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  1. 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.

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  2. 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 Storedprocedurename 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…

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  3. 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.

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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

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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

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  11. 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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    5 comments  ·  Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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

  12. 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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  13. 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 UTC is…

    80 votes
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  14. Exporting a part of the tree

    It would be great to export a sub set of the tree.
    As an example export the documents from "~/e-commerce/shoppingcartsteps/%"

    This way you can easily create an export containing the shoppingcart templates and the documents, so you don't have to create those documents by hand.

    Would make releases easier in my opinion.

    Best regards!

    118 votes
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  15. HTML Minified

    Now only CSS and JavaScript files can control to minified.

    Kentico Should add one more feature so that the hrml also can be minified.

    Thanks.

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  16. Allow recurring payment option for payment using existing gateway

    The payment gateway options available in Kentico do not have the capability to make a particular transaction as recurring.
    We have membership as a product, and want to give option to user to auto-renew it on completion. At the moment, we have an alert mail that can be sent X number of days prior to completion of membership, and ask user to make another payment.
    Authorize.Net have this option.
    Authorize.Net is available as a payment option with Kentico. It would be nice if one order can have the option to make the payment recurring.

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    19 comments  ·  E-commerce  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello

    How do you currently implement recurring donations or membership renewal?

    Is there a common scenario for the membership renewal? e.g. Purchaser will buy a membership/donate, and after a year an email will be sent to this Purchaser with new billing info and payment link or confirmation that a recurring payment was made?

    Kind Regards
    Michal Kadak
    E-commerce and Platform Product Owner

  17. SASS Support for Editor

    The text editor in Kentico 8 supports a lot of different languages and markup, but it'd be nice if it supported SASS.

    Everything I've read points to SASS being more prominent than LESS, and with the ability to create a CSS Preprocesser the most limiting part is that the editor makes a mess of the colors when trying to use SASS syntax.

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  18. Get files url with native extensions (image.jpg and not image.aspx)

    We need to be able to get the files url with native extensions example ****/image.jpg and not .aspx.
    we need this to be used with third party sites, for example we are not able to share an image using Facebook as it sees it as a webpage and not an image, so it doesn't generate preview for it.
    In the other hand we are facing the same issue with a 3rd party pdf viewer that we are using.

    So allowing the developer to access the url with the native extension will be a great help.

    thank you

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  19. Infinite scrolling

    Instead of a ordinary pager, provide an option to asynchronously load more items when a user scrolls to the bottom of the page - aka. infitine scrolling. I would also like an option to limit how many times it should load the data(make it finite). It would be also helpful If the URL address changes during the async load(HTML5 History API), so a I can send the address to somebody and he/she views the same content as I.

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  20. Tax calculations per ZIP code

    In some situations the only way to charge the correct tax on a sale is to look at the purchasers ZIP code. Taxes can vary per state, city and ZIP. It would be great to have the option to control it at that level.

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    8 comments  ·  E-commerce  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    We are currently in the middle of implementing several customization points. One of those is a “Tax Service” which should be used as a bridge between tax calculation in Kentico and external system or custom logic.

    This Tax service is a single point of customization, so it should be easy to extend with a custom logic like taxing per ZIP.

    It’s a code block with an input and output where the input is:
    - SKU
    - Quantity
    - Price
    - Customer
    - Currency
    - Date
    - Shipping address
    - Billing address
    and output:
    - calculated tax

    With this new Tax Service should be easy to implement this functionality as customization as the ZIP is available in the address object.

    What do you think about it? I’m sorry if it’s too technical, old habits.

    thank you

    Kind Regards
    Michal Kadak
    E-commerce and Platform Product Owner

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