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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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  2. Reoccurring Calendar Events

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

    242 votes
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  3. 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…

    212 votes
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  4. Data Encryption

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

    188 votes
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  5. 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.

    173 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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 ;-)

    134 votes
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  8. 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.

    121 votes
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  9. 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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  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.

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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. 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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  12. 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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  13. Add Properties to MVC Widget Sections

    Kentico 12 introduces MVC Portal, which uses Widget Sections to add structure to your widget placement.

    These structures do not allow for properties to be passed to them to configure the section. This is important because on mobile-responsive sites, you could have a 2 column (50-50) layout that on desktop is 50-50, mobile 75-25, or you could have a 2 column layout that on large is 80-20, medium 50-50, small 100 and 100, etc.

    Along with this many times you want to add a wrapping class to a section to style the elements within it.

    We want the ability to…

    107 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Visibility setting for widget properties and other means to make widget property settings dynamic

    Currently it is not possible to have a visibility condition for widget properties in MVC widgets.

    It is also not possible to dynamically add property-attributes based on code.

    In case where I have a checkbox to have a slightly modified version of the same widget I want to have extra fields appear (similar to how that is possible for the form builder or page fields)

    92 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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