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  1. Ability to modify page head section and html tag

    Add ability to modify page head section and html tag from UI without need to modify PortalTemplate.aspx file.

    133 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello supporters!

    We are currently exploring this idea and looking for the best solution.

    To better understand all the related needs, I would like to ask you a few things:

    1. Can you list the most typical changes you need to make to the page template and its head section?

    2. Is it ok for you just to be able to modify the Master page or do you need to be able to somehow modify also common pages and their head sections – via their templates?

    3. Do you prefer to be able to see and modify some markup directly or do think specific web parts with properties that are then injected into the markup are a better solution?

    4. Who and how often is going to do these changes? The developer suring development phase or a content editor during content authoring process?

    5. If we only talk about being…

  2. 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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    4 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello to all supporters!

    We are currently looking for a way how to move forward with this idea.

    Currently, Kentico should generate correct extensions (.jpg, .png, …) when you turn on extensionless URLs and use the runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests.

    https://docs.kentico.com/display/K9/Extensionless+and+custom+URLs

    1. Did you run into scenarios, where this setup did not work for you? Could you help us by providing examples?

    2. Is setting the runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests web.config key fine for your solutions? If not, can you share some comments?

    Thanks a lot in advance!

    David Komarek
    Product Owner

  3. 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!

  4. Add area at the bottom of Master page

    Hello

    On a Master page (portal site) we would like to add some JS to the bottom on different pages. It would be really useful to have a field/area/zone that could be used. So that we could put anything we want and this area would put what we wanted just before the closing HTML Body tag.

    Thanks

    Ilesh Mistry

    55 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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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    1 comment  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    54 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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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    2 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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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    12 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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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    Share your thoughts  ·  7 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    114 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

  11. MVC + Portal Model (Widgets)

    I would have like to start using MVC with Kentico since the company I work for prefers MVC pattern over Web Forms. However after talking to Kentico support we found out you can not use the portal model with MVC.

    Is this functionaility planned for any feature release or part of Kentico 8?

    180 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello!

    We are currently trying to come up with the best model for enabling Content editors and Marketers to compose parts of pages using widgets also on MVC websites.

    What do you think about the following:

    1. The most important part is to enable business users (Content editors, Marketers) to add and configure components (widgets) in within specific areas (zones) on a page

    2. MVC developers know how to create layoyuts/templates and can do that on their onw, only need to be able to mark part of the layout as a widget area/zone

    3. MVC developers know how to implement reusable components. If there is a unified way to register such components with Kentico to be used in widget areas, there is no need to develop hundreds of out-of-the-box widgets.

    4. The biggest wish for Content editors and Marketersis to be able to influence a section of a specific page,…

  12. 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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    7 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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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    11 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Rollback option for staging

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

    74 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Neutral cultures and a default fallback culture

    Currently you have only one default culture available in Kentico. This option isn't usually sufficient for global web portals, containing content for multiple different languages. Here is the scenario. Let’s have the neutral cultures DE (German), English (EN) and Spanish (ES). Now, these languages can have country (region) specific translations:
    Neutral language EN:
    EN-US
    EN-UK
    EN-AU
    Neutral language DE:
    DE-DE
    DE-AT
    DE-LU
    Neutral language ES:
    ES-AR
    ES-CO
    ES-CR
    If you now create some content section, which looks like this, with the content translated into languages in the brackets:

    News folder
    -News1 (de-de, en-uk)
    -News2 (de-lu, es-ar)
    -News3 (de-de, de-at, en-us) …

    65 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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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    6 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Events (Booking System) enhancements

    The following enhancements to the event booking module would be very useful.

    1) Ability to add users to events in bulk (in the admin section) via a selector. e.g. perhaps in a similar way that you would add users to a membership or role etc

    2) Ability to resend the Event Invitation email to ALL users in bulk. Currently you're only able to resend to individual users.. this leads me on to suggestion #3

    3) Ability to specify/apply a pre-defined email template for the "Mass Email" tab. This would satisfy #2 above. Currently, when using the mass emailer you're forced…

    23 votes
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  18. Allow Javascript Files from the CMSSiteManager -> Development -> Javascript Files to be Content Staged

    Right now there are no staging tasks logged when you edit a Javascript file in CMSSiteManager in Kentico 7. It would sure be nice to content stage these files just like the rest of the objects in CMSSiteManager.

    103 votes
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  19. Email Templates header and footer.

    Have the ability to have global headers and footers in email templates. It is a boring job to theme EVERY email on a social site ;-)

    133 votes
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  20. Select which culture of a document to sync

    On multi-cultural sites, almost all of the time you only want to stage / sync one culture version of a document to the live site.

    Currently this is not possible, and all culture versions of the document are staged across.

    I would like to see either:

    a) each culture change shown as a separate staging item in the queue
    b) ability to define which cultures to stage when performing a sync
    c) or both?

    Open to suggestions on implementation.

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

    Hello!

    We are currently exploring this idea and we would like to hear your comments on the following technical proposal:

    When a staging task for a page is logged, culture code of the culture version will be loggged as a separate database field. This information will be used to filter the staging tasks for a specific culture version. There will be a dropdown list filter availbale in the Staging application on Pages tab as well as a column in the listing to identify the culture.

    This way administrator can synchronize only pages in selected culture. Please note that dependencies such as missing parent node for a selected culture version will be handled the very same way as any other dependencies – system ends with an error complaining about missing dependency. You need to make sure that all dependent objects are synchronized in correct order.

    Thanks for your comments!

    David Komarek…

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