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  1. Migrate documents from one document type to another

    It would be great to be able to migrate documents from one document type to another in CMS Desk (without using the SQL Import tool). This is especially useful when upgrading/overhauling/rearchitecting older Kentico websites.

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      9 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi, this idea is currently being explored an dwe are looking for the best solution.
      I would like to hear your suggestions regarding this functionality to make this as smooth as possible, please add your comments below the idea:

      What is the most common scenario?
      - Store administrator who needs to change page type of a product
      - Site administrator during site redesign
      - something completely different

      Do you see an urgent need for having this integrated directly into UI:
      - for editors – somewhere in Pages
      - for store admins – somewhere in Ecommerce apps
      - just for global administrator, so that he understands all possible issues that may arise related to system setup, workflow, …
      - no ui, just API

      Do you want some kind of auto-mapping of fields or complete control of the mapping?
      - full control, no logic based on same names
      - auto-mapping would do

    • Reoccurring Calendar Events

      Have the ability to set a calendar event as reoccurring. Have an event be weekly, monthly, yearly or span multiple days.

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        Share your thoughts  ·  22 comments  ·  Community & Intranet  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide 'where used' and link checking functionality

        For users it is extremely hard to keep track of links, pages and images.
        Especially when the content tree or medialibrary needs to be restructured.

        I know there is already funtionality which creates aliasses automatically, but in the end that is not a real solution.

        So it would be great if you could see where a specific document or medialibrary-item is used.
        This could be done by analyzing the html which comes from the fckeditor.

        It would also be great if some kind of periodically link checking would be done, so the users get notified if there are any broken…

        208 votes
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          Share your thoughts  ·  2 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Data Encryption

          Allow option to have bizform and custom table data be stored in an encrypted format.

          189 votes
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            18 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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?

            182 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,…

            • 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…

              • Create "pre-configured web parts"

                It would be nice to have an area of the CMSDesk where we could create "pre-configured" web parts. I find that I need to show the same data on multiple pages... and I have to configure the same web part multiple times.

                Page inheritance does not always work. Nor does cloning a web part and setting default values (as suggested in the documentation).

                Let me explain: I have a web part being used in 15 different page templates. I needed to change the OrderBy value and had to do so for all 15 web parts individually.

                It would be nice…

                144 votes
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                  Share your thoughts  ·  15 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Limit Widgets allowed in Widget Zone

                  Very simple, would be great to be allowed to limit what types of widgets are allowed in Widget zones. This way we can place a widget zone and allow specific widgets in there only (like a footer link widget in the footer area, or a header link widget, etc).

                  Would be relatively simple. Add a widget class selector field to a Webpart zone that's set to be a Widget zone, then have the Widget selector filter the available widgets based on that.

                  135 votes
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                    14 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hello,

                    we are exploring the options on how to limit widgets that can be added to various zones that are available to content editors on the whole web.

                    Limiting widgets per zone is one of the most considered options.

                    (Please note that the main focus is on the MVC devleopment model)

                    If you have any suggestions on what possibilities to limit widgets you would appreciate, please leave a comment below!

                    David Komarek
                    Product Owner

                  • 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…

                    • 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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                        5 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

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                          Share your thoughts  ·  7 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Use dependency injection (DI) in the API/code to allow for better testability.

                          It is difficult to test customized code, especially the e-commerce providers, without DI because it requires the testing code to be running the entire site with full database state. It is only possible to test in isolation by creating lots of mocks and stubs which reverse engineering the necessary calls based on what is being tested.

                          122 votes
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                            13 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Save & Publish button

                            When editing content in CMSdesk there is a Save button and a Publish button. It would be useful to add a button that combines both of these, e.g. "Save & Publish".

                            118 votes
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                              Share your thoughts  ·  4 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                                Share your thoughts  ·  5 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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

                                • 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

                                  113 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

                                  • 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.

                                    105 votes
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                                      8 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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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                                      • 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.

                                        95 votes
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                                          11 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide better tag managment

                                          Given how tags are an important part of content strategy these days, Kentico CMS needs a better way to centrally manage tags so they can be easily updated, deleted, and added to documents, images, and files. The system does list all the tags and provides a way to see all the documents with a given tag, but there is no edit capability.

                                          The API does provide a way to manage the tags, but a nice UI is needed for administrators.

                                          86 votes
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