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  1. HTML editable text input window in the form tab should be resizeable and responsive

    There is not the possibility to make the input field for the HTML editable text resizeable. It looks out-of-date on the new screens with high resolution.

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    • Improve user role permission settings

      I think the current way Kentico is handling the permissions is not the way to go. I am very surprised that a Role is applied to the Kentico tree (pages) even if I don’t add the role in the tree. We have a large site with multiple editors. Some editors are only allowed to work in one part of the Kentico Tree. Now I have to create a lot of ‘denies’ and when there is a user that has more than one role (for example a website part and a intranet part) I need to create a new role for…

      3 votes
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      • Disable selected users all at one time

        Add the ability to disable multiple users at once in the Users app. Currently when you select multiple users you can 'Delete' selected items. I'm looking to just disable them.
        The use case is where you want your editors disabled in your production environment but they become re-enabled through the staging of objects and data from stage environment to production environment.

        6 votes
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        • Allow import/export of XLIFF translation files for custom resource strings in the Localization app

          Kentico allows you to define custom, translatable resource strings via the Localization application, under the Resource strings tab.

          However, it doesn't look like there's a built-in method to export those resource strings to XLIFF file(s) for translation to other cultures.

          It would be beneficial to have the ability to send XLIFF files to a translation company to translate into a new culture, and import the updated XLIFF files directly into the site, as we can currently do with pages.

          9 votes
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          • "Save and Add Another" button in Modules

            It would be great if we could add a button for "Save and Add Another" to screens built in in the Module section, just like you can for Custom Tables. Without that button it is a clumsy process to save, then go back a screen to click the button to add new.

            16 votes
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            • Kentico MVC - More control over URL Pattern for Content Only Page Types

              Currently, Content Only Page Types have a single URL Pattern field that is intended to somewhat connect the URL route of a page to the content tree. However, it seems to be limited to just a few simple macros like NodeAliasPath and DocumentCulture for simple URL paths this works. However for advanced URLs it does not cut it.

              I would love it if, at the very least, we could execute custom Macros in this property to craft more complex URLs (they currently don't work here based on my testing K10). Or maybe there needs to be some other mechanism to…

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              • Automatically generate scheduled tasks for web farms

                When you are using web farms, a few scheduled tasks need to be configured to execute on every server. When new servers are created by a rolling update or during auto-scaling, these tasks need to be created manually, or by writing a custom handler to generate them. It would be great if they could be flagged for automatic creation.

                The custom handler solution is described here:
                http://blogs.jeroenfurst.nl/blog/august-2015/automatically-generate-scheduled-tasks-for-web-far

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                • Ability to insert webparts/widgets in between other webparts/widgets (Not only on the bottom)

                  Hello, I'd love to see a way to add a widget above/below an already existing widget when in a widget zone on the Page tab or add a webpart above/below an already existing webpart in the Design tab. Currently, when adding a new widget or webpart to their respective zones, it is automatically placed at the end of the list. This is a hassle when a page is created with many widgets/webparts and then a click and drag is needed to place the item where it needs to go.

                  Thank you,

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                  • Provide "proxy mode" option for Banned IPs

                    When Kentico runs behind a load balancer, the Banned IP application is unable to react to the visitor's IP because the requests carry the IP of the load balancer. Microsoft provides a proxy mode in IIS to address this problem. A similar solution in Kentico would be helpful.

                    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/iis/get-started/whats-new-in-iis-8/iis-80-dynamic-ip-address-restrictions#configuring-iis-for-proxy-mode

                    3 votes
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                    • Custom table description

                      It would be nice if you there could be a text description for a custom table. This could be displayed at the top of the table data list to describe the purpose of the table, or to give instructions for data entry.

