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  1. Data Encryption

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

    188 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

    103 votes
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  7. 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 UTC is…

    80 votes
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  8. Official support for "Feature Folders" pattern in Kentico 12 Mvc

    When ASP.NET Mvc was first launched it was a significant change in project and framework design compared to Web Forms. Microsoft needed to place the Framework changes front and center for help developers understand the new pattern.

    Now Mvc has been around for 10 years in the ASP.NET world and other patterns, especially in front-end javascript developemt but also in ASP.NET Core, have shown to be more scalable and maintainable.

    Feature Folders is a pattern that supports focusing on business feature requirements in naming and file path conventions.

    Developers rarely work on "Models" or "Controllers" or "Views". Instead they are…

    76 votes
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  9. Rollback option for staging

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

    74 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Truly clean minimum install

    It would be awesome to have the ability to install a minimum install WITHOUT the media libraries, templates, page types, etc. that are in the installer for the starter sites. These files, etc. should only be included if you select the starter site that needs them.

    56 votes
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  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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  13. OpenID Connect Support

    While Kentico does support OpenID, "OpenID Connect" performs many of the same tasks but does so in a way that is standardized and API-friendly.

    We have centralized authentication across numerous sites (both internal and external) using OpenID Connect and our Kentico site is the one lone holdout due to lack of support.

    35 votes
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  14. Show name of the sender instead of email address when sending email via API

    It would be great if there would be a possibility to show name of the sender in the FromEmail field when sending emails via API.

    29 votes
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  15. Implement staging for classes in custom modules

    Currently only data synchronization for custom module classes are supported. Changes in class definition aren't logged as staging tasks, so import/export of all module is needed for deployment.

    Enable staging for custom module classes same way as for page types or custom tables.

    Need for import/export in combination with staging is not convenient user experience.

    28 votes
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  16. Replace outdated authentication approach with OWIN & Asp.Net Identity

    Leverage ASP.Net identity and OWIN to futureproof Kentico for .Net 5. Approach / Benefits:

    OWIN


    • Replace the Kentico bootstrapping process with an OWIN pipeline.

    • Register Kentico modules via OWIN pipeline, for example the URL Rewriting engine and Kentico’s own Web API implementation.

    • Follows “API-first” ideology.

    • Provides developers with a great deal of control over the pipeline and intercepting requests via custom middleware.

    • Can support backwards compatibility via custom middleware to keep existing features available (like RequestEvents).

    ASP.Net Identity

    28 votes
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  17. Official support for Attribute Routing in Kentico 12 Mvc projects

    Attribute Routing for Mvc has been official supported by Microsoft since October 2013.

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/webdev/2013/10/17/attribute-routing-in-asp-net-mvc-5/

    Some developers in the .NET web community recognize it as a superior routing solution to Convention Routing, which is what Kentico 12 Mvc currently uses.

    It can be shown that Attribute Routing scales much better in terms of maintenance and flexibility with large projects compared to Convention Routing. These large projects are exactly the type that benefit from using Mvc instead of Web Forms.

    Sometimes a combination of Convention and Attribute Routing can lead to the best results for a site.

    If Kentico wants to empower…

    27 votes
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  18. Update integrated Captcha(s) to be state-of-the-art

    The built-in Captchas are very simple and for years now easily broken by the bots.

    In V8 there was added the "old" recaptcha - but it has a bad usability, often even human users are not able to give the correct answer.

    The only solution is to use a newer captcha from the Kentico marketplace.

    But it is usable only on forms.
    To use it as a "core captcha", you have to modify the core-code of MessageBoard Webparts, Blog Post Comment-Webpart and so on.
    This is not that easy and breaks any way the possibility to install updates/bug fixes...

    So,…

    27 votes
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  19. 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…

    27 votes
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    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

  20. timezone display on admin site

    Administration site does not display correct time (as set in timezone settings) except few places like Pages and Reports.

    This must work across the board.
    For example EventLog and Users last login timestamps are useless without being converted to site's timezone.

    24 votes
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