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  1. 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.

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    5 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. A Few SEO Options

    A few seo options that would be nice to have.

    1. When adding a link to an external site, tick box to add the rel="nofollow" tag.

    2. Canonical link element. Build the canonical link element settings into the CMS

    3. Add a tick box option in the document properties - metadata options page to set the following tag: <meta name="robots" content="noindex" />

    4. Add function so you can manage the robots.txt file direct from the CMS. For multiple site installs could some form of rewriter work to allow a separate robots.txt for each site

    77 votes
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  5. Site wide preview function that takes account of the date

    The existing preview function shows a page as it will appear when scheduled content goes live. As such it takes no real account of the system calendar.
    The idea therefore is to allow the user to alter a calendar offset, such that he or she can see the site as it will appear at some future date. The user would be able to role the calendar forwards to view scheduled changes as time elapses over a period in the future.
    The essential difference between this and the preview mode is that it would show the various phases, so for example…

    75 votes
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  6. Rollback option for staging

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

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  7. Add support for Canonical Link Element

    In addition to "Redirect document aliases to main URL," (formerly a web.config appSettings directive), I'd like to see an option for "Use Canonical Link Element."

    With that option, the URL alias would be honored and persist in the address bar, but an indication of the actual URL would be made as a canonical link element in the <head>:

    <link rel="canonical" href=" http://www.example.com/Actual-Url "/>

    More information:
    http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=139394

    72 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello!

    We are currently exploring the possibility to cover this idea. There are few questions related to Canonical links I’d like to ask:

    Do you prefer this feature to automatically cover most used scenarios (such as redirections) or do you prefer manual control of Canonical links?

    Automatically:

    If automatically, what would be the top required scenarios for your projects?

    Is the primary concern the variant of the URL (like http vs https, trailing slash vs non-trailing slash?

    How do you want to specify the format of the canonical link globally?

    Manually:

    If manually, then do you consider the Content editor to specify the canonical link using a selector or URL manually?

    Is the primary concern a page alias created for a page?

    Both:

    Is it ok just to handle links within a single site or there is also a need for links to external sites?

    Is the scenario covered by…

  8. improved rating and support / voting system

    allow rating of items (pictures, video, blogs, text, ...) based on various definable categories (e.g. technical quality, artistic quality, humor, ...). allow support for expressed opinions, much like here.

    71 votes
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  9. Add "reset to default" button to widget properties pop-up

    When setting default values to widget properties that are hidden, there is no way to reset the property value if the widget default values are changed.

    For example, when adding 10 instances of a widget, they will have the hidden field values set as defined in the widget properties.
    If the default values are then changed, all 10 instances of the widget need to be removed and re-added to the pages.

    By introducing a "reset to default" button, the hidden field values (or all field values) could be "refreshed", without the need to re-add the widget.

    69 votes
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  10. HTML Minified

    Now only CSS and JavaScript files can control to minified.

    Kentico Should add one more feature so that the hrml also can be minified.

    Thanks.

    67 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Allow recurring payment option for payment using existing gateway

    The payment gateway options available in Kentico do not have the capability to make a particular transaction as recurring.
    We have membership as a product, and want to give option to user to auto-renew it on completion. At the moment, we have an alert mail that can be sent X number of days prior to completion of membership, and ask user to make another payment.
    Authorize.Net have this option.
    Authorize.Net is available as a payment option with Kentico. It would be nice if one order can have the option to make the payment recurring.

    63 votes
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    19 comments  ·  E-commerce  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello

    How do you currently implement recurring donations or membership renewal?

    Is there a common scenario for the membership renewal? e.g. Purchaser will buy a membership/donate, and after a year an email will be sent to this Purchaser with new billing info and payment link or confirmation that a recurring payment was made?

    Kind Regards
    Michal Kadak
    E-commerce and Platform Product Owner

  13. 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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  14. Add additional "DataItemLevelIndex" and "DataItemLevelCount" attributes to Hierarchical Viewers/Transformations

    When using Hierarchical Transformations we need to know how many items are in the current level being transformed as well as the current items index on that level. We can this already in repeater transformations with the DataItemIndex and DataItemCount attributes, but these don't help when you are using a hierarchical transformation because they just tell you how many items are being transformed in the whole dataset, not in relation to the current level.

    This blog post gives an example of the problem and a workaround:
    http://www.refactoredinteractive.com/blog/february-2016/extending-the-hierarchical-viewer

    59 votes
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  15. Payment fee

    I can set up fee for delivery method. But sometimes I need set up fee for payment method (for example: additional fee for paying by credit card).

    57 votes
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  16. Marketplace improvement

    I think, that a lot of partners would appreciate some marketpalece improvements.

    1. Marketplace looks very old and has poor promotion from your side.
    2. Full text search missing. I alway have problem to find particular thing.
    3. Filtering by vendor would be nice.
    4. Kentico version like 4.0 are obsolete. No one would be loking for it.

    Thanks

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  17. 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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  18. Have a setting to require content editors to enter alternate text for all images.

    All images on a site should have their alternate text property set for accessibility reasons. There should be a setting that requires editors to set the alternate text property for all images.

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  19. Integrate Newsletter subscription with Biz Forms

    It would be great if we could integrate into a Biz Form a check box that a user checks to indicate that they want to receive the site newsletter.

    This means a user filling in a for can subscribe in the one place instead of then having to go and subscribe to the Newsletter separately.

    Thanks
    James

    55 votes
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    2 comments  ·  On-line Marketing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello!

    In order to inspect this suggestion further, could you share few comments?

    What is the most common scenario? A simple check box with a predefined specific newsletter?

    Should the subscription be avilable only after the complete form is filled and sent?

    What do you think of the currently available solution – creating a Marketing Automation process, which is triggered by a form submission, can check if a specific checkbox is checked and based on this subscribes the contact to a newsletter?
    (https://docs.kentico.com/display/K10/Handling+marketing+automation+triggers)

    Thanks!

    David Komarek
    Product Owner

  20. 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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