Allow using Kentico 12 in a mixed MVC and Portal Engine site
Kentico is now moving forward in technology with the new MVC model which is highly appreciated. They also encourage everyone to migrate to the new model announcing an end of support for Portal engine with 2022.
What is stopping us and many customer projects at the moment is:
1.) You cannot create a mixed MVC AND Portal Engine site currently. You also cannot migrate an existing Portal Engine site of a customer to MVC or mixed.
2.) A lot of features which are widely used are not yet available for MVC sites (Existing webparts, widgets, many/all of the social features like Forums etc.).
3.) So there now is a gap: Customers/Software developers want to move forward but many features are not available yet in MVC.
Why not support a mixed site? It would be more of a Portal engine site, where the Page tab for Content-only Page types with a configured Url pattern renders the correct MVC Site Url / View. Should be not that difficult if you remember, that using the "old" MVC style pages in Portal engine was already possible in the past.