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Unclaimed — jump right in! (58 matches)

Ticket Summary Component Milestone Type Modified Workflow
#40822 Addressing Proximity in the admin area Administration Future Release defect (bug) 10/14/2020 has-patch
#51551 Unclickable area within admin menu Administration Awaiting Review defect (bug) 11/04/2020 has-patch
#50177 Writing Settings : Mail Server Port field overlap on small screens Administration Awaiting Review defect (bug) 11/09/2020 has-patch
#38913 Aggregation of contracted and not contracted verb forms (cannot, doesn't)? Administration Future Release enhancement 02/06/2020 has-patch
#50533 Different hover color on WordPress Version 5.4.2 Administration Awaiting Review enhancement 08/03/2020 has-patch
#51884 Events Widget: There isn't a UI for clearing the selected city Administration Awaiting Review enhancement 11/27/2020 needs-patch
#45907 Twenty Nineteen: Right-aligned, uncaptioned images inserted via the Classic Editor do not extend beyond the text column Bundled Theme Future Release defect (bug) 02/21/2020 has-patch
#49764 Twenty Eleven: Add gradient background options that fit the theme color scheme Bundled Theme Future Release enhancement 05/19/2020
#49760 Twenty Fifteen: Add gradient background options that fit the theme color scheme Bundled Theme Future Release enhancement 06/26/2020 has-patch
#49761 Twenty Fourteen: Add gradient background options that fit the theme color scheme Bundled Theme Future Release enhancement 04/01/2020 needs-patch
#49712 Twenty Nineteen: Add gradient background options that fit the theme color scheme Bundled Theme Future Release enhancement 05/24/2020 has-patch
#45916 Twenty Nineteen: Consider setting background color and foreground color together Bundled Theme Awaiting Review enhancement 04/27/2020 has-patch
#49756 Twenty Seventeen: Add gradient background options that fit the theme color scheme Bundled Theme Future Release enhancement 04/01/2020 needs-patch
#49757 Twenty Sixteen: Add gradient background options that fit the theme color scheme Bundled Theme Future Release enhancement 04/01/2020 needs-patch
#49765 Twenty Ten: Add gradient background options that fit the theme color scheme Bundled Theme Future Release enhancement 04/01/2020 needs-patch
#49762 Twenty Thirteen: Add gradient background options that fit the theme color scheme Bundled Theme Future Release enhancement 04/01/2020 needs-patch
#49763 Twenty Twelve: Add gradient background options that fit the theme color scheme Bundled Theme Future Release enhancement 04/01/2020 needs-patch
#49711 Twenty Twenty: Add gradient background options that fit the theme color scheme Bundled Theme Future Release enhancement 05/13/2020 has-patch
#43801 Need better documentation to show importance of checking for args while using wp_schedule_event and wp_next_scheduled Cron API Future Release enhancement 10/08/2020 needs-patch
#37417 Customize Nav Menus: more visible way to navigate the preview to a menu item object Customize Future Release enhancement 11/29/2020 needs-patch
#39389 Customize: Make sure selective refreshed partial placement is scrolled into view Customize Future Release enhancement 11/22/2020 needs-patch
#37758 The Link Checker tool does not detect some links Editor Awaiting Review defect (bug) 11/24/2020 needs-patch
#48244 script-loader.php Need to use _n() when more than one results are found Editor Awaiting Review defect (bug) 02/20/2020 needs-patch
#50191 Propose https prefix, not http for external links Editor Future Release enhancement 11/25/2020 has-patch
#50010 wp-includes/blocks shouldn't be excluded from coding standards Editor Future Release task (blessed) 11/24/2020
#35567 New argument `is_embeddable` for `register_post_type()` Embeds Awaiting Review enhancement 09/25/2020 has-patch
#41986 Use regular core button styling for page header buttons General Awaiting Review enhancement 07/27/2020 has-patch
#43904 Media toolbar spacing inconsistent across views Media Awaiting Review defect (bug) 07/29/2019 has-patch
#49852 Use feature image of video attachment as preview instead of icon Media Awaiting Review enhancement 08/28/2020 has-patch
#40370 add_image_sizes does not create the "crop position" versions of the image Media Future Release enhancement 08/24/2019 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#44042 Hook for ‘delete_option’ behaviour required Options, Meta APIs Future Release enhancement 08/17/2019 has-patch
#45209 Add new plugin GUI Image click issue Plugins Future Release enhancement 11/24/2018 has-patch
