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  1. Searching/filtering variants of products

    After hotfix 9.0.30 Kentico remove the seach functionality for variants throught the Product app due to "Filtering products and searching for them in the Products application caused a database query timeout on sites containing thousands of products." and by this time clients can' search for them in the ADMIN UI. It only concerns the biggest ecommerces.

    There should be a new setting key for this:
    Search through variants in Products Tab - Boolean

    Which will be available on ecommerce settings tab. It will turn on/off special where condition for searching/filtering for the variants throught Products app

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      2 comments  ·  E-commerce  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Remove Default Bootstrap Classes

      When using many of Kentico's default controls (CMSButton, CMSTextBox etc), standard CSS classes are being added by default (btn, form-control etc).

      What I'd like to see is some way of overriding this because the front end we make for our websites is created before the Kentico site is made. Therefore we often have to override the CSS styles that have been set when the bootstrap classes outputted by Kentico conflict with the styles we have front ended. For example, a page might not have been front ended with a "btn" class on a button, but when Kentico adds it, it…

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        0 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show name of the sender instead of email address when sending email via API

        It would be great if there would be a possibility to show name of the sender in the FromEmail field when sending emails via API.

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        • Smart search not to index content deleted or not visible webparts

          The content of deleted editable text webpart is still remain in content in CMS_Document table and is indexed by smart search index (if set index type = page and set content field = DocumentContent)

          Would like smart search not to index deleted or not visible content in the first place

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Need faster way of choosing which fields are visible when creating widgets

            I'm working on a site that has some complicated web parts that are being converted to widgets. t is a very time consuming process to go through and select all the fields to be visible on the widget. It would be nice if you could select a bunch of fields to show as visible or not, or event just a make hide show all fields button.

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              0 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Validation CodeName

              Validation code name for all objects internaly with rewrite engine like in the URL event handler "OnBeforeGetSafeUrlPart" to allows rewrite for example national letter to equivalent in acsii.

              Rewrite letter "ł" to "l" before saving new object.

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                Share your thoughts  ·  1 comment  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • media library search deeper

                We need the ability to search the entire media library and its sub-folder. For example i want to search an image by filename or title, and i have a sub-folders the query should penetrate inside that sub-folders.

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                  1 comment  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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

                  • View webpart properties without checking out the template

                    When using versioning and checkout/checkin for templates I have to checkout a template not only yo modify webparts on the template but also to view the properties of a webpart.
                    I often need to just view the properties of webparts and this is not possible if another developer has the template checkedout.

                    I'd like to be able to open the properties window of a webpart in read-only mode when the template is not checkedout by me.

                    3 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a "User must change password on next login" checkbox to the User module

                      Seems pretty straightforward. The part that might not be straightforward is that we have a group of users we manage externally and we need to have that group of users change password but the password isn't stored in Kentico but I can manage that part as long as there's a flag to check that I can reset. Yes, I could add it myself but this is a standard feature in any system that manages users.

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                      • Improve predictive smart search performance

                        Improve predictive smart search webpart to use a webservice http GET call instead of POST, the latter also returns viewstate on the response header which is a waste of resources. Make keypress time delay configurable too. we have to go inside the predictive js to decrease the response time which by default set to 500ms.

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                          1 comment  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Sender name to be specified in the Email templates application

                          Please allow us to specify a "Sender name" in the Email templates application...

                          14 votes
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                          • Update integrated Captcha(s) to be state-of-the-art

                            The built-in Captchas are very simple and for years now easily broken by the bots.

                            In V8 there was added the "old" recaptcha - but it has a bad usability, often even human users are not able to give the correct answer.

                            The only solution is to use a newer captcha from the Kentico marketplace.

                            But it is usable only on forms.
                            To use it as a "core captcha", you have to modify the core-code of MessageBoard Webparts, Blog Post Comment-Webpart and so on.
                            This is not that easy and breaks any way the possibility to install updates/bug fixes...

                            So,…

                            27 votes
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                              Share your thoughts  ·  1 comment  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable Kentico Admins to preview without publishing page

                              It would be really useful if there could be a 'preview to draft' mode so that admins can preview their changes before publishing to live. The existing preview mode shows you how the page will look on the front end, but the content is published at this stage. This often confuses users.

                              I understand we can do this with workflow but this would be great as a basic function.

                              Thanks!

                              Kelly

                              8 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Emails in queue with time to send them

                                Emails in queue could have a time to be sent. It should work similar way as scheduled tasks do. Without time provided they would be sent ASAP.

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                                  0 comments  ·  On-line Marketing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Adding unique key constraints in custom tables

                                  I don't believe there's a way to specify that a certain column in a custom table should be unique, beyond writing a custom insert event that tries to detect other items with the same field.
                                  This would ideally be implemented using the SQL unique key constraint properties, and in the custom table Fields UI it could simply show as another "Validation Rule" dropdown option, or as a checkbox similar to "Required".

                                  9 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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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                                      1 comment  ·  Content Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Azure retry logic

                                      It would be great if Kentico implemented a retry logic for queries and calls. This would be especially beneficial when running on Azure because transient errors occur quite often in this kind of environment and it is strongly recommended that you should never rely on a successful finish of any operation and rather implement a retry logic instead.

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                                      • show date of user subscription to newsletter

                                        Please display the date user subscribes in the newsletter subscribers list.

                                        9 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  On-line Marketing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hello Sasha,

                                          thank you for your suggestion. We’re evaluating this for v11 together with other email marketing improvements.

                                          Kind regards,

                                          Martin Michalik
                                          Online Marketing Product Owner

                                        • body class

                                          Need way to add custom class names to body tag.

                                          Customizing via CMSContext.CurrentBodyClass isn't sufficient -- it's clumsy and subject to deprecation.

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