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10 things in KenticoCMS 5.0 that make life so much easier

KenticoCMS version 5.0 has been released for a couple of weeks now and I am really enjoying the new features. That's why I thought that I should write about some (minor) improvements in 5.0 that make working with the CMS a lot easier! There are probably a lot more improvements worth mentioning but I will cover those the next time. So here goes!

KenticoCMS version 5.0 has been released for a couple of weeks now and I am really enjoying the new features. That's why I thought that I should write about some (minor) improvements in 5.0 that make working with the CMS a lot easier! There are probably a lot more improvements worth mentioning but I will cover those the next time. So here goes!

1. Drag & Drop in the Content Tree

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Do I have to say more?


2. Advanced document handling (bulk operations)

I believe that this feature has been requested by a lot of users. In previous versions of KenticoCMS it was only possible to delete multiple documents at the same time. With Version 5.0 it is now possible to: Move, Copy, Link, Delete, Publish and Archive multiple documents with just a couple of clicks!

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3. Colours in the Event Log

I like the new layout of the Event Log. Although it is just a subtle change, the addition of the colours in the grid make it a lot more clarifying.

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4. UI Personalizations


This is actually a pretty big improvement in 5.0. You will probably notice that I will blog a lot about this feature in particular in the near future, but for now I will highlight two cool things which are possible using UI Personalizations.

A. Customize the WYSIWYG editor on a role basis (how cool is that?!)

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B. Control the access of modules on a role basis

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5. Jump to a group in the Web Part Properties Dialog


Also a minor improvement but oh so nice when modifying large web part properties.

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6. Consistent use of the Media Library throughout the CMS

In the previous version of KenticoCMS, the Media Library differed throughout the CMS. For example when a Editor opened up the insert media dialog in the WYSIWYG editor, the user was able to preview pictures using different views (List, Tiles or Thumbnails). But when the user did this via the Module: "Media libraries" he only could manage the media in List view.

Version 5.0 brings us a more consistent use of the "Media library".

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7. Search/Filter in selection dialogs

When you open up a selection dialog like the "Add web part", "Add widget" or "Select Template" dialogs you can search the desired "Web Part", "Widget" or "Template" pretty fast by entering the name in the search Box and hitting the Enter key.

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8. Side-by-side document comparisment

If you are using Versioning/Workflow then 5.0 offers side-by-side comparisment of documents. This is a very neat feature which probably will by loved by most CMS Editors.

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9. Smart Search in Forums

While the Smart Search functionality was already added in KenticoCMS 4.1, it became clear to users that Smart Search lacked functionality. Version 5.0 adds "Forums" as index type which is a great improvement. Hopefully index types like "Custom Tables" will follow in future versions.

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10. Impersonation of a user

Global Administrators are able to log in as a different user with just 1 click. In my opinion this is a really great function which will save me a lot of time!

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There you have it, 10 nice improvements in KenticoCMS 5.0. I hope you like them as much as I do.

Cheers,
Jeroen