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  1. Add time zone support to all EMS modules, forms, reports and tables

    Online marketing is performed by different users in different time zones. Each of these needs to be sure what date/time they are scheduling emails for or reviewing activities from. The Online Marketing modules must translate server times into their chosen time zones, and into the site time zone by default.

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      Hello all,

      could you please elaborate further in what modules this missing functionality bothers you the most? Covering it in the whole product might not be an easy task, but we can try to focus on the crucial areas.

      Thank you.

      Kind regards,

      Martin Michalik
      Online Marketing Product Owner

    • Stop creating the 'Andy' user in new kentico installs.

      The Andy user serves no purpose other than adding another site setup/launch checklist item to delete the user. Having a default user created with editor pivledges and no password in every kenticO is a huge issue.

      I say remove security vulnerability andy!

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        3 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Admin →

        Hello,

        Andy user is not on a clean install without sample sites. However, even a blank site will import this user and some other sample data.

        That being said I suppose the Andy user is not an issue if you’re not using sample site as a template. Or maybe there’s another reason why you need to import sample site on your production Kentico installation.

        Therefore the root cause maybe something else. Perhaps a boiler plate package without sample data or something else that you will get with the sample site.

        Please leave me a comment.

        Kind Regards
        Michal Kadak
        E-commerce and Platform Product Owner

      • 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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          11 comments  ·  Platform  ·  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.

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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…

          • 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

            • 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

              • MVC + Portal Model (Widgets)

                I would have like to start using MVC with Kentico since the company I work for prefers MVC pattern over Web Forms. However after talking to Kentico support we found out you can not use the portal model with MVC.

                Is this functionaility planned for any feature release or part of Kentico 8?

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                  Hello!

                  We are currently trying to come up with the best model for enabling Content editors and Marketers to compose parts of pages using widgets also on MVC websites.

                  What do you think about the following:

                  1. The most important part is to enable business users (Content editors, Marketers) to add and configure components (widgets) in within specific areas (zones) on a page

                  2. MVC developers know how to create layoyuts/templates and can do that on their onw, only need to be able to mark part of the layout as a widget area/zone

                  3. MVC developers know how to implement reusable components. If there is a unified way to register such components with Kentico to be used in widget areas, there is no need to develop hundreds of out-of-the-box widgets.

                  4. The biggest wish for Content editors and Marketersis to be able to influence a section of a specific page,…

                • 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.

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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…

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                      18 comments  ·  E-commerce  ·  Admin →

                      Hello,

                      Our current approach is to cover scenarios:
                      1. Order created (All Order data are available for GA EC tracking)
                      2. Single SKU impression (SKU data from visited product page are available for GA EC tracking)
                      3. check out process journey (cart abandonment in GA)

                      For the first and second scenario, we plan to introduce helper tool which will provide valid JSON with order (items, totals, etc.) data that will be pushed into the data layer.

                      Best practice will be to use Tag Manager to connect GA and Kentico.

                      All three scenarios will be covered in our documentation with step by step tutorial.

                      By nature the Google Analytics E-commerce tracking is not suitable for “single click setting feature” and that’s the reason why
                      we decided to go with this helper solution.

                      Helper will be customizable.

                      What do you think?

                      thank you

                      Kind Regards
                      Michal Kadak
                      E-commerce and Platform Product…

                    • 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

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                        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…

                      • Authorise and Capture Payment

                        For the ecommerce checkout process it would be nice to allow configuration of the store to initially allow an order payment to be authorised, but not captured.

                        A cms admin can then capture the payment once goods are shipped. Most ecommerce shopping carts seem to support this (see www.aspdotnetstorefront.com as an example)

                        Also google checkout integration would be a nice to have.

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                          4 comments  ·  E-commerce  ·  Admin →

                          Hello,

                          We will shortly begin a research which should lead to an upgrade of our payment gateway API/model and eventually new payment gateways with Authorise and Capture capabilities.

                          If you’ve already tried to implement Authorise and Capture with the current model, please sum up the issues/struggles in the comment below or leave a contact if you want to be a part of the research.

                          Kind Regards
                          Michal Kadak
                          E-commerce and Platform Product Owner

                        • 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

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