#48782 Fix link-manager styles Posts, Post Types 5.7 defect (bug) 11/23/2020 has-patch
#42936 get_adjacent_post won't find any posts that are published in the same minute Posts, Post Types 5.7 defect (bug) 10/30/2020 has-patch
#51291 Add filter to show post list table `column_cb` even without `edit_post` capability Posts, Post Types Awaiting Review enhancement 09/11/2020 needs-patch
#39106 Make hierarchy level indicator text changeable [WP List] Posts, Post Types Future Release enhancement 10/03/2020 has-patch
#51811 Query inconsistency between WP_Query and WP_Term_Query Query Awaiting Review enhancement 11/18/2020 needs-patch
#50790 REST API: Allow sending empty array to remove all values for single = false meta REST API Future Release defect (bug) 10/24/2020
#43502 `WP_REST_Posts_Controller::prepare_item_for_response()` doesn't reset postdata after calling setup_postdata() REST API Future Release defect (bug) 10/25/2020 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#50074 Add filter on post/etc action links in the REST API REST API Future Release enhancement 05/16/2020 needs-patch
#51722 Allow embedded links in preloaded api request REST API Future Release enhancement 11/24/2020 needs-patch
#41616 REST API: Expose old slugs REST API Future Release enhancement 10/25/2020 needs-patch, needs-unit-tests
#41554 REST API: Use `wp.apiRequest` helper to build URLs for media embed requests REST API Awaiting Review enhancement 09/25/2019 has-patch
#40720 REST API: more ambiguous strings ("The object...") REST API Future Release enhancement 10/25/2020 needs-patch
#39473 get_routes() called multiple times within single REST request causing the rest_endpoints() filter to also fire more than once REST API Awaiting Review enhancement 10/25/2020
#38433 Complete test coverage for current_user_can_for_blog() Role/Capability Future Release enhancement 06/04/2020 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#43248 wp_localize_script() and ultimately print_extra_script() not using script_loader_tag filter Script Loader Future Release enhancement 08/21/2020 needs-patch
#51124 Can we get an additional parameter in wp_add_inline_script to set the script type? Script Loader Awaiting Review feature request 09/25/2020 needs-patch
#51680 Add WP_MEMORY_LIMIT to WP Debug Data class Site Health Future Release enhancement 11/15/2020 has-patch
#40696 no chance to control wp_count_terms () Taxonomy Future Release enhancement 02/14/2020 has-patch
#43060 register taxonomy should accept a label to affect the description under each field on the Add Tag form Taxonomy Awaiting Review enhancement 09/09/2018 has-patch
#37669 Shiny Updates: Cancelling the filesystem credentials when updating within the pop-up prevents updating again (without closing/opening) and leaves UI artefacts Themes Future Release defect (bug) 01/23/2020 has-patch
#48937 Auto-refresh maintenance mode screen Upgrade/Install Future Release enhancement 09/15/2020 has-patch
#16191 Uploaded files with quote marks in the filename are undisplayable in MS Upload Future Release defect (bug) 11/03/2019 has-patch
#48879 Changing Site Admin Email Assumes Username and Who Took the Action (which may be incorrect) Users Future Release enhancement 11/09/2020 needs-patch
#40275 Use a monospace-type font to display passwords Users Future Release enhancement 11/04/2020 has-patch
#51493 Type error in wp_xmlrpc_server::_prepare_taxonomy() XML-RPC Awaiting Review defect (bug) 11/25/2020 needs-patch, needs-unit-tests
#38622 XML-RPC wp_newComment should return an error when a field exceeds the maximum length XML-RPC Awaiting Review defect (bug) 10/31/2020 has-patch

Tickets with a contributor working on them. (42 matches)

Ticket Summary Component Milestone Type Modified Workflow
#42254 Duplicate news entries in Events & News dashboard widget Administration Future Release defect (bug) 09/21/2020 has-patch
#51014 Improve the structure format on the class-wp-media-list-table file Administration 5.7 defect (bug) 11/15/2020 has-patch
#42421 Move "Filter by" strings into labels arrays of registrations Administration 5.7 enhancement 11/25/2020 has-patch
#41580 Review the usage of the `::-moz-focus-inner` CSS fix for the buttons extra padding in Firefox Administration Awaiting Review enhancement 05/11/2020 has-patch
#27888 Feature request: `get_current_admin_url()` and `get_current_admin_hook()` Administration Awaiting Review feature request 12/11/2019 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#37371 Reduce reliance on randomness in tests Build/Test Tools Future Release enhancement 09/20/2020 needs-patch
