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Tickets with a contributor working on them. (82 matches)

Ticket Summary Component Milestone Type Modified Workflow
#37145 Admin submenu opens underneeth editor link tool Administration 5.5 defect (bug) 07/02/2020
#42254 Duplicate news entries in Events & News dashboard widget Administration Future Release defect (bug) 04/10/2019 has-patch
#42421 Move "Filter by" strings into labels arrays of registrations Administration Awaiting Review enhancement 02/08/2018 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
#42791 wp_add_dashboard_widget() should accept location and priority parameters Administration Awaiting Review enhancement 02/25/2018 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
#17851 Wrapping Sections with add_settings_section Administration enhancement 06/04/2019 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#27671 wp_die() handler for admin-post.php Administration enhancement 06/20/2019 has-patch
#30439 Twenty Fourteen: Social Menu Bundled Theme Future Release feature request 02/07/2020 has-patch
#49181 Clarify accepted values for style argument in wp_list_comments() Comments 5.5 defect (bug) 04/06/2020 has-patch
#40188 Filter button should not appear when no comments are available in list Comments 5.5 defect (bug) 07/08/2020 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 12/11/2017 has-patch
#35567 New argument `is_embeddable` for `register_post_type()` Embeds enhancement 06/04/2019 has-patch
#31502 Replace embed URL with error message if oEmbed provider returns an error Embeds enhancement 06/04/2019 has-patch
#22101 Gallery shortcode with link="file" is not linking the file in the RSS feed Feeds 5.5 defect (bug) 07/08/2020 has-patch
#47421 Media with fragments duplicate in enclosures Feeds Future Release defect (bug) 02/21/2020 has-patch
#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) 01/09/2018 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 02/02/2020 has-patch
#36827 Regular expression in wp_guess_url() is slightly too permissive. General defect (bug) 06/04/2019 has-patch
#35188 Pass nonce action from "nonce_life" filter General feature request 06/04/2019 has-patch
#48350 Stricter docs for WP_Http::processHeaders() HTTP API 5.5 task (blessed) 07/07/2020 has-patch
#17146 Don't limit screen meta tab CSS to content within #screen-meta Help/About enhancement 06/04/2019 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) 11/13/2019 has-patch
#41648 Alignment issue on media-new.php when browse uploader screen is active Media 5.5 defect (bug) 07/10/2020 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 08/06/2019 needs-patch
#17262 wp_get_attachment_thumb_file should check new 'thumbnail' image size Media Future Release enhancement 03/04/2020 needs-patch
#31029 Allow 0 columns in gallery settings Media defect (bug) 06/04/2019 has-patch
#32544 No function exposes all supported MIME types Media enhancement 06/04/2019 has-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
#28620 When $depth argument is used in wp_nav_menu last level menu items still have .menu-item-has-children class, even though they are not shown Menus defect (bug) 06/04/2019 has-patch
#39213 Audit the network pages notices. Networks and Sites Future Release defect (bug) 03/01/2019 has-patch
#42135 Add filter to disable email sent by wp-admin/network/site-new.php Networks and Sites Future Release enhancement 09/23/2019 has-patch
#42134 Add filter to emails sent by wp-admin/network/site-new.php Networks and Sites Future Release enhancement 09/23/2019 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
#38197 Update Pingback function To Add Return Pings/Trackbacks Future Release enhancement 01/09/2019 has-patch
#23749 Post Format Archive Conditional Tag Post Formats Future Release enhancement 06/26/2020 has-patch
#33756 Improve docs for sanitize_title() Posts, Post Types 5.5 defect (bug) 05/13/2020 has-patch
#36905 Add caching to get_page_by_title Posts, Post Types Future Release enhancement 03/08/2019 has-patch
#31977 Ping status of pages changes to "closed" in quick edit Posts, Post Types defect (bug) 06/04/2019 has-patch
#44305 The 'fields' query parameter for WP_Query supports only a string Query 5.5 defect (bug) 07/05/2020 has-patch
#41266 Not hard coding the table alias prefix in WP_Meta_Query would make class more extendable Query Awaiting Review enhancement 02/08/2018 has-patch
#38813 REST API: Test schema registration for required fields. REST API Future Release enhancement 11/30/2019
#37941 add rel="noopener noreferrer" to any target="_blank" Security Awaiting Review enhancement 01/28/2020 has-patch
#38310 Improve "wp_update_term" documentation Taxonomy Future Release enhancement 10/30/2018 needs-patch, needs-unit-tests
#41155 WordPress 4.8 Admin Sidebar Sub Menu Navigation Issue Themes Awaiting Review defect (bug) 11/03/2019 has-patch
#30240 Tell if theme is a child theme in wp-admin/network/themes.php Themes Future Release enhancement 04/16/2018 has-patch
#14808 Add Editor Documentation Functions URL for theme-defined functions Themes enhancement 01/08/2020 has-patch
#46371 Make sure in-page anchors are not hidden behind top bars Toolbar Future Release defect (bug) 06/19/2020 has-patch
#28569 Calling show_admin_bar( false ) should dehook toolbar entirely Toolbar enhancement 06/04/2019 has-patch
#39459 Database upgrade is triggered on AJAX request Upgrade/Install 5.5 defect (bug) 06/23/2020 has-patch
#40966 Double clicking the Update plugins-button gives... interesting experience! Upgrade/Install Future Release defect (bug) 01/23/2020 has-patch
#42133 Add filter to emails sent by wp_new_blog_notification() Upgrade/Install Future Release enhancement 10/20/2019 has-patch
#42766 Issue in update password From admin side and login ith same password Users 5.5 defect (bug) 06/18/2020 has-patch
#41314 If the required fields are not set on user profile's save, every field's value will be dropped Users Awaiting Review defect (bug) 06/20/2019 has-patch
#42132 Add filter to emails sent by wp-admin/user-new.php Users Future Release enhancement 10/20/2019 has-patch
#41937 Change name of "wp-settings-" and "wp-settings-time-" cookie Users Awaiting Review enhancement 05/11/2020 has-patch
#41672 REST create user: existing_user_login is returned before existing_user_email Users Awaiting Review enhancement 02/08/2018 has-patch
#37451 Widget Sidebars Title text overflow Widgets Future Release defect (bug) 11/24/2018 has-patch
#19709 Add 'before_sidebar' and 'after_sidebar' attributes to register_sidebar() Widgets Future Release enhancement 06/26/2020 has-patch
#41081 Improve Custom Menu widget, show notification if menu is empty or no menu selected Widgets Future Release enhancement 03/27/2019 has-patch
#30359 Widget Areas should stick to the browser viewport Widgets Future Release enhancement 01/03/2019 has-patch

Unclaimed — jump right in! (18 matches)

Ticket Summary Component Milestone Type Modified Workflow
#50177 Writing Settings : Mail Server Port field overlap on small screens Administration Awaiting Review defect (bug) 05/22/2020 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 07/07/2020 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
#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
#50010 wp-includes/blocks shouldn't be excluded from coding standards Editor Awaiting Review enhancement 04/25/2020
#48349 Requests::request_multiple() should have the option documentation in phpDoc HTTP API Future Release defect (bug) 02/21/2020 has-patch
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