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  1. Add support for HTML5 input types

    Please add support for html5 input types such as:

    type=datetime, email, number, tel, url, etc

    Currently, the kentico textboxes only support single-line, multi-line and password. Trying to create form controls that utilize any of the other textmode types (such as phone, email, number, datetime, url etc, etc) does not work.

    This will improve UX, particularly when filling out forms on mobile platforms, and is requested more and more often.

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      19 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        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.

        196 votes
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        • Add .svg files to app_themes folder

          Allow upload of .svg file to the app_themes folder. This will be very practical with the push toward mobile and use of .svg icons/images related to the CSS all in one folder.

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            Hello!

            Kentico 10 Beta now lets you upload SVG files to app_themes folder without the need for any customizations – therefore you do not need to worry about hotfixes and upgrades that might override such customization.

            We are also validating if there are other places related to SVGs that need our attention.

            David Komarek
            Product Owner

          • 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…

            168 votes
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            • Data Encryption

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

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                17 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Admin →
              • Enhanced smartsearch filter, with resultcount per filter

                The facetted search should be extended with an option to show the number of results per filter item. (ListControls)

                When one of the filter items is clicked, these numbers should change, and if the number of results would be zero, the listitem (eg. checkbox) should be disabled.

                Items which return no results at all (at !IsPostback), should be removed at all.

                For instance:
                Category
                [ ] Financial (1)
                [ ] Marketing (3)
                [ ] Web (1)

                Document type
                [ ] Download (2)
                [ ] News (3)
                [ ] Product (4)

                When filter changes:

                Category
                [x] Financial (1)
                [ ] Marketing…

                160 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Admin →

                  Hi all, we are currently working on this one. I will keep you updated via this comment feed. The first approach is to integrate with Azure search and leverage its faceted search abilities.

                • 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.

                  157 votes
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                    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…

                    138 votes
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                    • Support for Google Tag Manager

                      Tag Management is important so marketing staff can implement tracking code, and other marketing code, without having to mess with the template on the website.

                      Google Tag Manager (like other tag management software) creates a 'container' for marketing staff to set up necessary tracking code without bothering developers, or messing up the main code.

                      Google Tag Manager (GTM) is free, and incredibly useful for advanced online marketers needing to implement and update tracking codes in an agile environment.

                      GTM FAQ: https://www.google.com/tagmanager/faq.html

                      134 votes
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                        Hi to all Google Tag Manager supporters!

                        In current Beta, we have made sure that there is an additional field directly on each of your Master pages, where you can insert your Google Tag Manager script.

                        Thanks once again for the idea!

                        David Komarek
                        Product Owner

                      • 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.

                        119 votes
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                          13 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Privilege level that will allow access to Global applications based on roles

                          There is a need to allow users access to global applications for editing and maintenance of a sites but allowing them the unrestricted access that the Global Administrator privilege offers is a risk. There is a need to have a privilege level that allowed access to global applications based on roles and permissions. As a custom solution provider we run across this need on every project.

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                            10 comments  ·  Platform  ·  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".

                            112 votes
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                            • Support for Accelerated Mobile Pages (aka amp html)

                              https://www.ampproject.org/

                              Faster web pages means happier users/customers/stakeholders.

                              This relatively new open source project has a lot of industry support, and appears to be a framework for improving performance of web pages (particularly for mobile).

                              Is this something Kentico are looking to support?

                              112 votes
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                              • 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.

                                109 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  E-commerce  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  106 votes
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                                    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 ;-)

                                    104 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Platform  ·  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.

                                      103 votes
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                                      • 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

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                                          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

                                        • 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!

                                          97 votes
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