    The only way I can solve this write now is by opening the pages…

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  3. Restoring a Forms from Recycle Bin should restore the data too

    When a Form is deleted and put into the Recycle bin, the data that was already created is not saved. Restoring the Form therefore does not restore the Data.
    The users however expect that not only the form definition, but also the form data will be restored.

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  4. More powerful A/B testing: To allow for testing of journeys and product pages

    Currently the platform only supports 're-direct' type tests: Tests where separate pages are used (each page is a variation).

    We would like to run these type of tests:
    - A test that runs over multiple pages of a funnel. e.g. changes are made on every page in a checkout, or on a contact form and a thank-you page.
    - A test that runs over all product pages (via regex targeting).

    These type of tests are often required, and are very valuable.

    3 votes
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  5. ContactJobTitle and ContactCompanyName should be increased to 255 character length.

    ContactJobTitle and ContactCompanyName should be increased to 255 character length. We have it configured to have user's information passed to the Contact Management database when they register but 100 characters for Company Name and 50 for Title are too small. They should be atleast 255.

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  6. Increase the size of the "Position" and "Title" contact fields in the Contact database

    We capture these fields from fields in registration but they tend to be way longer than the current definitions in the Contact Management system. When we pass this information from registration to the contact database it gets lost if it exceeds the length. We have to manually add it back in and let it get truncated. Would be good if both were 255 that way we can not lose good data on our users and their activities.

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  7. URLs in Newsletter

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    Settings / URLs and SEO / Redirect invalid case URLs to their correct versions

    There is an option "Redirect all requests to lower case URLs"

    This is the best setting for SEO and it is fine until now.

    PROBLEM is with newsletters. It would be fine to create an exception for them. E.g. checkbox DO NOT USE THIS RULE IN NEWSLETTERS

    If you put the link (e.g. Google Sheet, that uses lower and upper cases) into newsletter´s body, all characters in the link are redirect to lower case.

    All is fine in Draft, but if you send it to…

    3 votes
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  8. email priority

    Kentico adds to email from email marketing this properties:
    X-Priority: 5
    Priority: non-urgent
    Importance: low

    But I can not influence it. Please, add settings for it.

    20 votes
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  9. Preview mode in the Email builder - no "Go back" button

    When using the Preview mode in the Email builder, there's no possibility to quickly go back to editing the email. The only way is to go back to Email marketing feature, filter the Newsletter and open the email issue again.
    Can you please change the flow? It's kinda annoying...

    16 votes
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  10. Campaigns - URL shortener after creating a URL with the URL builder

    Give the ability to also immediately shorten a URL after the creation of it via the URL builder in Campaigns. I now use Bitly but then need to copy-paste the URL first.

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  11. Campaigns - ability to also select bookmarks when adding an existing page

    When using longer pages with bookmarks to focus on certain paragraphs, you want to be able to also add these as page content when selecting a page in Campaigns. Now only possible to select pages and content types.

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  12. Ability to seperate email based on type to different SMTP servers

    Sending all mail generated from Kentico through the same (set of) SMTP server(s) is a bad idea. Why? If marketing emails result in service being throttled by the SMTP service (it happens), it also slows down delivery of transactional email.

    Perhaps this could be set up to send to different sub-domains e.g. mktg.example.com & store.example.com.

    Or email templates have a tag that is used for determining which service they get forward to.

    Either way, this can help to seperate not only issues when they arise, but also reporting etc.

    If Kentico is serious about email marketing, I think this is…

    36 votes
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  13. Social Media Icons at top of website

    It would be nice to have our social media icons at the top of the site. Even if the icons are smaller than they currently are. I think it is important to have these links available and visible for visitors even if they do not scroll through the site. All of our competitors have this feature and I would like to see it added to our templates.

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  14. Allow use of different SMTP servers for Marketing and Transactional e-mails.

    Hello, every e-mail marketing expert I asked, told me that it is necessary to send Marketing and Transactional e-mails using different infrastructure. That is why I was very surprissed to find out, that Kentico does not allow to specify which SMTP servers it shoud use for Transactional and which for Marketing e-mails.
    Is there a chance to make it available please?

    6 votes
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  15. Schedule automatic resend of email campaign to 'unopened' recipients

    Everyone is busy and don't always read your emails. Resending a campaign only to subscribers/recipients that have not opened the original email is quite effective. The most convenient is to have the option to schedule a resend to unopened at the time of sending the original email.

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  16. Ability to customize facebook og and twitter card metadata within the existing Metadata section of the Properties tab

    There is already a functioning area to hold and edit metadata information with good inheritance rules. Can the functionality be expanded to include metadata for common social networks such as facebook and twitter? This is a widely requested feature by clients and the Metadata section in the Properties tab seems like a natural fit.

    28 votes
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  17. Add a culture setting for pre-computing week analytics data

    Currently the web analytics of Kentico use the en-US culture to store week analytics data. Which means a week starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday by default.

    If a customer uses a different culture such as nl-NL, the graph period selector uses the international standard of Monday as the start day and Sunday as the last day of the week.

    Selecting this will however result in a period of 2 weeks, since the weeks are rounded, which can be very confusing for the customer.

    Preferably there would be an option to select the culture in which the week analytics…

    34 votes
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  18. Better contact adding for static contact groups

    At the moment when you set up a static contact group there is no way to search for contacts to add to it. This makes the feature useless except for sites with a very small number of contacts or by using code to manage them. It would make sense to me to do away with the distinction between dynamic and static contact groups and have only one type made up from a rules based search with an option to determine how often the search is rerun.

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  19. Make Marketing Automation multi-tenancy friendly

    I understand not many EMS instances will be multi-tenancy but Kentico touts to have a multi-tenancy platform but none of the marketing automation workflows support multi-tenancy. For instance if I have the Dancing Goat site and the Corporate Site running on the same instance, I can see all the marketing automation workflows in both instances. This should not be the case. You can leave the workflow as a global workflow but create a linking table or scope with that site's ID in it for workflows of type "automation".

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  20. Detect bounced mails by REST service

    We are using SMTP services from SPARKPOST to send our marketing emails in Kentico. The bounced emails are stored in SPARKPOST and there is no POP account to receive this emails. We also use several email address for sending the emails and some of them are just forward accounts, so there is no proper way to get the bounced emails as Kentico is setup.

    Please consider the possibility to monitor emails using REST. SPARKPOST as many other email SMTP solutions offer in their API the possibility to get the list of bounced emails, in this way will be easy for…

    10 votes
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