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  1. .net Core

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

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  2. 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…

    13 votes
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  3. Make Marketing Automation multi-tenancy friendly

    I understand not many EMS instances will be multi-tenancy but Kentico touts to have a multi-tenancy platform but none of the marketing automation workflows support multi-tenancy. For instance if I have the Dancing Goat site and the Corporate Site running on the same instance, I can see all the marketing automation workflows in both instances. This should not be the case. You can leave the workflow as a global workflow but create a linking table or scope with that site's ID in it for workflows of type "automation".

    6 votes
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  4. 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.

    18 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Bulk upload of files into content tree

    We had a client who wanted to assign per-file and per-folder permissions in their site. Initially we tried to use media galleries, but permissions on those can only be assigned at the gallery (root folder) level.

    As a work-around, we looked at using the content tree, but the inability to upload files in bulk was a deal breaker there. We ended up solving the problem by using multiple media libraries and just organizing the documents in a way where we could assign permissions by library.

    It would be great if you guys could allow files to be bulk-uploaded to the…

    9 votes
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  7. 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.

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  8. Multi-lingual sites - dont change current site language if default culture page is loaded.

    If we have a multi-lingual site, and set the Combine with default culture Setting option, if a page is not available or translated, then it loads the page in the default culture. However, it also then changes the selected language for the site to the default culture.
    This is confusing for the site visitor, since not only is the page in a different language, but also the header, footer, menus and all surrounding content.
    It would be preferable if the default culture page was loaded inside the existing language, without changing the site language.

    5 votes
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  9. 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…

    11 votes
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  10. Create versioning in Staging Task Groups

    As much as the task group lists are useful. We feel that if they could be further developed so that it includes versioning of pages/templates for non-technical website editors.

    This would mean that website editors could work on the same template and stage only their changes rather than all of the changes that have been made on that page/template.

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

    Hello,

    I think you’re trying to achieve a cooperation process. However, staging of version history is not a good solution for that.

    Let’s say the staging will support version history changes, but after a successful staging, the new version history will overwrite the old versions as there’s no merge.

    We are solving this with our CI functionality. Which may be difficult for non-technical users, however, there are User-Friendly merge/repository tools that may be useful in this case.

    Please let me know what you think about this.

    Kind Regards
    Michal Kadak
    E-commerce and Platform Product Owner

  11. 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…

    31 votes
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  12. 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.

    29 votes
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  13. 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

  14. Passing accents in email addresses

    As gmail (among others) are now emails with accents in them, it would probably be preferable to allow these types of address to be accepted in Kentico (especially given that lot's of companies are moving their emails to gmail).

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  15. Allow "content only" pages to be converted to standard pages and vice versa

    During development we made a decision to create certain page types as "Content Only" pages.

    Unfortunately, later in development a decision was made to include a detail pages for these page types and therefore they need to be changed to standard page types.

    Please add the ability to convert between the two types, otherwise the "risk/reward" balance means there is little point in using "content only" page types.

    38 votes
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  16. Remove Tilde from URLs for MVC

    Currently, when you create an HTML field in Kentico and then render it into a view on an MVC site, it appends a tilde (~) to the start of any relative URL path.

    This causes links to break and according to Kentico Support this is the expected behavior.

    It seems like there should be an option to remove the tilde.

    This is in reference to Support Ticket #0094000107.

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  17. 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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  18. 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…

    27 votes
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    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

  19. 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

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  20. 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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