                      I'm thinking this could be either an additional field under a custom table's "General" settings, or an alternative form (with a custom layout containing only text) using a reserved keyword (like 'filter','insert','update' or 'newculture')

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                      • Support for OpenID Connect

                        Support for OpenID Connect.
                        Although OpenID 2.0 is supported on Kentico, it seems that the newer OpenId Connect is not supported yet. I am sure that in future there will be more clients wanting to implement Connect instead so it would be great if they benefit a native support instead of handling custom external authentications.

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                        • The ability to see what webparts are using particular transformations

                          It would be a welcome addition to the kentico interface to be able to see where a certain transformation is being used. This could be implemented the same way as in pages were you can see what documents are using a particular page type. This would aid in the changing of transformations so we can track of what those changes might be affecting.

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                          • CSS List Menu - Additional Class Property for <ul>

                            As you know, you can add css selectors to first, last, hover, mouseout, mouseover, and even add an id to the <ul>, within the web part properties.

                            But why do you not allow css selectors to be added to the <ul>? jQuery is the only option to add classes to the <ul>.

                            Just a suggestion, since you already have so many places to add css classes. Why not on the <ul> too? Also, because of better css techniques, you don’t really need many of the other options for adding css classes, if you have a class at the top level…

                            2 votes
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                            • Allow Editor Stylesheet to link to an external file

                              The Css editor for stylesheets is very limited as an editor. As a result, we keep our editor-styles.less with our other .less files and compile it ourselves.

                              Then, I need to open the Kentico CMS and copy the contents of editor-styles.css into the Kentico Editor and save there. Then go back and check the changes.

                              It would be great if we could link to an existing file like we can for webpart files for example.

                              14 votes
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                              • Add a field within the Form tab for a 'Review Date' and extend Outdated Pages app

                                Within regulated markets our clients are requesting the ability to trigger notifications / workflows for content which needs to be reviewed rather than unpublish. Currently the only way to achieve this is to use the Outdated Pages app or develop a custom scheduled task. This could be extended with content for review and also trigger a notification email. This would be great to build into the core of the project given the enterprise reach of the product now.

                                9 votes
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                                • Allow multiple category selection in listing and datasource webparts

                                  When using a repeater webpart for instance you can only select 1 category. Same is true if you use a documents datasource or a hierarchical viewer webpart. The API allows you to pass in multiple categories when doing a document or object query but we do not have this same ability to do so with any of the out of the box controls.

                                  I come across this use case in roughly every other site build. Unfortunately, it isn't available so we end up performing a no-so-fantastic work around by using the API to get what is needed vs. using OOTB…

                                  33 votes
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                                  • Add a culture setting for pre-computing week analytics data

                                    Currently the web analytics of Kentico use the en-US culture to store week analytics data. Which means a week starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday by default.

                                    If a customer uses a different culture such as nl-NL, the graph period selector uses the international standard of Monday as the start day and Sunday as the last day of the week.

                                    Selecting this will however result in a period of 2 weeks, since the weeks are rounded, which can be very confusing for the customer.

                                    Preferably there would be an option to select the culture in which the week analytics…

                                    34 votes
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                                    • Ability to customize facebook og and twitter card metadata within the existing Metadata section of the Properties tab

                                      There is already a functioning area to hold and edit metadata information with good inheritance rules. Can the functionality be expanded to include metadata for common social networks such as facebook and twitter? This is a widely requested feature by clients and the Metadata section in the Properties tab seems like a natural fit.

                                      28 votes
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                                      • Add "reset to default" button to widget properties pop-up

                                        When setting default values to widget properties that are hidden, there is no way to reset the property value if the widget default values are changed.

                                        For example, when adding 10 instances of a widget, they will have the hidden field values set as defined in the widget properties.
                                        If the default values are then changed, all 10 instances of the widget need to be removed and re-added to the pages.

                                        By introducing a "reset to default" button, the hidden field values (or all field values) could be "refreshed", without the need to re-add the widget.

                                        69 votes
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                                        • The Ability Schedule Webpage Updates

                                          Replace the "Save" button with two buttons: one that says "Publish now" and one that says "Publish later" with the ability to select a date and time for the page to publish the updates.

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