#38237 Increase the slow test threshold for tests that perform external HTTP requests Build/Test Tools Future Release task (blessed) 09/20/2020 needs-patch
#30439 Twenty Fourteen: Social Menu Bundled Theme Future Release feature request 02/07/2020 has-patch
#46328 Long spam link mobile view Comments Future Release defect (bug) 10/15/2019 has-patch
#37873 Consolidate customizer CSS Customize Future Release defect (bug) 05/03/2019 needs-patch
#46092 Docs: Add @see WP_Customize_Control to the WP_Customize_Nav_Menu_Control docblock. Customize Future Release defect (bug) 02/01/2019 has-patch
#40862 Partially visible controls within a pane do not scroll into view Customize Future Release enhancement 11/25/2020 has-patch
#51289 Documentation issue: get_post_time is getting the time when published not when created Date/Time 5.7 defect (bug) 11/04/2020 has-patch
#51284 Update style for side meta boxes Editor Future Release enhancement 10/16/2020 needs-patch
#31920 oEmbed: Support YouTube timestamps as hashes Embeds Future Release enhancement 09/25/2020 needs-patch, needs-unit-tests
#13867 New filter for comment RSS feed's title Feeds Future Release enhancement 06/14/2018 has-patch
#44083 Add action to wp_mkdir_p() when directory is created successfully Filesystem API Future Release enhancement 09/23/2019 has-patch
#36036 Multiple CDATA regressions in wp-includes General Future Release defect (bug) 11/25/2020 has-patch
#33387 get_file_data() should handle a <?php prefixed header General Future Release defect (bug) 03/02/2018 has-patch
#31521 wp_title if archive of year w/o permalink fires php notice in locale.php General Future Release defect (bug) 02/08/2018 has-patch
#38073 Deprecate and replace wp_reset_vars() General Awaiting Review enhancement 04/17/2019 has-patch
#43339 Global user_options calls should use user_meta instead General Future Release enhancement 01/09/2019 has-patch
#37280 Remove boldness from update notices General Future Release enhancement 11/20/2020 has-patch
#17146 Don't limit screen meta tab CSS to content within #screen-meta Help/About Future Release enhancement 09/14/2020 has-patch
#47303 Consider removing extra trailing spaces from links with the `dashicons-external` icon I18N Awaiting Review defect (bug) 04/14/2020 has-patch
#36259 Switching language should update date and time formats I18N Future Release defect (bug) 01/17/2019 has-patch
#32939 Add filter for get_locale() in remove_accents() I18N Future Release enhancement 02/11/2020 has-patch
#47373 Extend Moment.js localization I18N Future Release enhancement 02/10/2020 has-patch
#40361 Improvements for wp-signup.php and wp-activate.php markup and CSS Login and Registration Future Release defect (bug) 09/04/2020 has-patch
#44383 Deprecate the media_buttons_context filter with apply_filters_deprecated() Media Awaiting Review defect (bug) 11/03/2018 has-patch
#30154 Improve Media Modal UI at small-screen sizes: Redux Media Future Release defect (bug) 07/24/2019 has-patch
#39108 Media: can't leave an image "untitled" from the "Edit Media" menu Media Awaiting Review defect (bug) 02/08/2018 has-patch
#36308 get_attached_file() destroys file paths on Windows Media Awaiting Review defect (bug) 04/30/2018 has-patch
#41675 Add filter to bypass display/query for Media Months filter in media modal Media Awaiting Review enhancement 11/03/2020 needs-patch
#17262 wp_get_attachment_thumb_file should check new 'thumbnail' image size Media Future Release enhancement 03/04/2020 needs-patch
#38836 A current_page_parent CSS class is not added to relevant WP menu items if the query is for a custom post type single item Menus Future Release enhancement 09/23/2019 has-patch
#19272 Add Filter to Nav Menu Support Themes Text Menus Future Release enhancement 03/27/2019 has-patch
#39213 Audit the network pages notices. Networks and Sites Future Release defect (bug) 03/01/2019 has-patch
#42156 Adjust the inline docs for get_sites() to avoid WP_Site_Query doc-duplication Networks and Sites Awaiting Review enhancement 02/08/2018 has-patch
#44781 Filter for Bypass or customize admin notification email after site creation Networks and Sites Future Release enhancement 12/05/2018 has-patch
#40353 Site URL and Home URL inputs are not properly validating Options, Meta APIs Awaiting Review defect (bug) 04/08/2020 has-patch
#45438 All Settings page (options.php), message when saved Options, Meta APIs Future Release enhancement 01/08/2019 has-patch
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