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  1. HTML editable text input window in the form tab should be resizeable and responsive

    There is not the possibility to make the input field for the HTML editable text resizeable. It looks out-of-date on the new screens with high resolution.

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  2. Add a culture setting for pre-computing week analytics data

    Currently the web analytics of Kentico use the en-US culture to store week analytics data. Which means a week starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday by default.

    If a customer uses a different culture such as nl-NL, the graph period selector uses the international standard of Monday as the start day and Sunday as the last day of the week.

    Selecting this will however result in a period of 2 weeks, since the weeks are rounded, which can be very confusing for the customer.

    Preferably there would be an option to select the culture in which the week analytics…

    34 votes
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  3. Ecommerce - Deduct Stock Quantities Only Upon Successful Sale

    Only deduct stock levels once the sale is actually complete and payment is received; return items to stock if purchase is not completed within a suitable time frame.

    14 votes
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  4. 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.

    32 votes
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  5. .net Core

    Update .net runtime to .net core so we can run on linux.

    6 votes
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  6. Search by Class Name in Module list

    As the title suggests, it would be nice if we could search by Class Name on the Modules page as it is not always obvious which module a class is defined in.

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  7. Vagrant Box

    Are you familiar at all with Vagrant? https://www.vagrantup.com/

    I was wondering if Kentico would consider provisioning a Vagrant Box with the necessary software installed so that Mac users could develop locally.

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  8. Pass Parameters to Stored Procedure from Query Repeater Webpart

    create a dedicated field in the Query Repeater Webpart to pass parameters, including macros, and add something like ##PARAMS## in the queries section, (similar to ##WHERE##) that will pass these params from the webpart into a stored procedure. also, currently, in the queries section i must select SQL Query and enter EXEC Stored_procedure_name if i want to pass params via an awkward patch by passing them in the webpart COLUMNS field. if i select Stored Procedure in the queries section - i can't pass params. this whole piece of kentico is not sorted out and fills patchy. using stored procedures…

    8 votes
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  9. Task groups

    Would be great if you could assign tasks to a task group retrospectively (or change the task group assigned to a particular task if you happened to forget to reset the task group before you started making changes!)...

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    1 comment  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello, Thank you very much for this idea.

    There is a tricky part about Update staging tasks. These tasks may end up in more than one task group. Example: A change made by user A will create a task in group A, but another change by user B over the same object may edit the existing task and assign it to group B. After that, the task is in two groups.

    The question is whether it’s sufficient to set one task group to a task retrospectively. This will allow us to create a balk action where you can assign a task group to multiple tasks. However, in the described rare scenario, a task from two task groups will be re-assigned to only one.

    Thank you

    Kind Regards
    Michal Kadak
    E-commerce and Platform Product Owner

  10. 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

    - Replace the standard WebForms authentication with Identity cookie uthentication: http://brockallen.com/2013/10/24/a-primer-on-owin-cookie-authentication-middleware-for-the-asp-net-developer/
    - Standardised framework.
    - Free wins…

    28 votes
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  11. 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…

    24 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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.

    66 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

  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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.

    117 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

  18. Importing of licence file

    On the client portal we can upgrade and export all our licences to a text file. However, you don't provide a facility to import that text file in CMSSiteManager. Please add a button under Licences to import and replace existing licences with the new ones.

    20 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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.

    170 votes
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