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  1. transformations and SQL Queries Apps

    the way transformations and SQL Queries are tied to a page type is inconvenient.

    1. you can't just search for a transformation and SQL Query in CMS, unless you remember to which page type you tied them.

    2. when you move a page type to production via staging, all recently modified/new transformations and SQL Queries will be moved, but it's not necessarily required, especially when working on multiple projects and not everything should go to prod at the same time.

    3. sometimes i would delete a page type, but then i lose the tied transformations and SQL Queries, which is…

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  2. pre-moderate chat messages

    add a setting to chat module "pre moderate", when selected, users' chat messages are hidden to other users, and visible to admin only. admin can then approve or reject.

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  3. ability to post an HTTP webhook for a Bizform form submission

    I would like to propose a new Bizform feature: the ability to configure an HTTP URL with each Bizform. Once configured, any form submission to this form, would trigger an HTTP Webhook POST to the specified URL. The payload of the HTTP POST would be – ideally in JSON – the form submission data.

    One of the best Wordpress form plugins – GravityForms – does this already. See https://gravityflow.io/gravity-forms-webhooks/. The UI screenshot in the article is helpful in understanding what configuration options there might be. Ideally the implementation would use a queue, much like the mail queue, to allow…

    12 votes
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  4. Add a gender neutral avatar to the standard Kentico build as the default

    Currently in a standard build the default avatar for all users is a male. This will be incorrect for 50% of the users and obviously doesn't make sense.

    It should be a gender neutral avatar and would be a really quick change to implement.

    7 votes
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  5. Page stylesheet url to include cache breaking string

    Stylesheets are usually cached in browsers, so users either need to clear the cache or wait till the cache expires for any change in css to be reflected. Ideal way to approach this would be to have a cache breaking querystring (like last modified date or latest version number) to stylesheet link that kentico adds to the header, so whenever we update the stylesheet it reflects immediately for a user.

    15 votes
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  6. Lock icon on pages with security

    Similar to the published/archived/etc status icon and the redirect icon, an additional lock icon for pages with security on.

    5 votes
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  7. Provide analytics on form autoresponder emails

    When someone fills out a form and an autoresponder is sent, we have no visibility into open rates, click rates, unsubscribes, etc. In a recent campaign, we were unable to provide relevant stats to our client. Email autoresponders consistently show the highest engagement rates of any email campaigns. Tracking the results of these autoresponders is a must-have! Thanks - Eric

    34 votes
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  8. Media gallery list view option (rather than folder tree)

    Right now, the only way to navigate through folders in a Media Gallery web part is to show the folder tree and have users navigate with the tree.

    It would be nice to have an alternate "list view" option where folders and files are listed like they are in Windows Explorer, SharePoint, and other file management tools. In other words, folders and files all appear in a single list, and users can simply click the folder name to navigate down a level.

    6 votes
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  9. The Kentico installer should do server environmental tests for compatabilty

    The Kentico installer should do basic OS, .NET, SQL Server, and IIS version testing and refuse (or at the very least, sternly warn) to complete an install of Kentico CMS.

    Recently, were were bitten by "dbo" and "db_owner" default owner differences between different versions of MS-SQL Server, which caused Kentico to fail in the most horrible ways over custom tables created by new Page Types. Much head scratching could have been avoided with a SQL Server test at install time.

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  10. Dynamic Score in Scoring Engine

    It would be awesome to have variable scoring in the Scoring engine. It's flexible on when you can determine a score should be applied, but the amount is fixed.

    For example, say a person is filling out a retirement form, i want to award more points the older they are (maybe Contact.Age/10), so someone who is 20 gets 2 points, someone who is 80 gets 8 points.

    6 votes
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  11. add a macro rule that allows you create a contact group based on a checkbox in a form. E.g. enter a competeiton and sign up for newsletter

    Currently the macro for contact groups that are conditional on answers on a form is string based.
    However, many forms have "sign up to newsletter/marketing" type checkboxes on them and it would be useful to have a default macro rule allowing a contact group based on this checkbox

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  12. Responsive Images Attachment GUID Selector

    In K10 we started with responsive images. Kentico uses Attachment Variants to get this working.

    I would like to have a media selector, which returns the attachment GUID. Currently only the attachment URL is selected.
    But I need the GUID for almost every attachment helper method in the CMS code.

    It would be very cool to have an attachment selector, where the user could upload a new file as cms.file (content) or as document attachment (attachment) but not to the media library.
    The selector stores the GUID, so we could get all attachments (with variants) to create our responsive images…

    3 votes
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  13. Wrap checkbox/radio input and label inside HTML element to control line-break issues

    Creating a Kentico form with a checkbox/radio button list with the "Repeat direction:" set to horizontal renders a series of checkbox/radio form controls and labels with no <br> tags. However, because there is no HTMl element that groups each control/label pair, the label will drop to a new line while the checkbox stays.

    By wrapping control/label pair inside an HTML element, such as span (even with no CSS class applied), gives us the ability to control this line-break issue with CSS.

    Current output example (stripping all id, values and for attributes):

    <span iclass="radio radio-list-horizontal">
    <input type="radio" value="Phone"><label>Phone</label>
    <input type="radio" value="Email"><label>Email</label> …

    13 votes
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  14. Use the Service model for SKUAvailableItems

    I would like to see the SKUAvailableItems implemented using the Service model similar to the way Pricing and Calculations have been implemented in Kentico 11.

    Ideally the service would have the SKUID, ShippingAddress and UserID. This will allow lookups to get the SKUAvailableItems based on the users location or the shipping address and hence we would be able to check the quantity in the nearest Warehouse / Distribution point.

    1 vote
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  15. Add tracking field in transformation list

    Please add field Created by, modified by, Created When, Modified When field in Transformation listing.

    3 votes
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  16. Better page selection when using translation functionality

    The current single path selector in the translation app leaves much to be desired. You have to create two exports to do a section of the site (one for the parent page, and then one for its children).

    Adding the ability to select a node and its children, or specify multiple paths, or even choose multiple ad-hoc pages would make it less cumbersome.

    6 votes
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  17. Multi-site media libraries with CDN

    Allow Kentico media libraries to be used cross-site with a CDN. If all sites on an installation use the same CDN it would be great to be able to use assets from other sites without having the domain prepended to the URL.

    5 votes
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  18. A method to get the URL of media file thumbnails in given sizes

    On the MediaFileInfoProvider or MediaFileHelper there should be a method to get the URL for a resized thumbnail of a given media file.

    This method should take the normal maxSideSize, width and height parameters and return a URL to the relevant thumbnail (ensuring it is created if it doesn't exist) on whatever storage system the site is using.

    If the site is using a CDN then the URL returned should be on that CDN's endpoint.

    13 votes
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  19. Make the Authorize.net payment gateway SAQ-A PCI Compliant

    The current Authorze.Net payment gateway imposes a substantial PCI compliance burden on organizations as customers must input credit card information on a Kentico page. Authorize.Net's new Accept Hosted payment method, where customers enter credit card data on an Authorize.Net page, enables developers to process credit card payments while maintaining SAQ-A level compliance, the simplest, least expense compliance method.
    http://developer.authorize.net/api/reference/features/accept_hosted.html

    6 votes
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  20. Bring page navigation properties back to MVC

    Sorely missing properties like:

    - Document Menu Caption
    - Show/Hide In Navigation
    - Redirection Url
    - really all of them

    Please bring them back!

    17 votes
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