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  1. Payment fee

    I can set up fee for delivery method. But sometimes I need set up fee for payment method (for example: additional fee for paying by credit card).

    57 votes
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    9 comments  ·  E-commerce  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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
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    5 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

  3. 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…

    80 votes
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  4. 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

    100 votes
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  5. HTML Minified

    Now only CSS and JavaScript files can control to minified.

    Kentico Should add one more feature so that the hrml also can be minified.

    Thanks.

    67 votes
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  6. 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.

    62 votes
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  7. Exporting a part of the tree

    It would be great to export a sub set of the tree.
    As an example export the documents from "~/e-commerce/shoppingcartsteps/%"

    This way you can easily create an export containing the shoppingcart templates and the documents, so you don't have to create those documents by hand.

    Would make releases easier in my opinion.

    Best regards!

    115 votes
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  8. Allow recurring payment option for payment using existing gateway

    The payment gateway options available in Kentico do not have the capability to make a particular transaction as recurring.
    We have membership as a product, and want to give option to user to auto-renew it on completion. At the moment, we have an alert mail that can be sent X number of days prior to completion of membership, and ask user to make another payment.
    Authorize.Net have this option.
    Authorize.Net is available as a payment option with Kentico. It would be nice if one order can have the option to make the payment recurring.

    66 votes
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    19 comments  ·  E-commerce  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello

    How do you currently implement recurring donations or membership renewal?

    Is there a common scenario for the membership renewal? e.g. Purchaser will buy a membership/donate, and after a year an email will be sent to this Purchaser with new billing info and payment link or confirmation that a recurring payment was made?

    Kind Regards
    Michal Kadak
    E-commerce and Platform Product Owner

  9. Get files url with native extensions (image.jpg and not image.aspx)

    We need to be able to get the files url with native extensions example ****/image.jpg and not .aspx.
    we need this to be used with third party sites, for example we are not able to share an image using Facebook as it sees it as a webpage and not an image, so it doesn't generate preview for it.
    In the other hand we are facing the same issue with a 3rd party pdf viewer that we are using.

    So allowing the developer to access the url with the native extension will be a great help.

    thank you

    110 votes
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  10. Forms - Redirect to url field

    Hello

    For the Forms area, it would be nice to make the Redirect to url field, a URL Selector form control and not be a text box. This way we can point to a page in the CMS Tree without problems, but also be able to put Macro's in the URL path.

    Thanks

    Ilesh Mistry

    26 votes
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    1 comment  ·  On-line Marketing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Ilesh, I agree with you that within Forms module there can be a lot of UX improvements. Path or URL selector is definitely nice improvement for Redirect to URL field. Waiting for more votes. Thank you!

  11. most viewed

    I would great to have a webpart where you can see the top N most viewed pages/products/blogposts or any documenttype in a repeater style.

    It's a very common "widget" on a lot of websites.

    Thank you.

    27 votes
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  12. Rewrite web parts and widgets with responsive design in mind

    Many of the standard web parts that require width and height entries only accept fixed pixel entries (eg. image and text web parts, Google maps, etc.). It would be great if one could enter percentages as well.

    51 votes
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  13. Automatically add semantics

    Allow built in semantics (RDF, Open Graph) for documents, which can be configured easily. So for example a "product" document would automatically output semantic meta data (name, descriptions, photo, price, promotion, localisation information etc) without the CMS editor needing to fill in extra fields. Smart search could also use the meta data to help prioritise the search results. Perhaps there could be a choice in compliance too; facebook open graph, twitter cards, standard open graph etc. Semantics are becoming increasingly important for Web apps and e-commerce - it would be great to see it easily achievable in Kentico without the…

    85 votes
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  14. Importing of licence file

    On the client portal we can upgrade and export all our licences to a text file. However, you don't provide a facility to import that text file in CMSSiteManager. Please add a button under Licences to import and replace existing licences with the new ones.

    20 votes
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  15. Infinite scrolling

    Instead of a ordinary pager, provide an option to asynchronously load more items when a user scrolls to the bottom of the page - aka. infitine scrolling. I would also like an option to limit how many times it should load the data(make it finite). It would be also helpful If the URL address changes during the async load(HTML5 History API), so a I can send the address to somebody and he/she views the same content as I.

    124 votes
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  16. Tax calculations per ZIP code

    In some situations the only way to charge the correct tax on a sale is to look at the purchasers ZIP code. Taxes can vary per state, city and ZIP. It would be great to have the option to control it at that level.

    117 votes
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    8 comments  ·  E-commerce  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    We are currently in the middle of implementing several customization points. One of those is a “Tax Service” which should be used as a bridge between tax calculation in Kentico and external system or custom logic.

    This Tax service is a single point of customization, so it should be easy to extend with a custom logic like taxing per ZIP.

    It’s a code block with an input and output where the input is:
    - SKU
    - Quantity
    - Price
    - Customer
    - Currency
    - Date
    - Shipping address
    - Billing address
    and output:
    - calculated tax

    With this new Tax Service should be easy to implement this functionality as customization as the ZIP is available in the address object.

    What do you think about it? I’m sorry if it’s too technical, old habits.

    thank you

    Kind Regards
    Michal Kadak
    E-commerce and Platform Product Owner

  17. Whitelist IP's through CMSSiteManager

    Ability to Whitelist IPs for CMSDesk/CMSSiteManager access.  Possibly even extend Whitelist to User Roles.

    46 votes
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  18. Use the HTML5 placeholder attribute for watermark text across all webparts/controls

    The HTML5 placeholder attribute is well supported in modern browsers and easy to polyfill for older browsers.

    I would suggest that a polyfill should be implemented by the website developers rather than Kentico.

    96 votes
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  19. Rollback option for staging

    Allow me to rollback of objects which were staged in a staging task

    74 votes
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  20. Support ZURB's Foundation Front End Framework

    ZURB's Foundation front end framework is in the same class as Twitter Bootstrap and makes it easier for developers to prototype and implement mobile first designs that work cross platform.

    Currently the Kentico CSS and Foundation clash making editing in CMSDesk or in-page editing impossible (see here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17055672/using-zurb-foundation-in-kentico-cms-portal-engine).

    It would be great if this were not the case as deliverables from outside agencies or existing migration products may be based on this popular framework.

    36 votes
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