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

Ticket Summary Component Milestone Type Modified Workflow
#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
#14808 Add Editor Documentation Functions URL for theme-defined functions General Future Release enhancement 07/19/2022 has-patch
#19272 Add Filter to Nav Menu Support Themes Text Menus Future Release enhancement 07/01/2022 has-patch
#54510 Add a GitHub Action workflow which alerts contributors if they propose changes to third party files Build/Test Tools 6.6 task (blessed) 05/13/2024 has-patch
#55463 Add a limit to _prime_*_cache functions Cache API Future Release enhancement 07/09/2023 has-patch
#44083 Add action to wp_mkdir_p() when directory is created successfully Filesystem API Future Release enhancement 02/12/2024 has-patch
#41675 Add filter to bypass display/query for Media Months filter in media modal Media Awaiting Review enhancement 02/23/2024 has-patch
#60719 Add fonts upload location to Site Health report Site Health 6.6 enhancement 05/27/2024 has-patch
#35124 Add get_user() function that maps to get_user_by() Users 6.6 enhancement 05/28/2024 has-patch
#35833 Adding a table with the "widefat" class on post and taxonomy list table screens causes the quick edit UI and bulk edit to fail Quick/Bulk Edit 6.6 enhancement 05/21/2024 has-patch
#31029 Allow 0 columns in gallery settings Media defect (bug) 10/26/2022 has-patch
#41937 Change name of "wp-settings-" and "wp-settings-time-" cookie Users Awaiting Review enhancement 12/03/2021 has-patch
#60129 Comment on a PR when no Trac ticket is included Build/Test Tools 6.6 task (blessed) 05/08/2024 has-patch
#57416 Do not split query if requesting one post Query Future Release enhancement 11/16/2023 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#51289 Documentation issue: get_post_time is getting the time when published not when created Date/Time Future Release defect (bug) 02/13/2022 has-patch
#17146 Don't limit screen meta tab CSS to content within #screen-meta Help/About Future Release enhancement 10/18/2021 has-patch
#42254 Duplicate news entries in Events & News dashboard widget Administration Future Release defect (bug) 10/11/2023 has-patch
#43706 Email with link to change admin email does not include proposed new email address. Users Future Release enhancement 03/21/2022 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
#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) 10/11/2023 has-patch
#41081 Improve Custom Menu widget, show notification if menu is empty or no menu selected Widgets Future Release enhancement 06/08/2022 has-patch
#36036 Multiple CDATA regressions in wp-includes General Future Release defect (bug) 11/25/2020 has-patch
#32544 No function exposes all supported MIME types Media enhancement 06/04/2019 has-patch
#41266 Not hard coding the table alias prefix in WP_Meta_Query would make class more extendable Query Future Release enhancement 11/07/2021 has-patch
#40862 Partially visible controls within a pane do not scroll into view Customize Future Release enhancement 11/25/2020 has-patch
#60038 Pass original array of arguments to hooks that fire within `wp_insert_post()` Posts, Post Types 6.6 enhancement 05/28/2024 has-patch
#31977 Ping status of pages changes to "closed" in quick edit Posts, Post Types Future Release defect (bug) 10/14/2022 has-patch
#23749 Post Format Archive Conditional Tag Post Formats Future Release enhancement 06/26/2020 has-patch
#38813 REST API: Test schema registration for required fields. REST API Future Release enhancement 11/30/2019
#41672 REST create user: existing_user_login is returned before existing_user_email Users Future Release enhancement 11/08/2021 has-patch
#37280 Remove boldness from update notices General Future Release enhancement 11/14/2021 has-patch
#41580 Review the usage of the `::-moz-focus-inner` CSS fix for the buttons extra padding in Firefox Administration Awaiting Review enhancement 07/04/2022 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
#33073 Some strings need "no HTML entities" translator comments I18N 6.6 enhancement 05/28/2024 has-patch
#36259 Switching language should update date and time formats I18N Future Release defect (bug) 11/16/2023 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#41155 Themes modal hides admin sidebar sub-menu navigation Themes Awaiting Review defect (bug) 02/24/2024 has-patch
#38197 Update Pingback function To Add Return Pings/Trackbacks Future Release enhancement 04/23/2024 has-patch
#56320 Update mediaelement.js to the latest version External Libraries 6.6 defect (bug) 05/24/2024 has-patch
#51284 Update style for side meta boxes Editor Future Release enhancement 12/19/2021 has-patch
#40197 meta cap 'publish_post' is not being used Role/Capability Awaiting Review defect (bug) 01/13/2021 has-patch
#40696 no chance to control wp_count_terms () Taxonomy Future Release enhancement 09/19/2022 has-patch
#60783 plugins_api() and parameters Plugins 6.6 defect (bug) 05/23/2024 has-patch

Unclaimed — jump right in! (50 matches)

Ticket Summary Component Milestone Type Modified Workflow
#61100 'Change role' field on wp-admin/network/site-users.php?id=xxx contains a bug Networks and Sites 6.6 defect (bug) 05/01/2024 has-patch
#56029 .git-blame-ignore-revs causes other revisions to be ignored Build/Test Tools Awaiting Review defect (bug) 10/17/2023 needs-patch
#56150 Add GitHub Action job summaries to workflows Build/Test Tools Future Release task (blessed) 09/01/2023
#60532 Add a `pre_set_object_terms` action Taxonomy Awaiting Review enhancement 02/22/2024 has-patch
#49639 Add a filter on wp_insert_user function regarding $user_pass Users Awaiting Review enhancement 07/02/2021 has-patch
#58824 Add a filter to change the classes in posts list table in admin General Awaiting Review enhancement 03/21/2024 has-patch
#52696 Add a way to determine whether a translation exists I18N Future Release enhancement 05/28/2024 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#50074 Add filter on post/etc action links in the REST API REST API Future Release enhancement 09/08/2021 has-patch
#56886 Admin facing add site screen missing search engine visibility field Networks and Sites Future Release enhancement 02/12/2024 has-patch
#56350 Allow exact search in REST API REST API Future Release enhancement 11/25/2022 has-patch
#48937 Auto-refresh maintenance mode screen Upgrade/Install Future Release enhancement 08/08/2022 has-patch
#48489 Big image size threshold should take into account registered image sizes. Media Future Release defect (bug) 11/16/2023 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#48879 Changing Site Admin Email Assumes Username and Who Took the Action (which may be incorrect) Users Future Release enhancement 03/15/2024 has-patch
#57635 Check if empty user_nicename in the function wp_insert_user Users Future Release defect (bug) 02/08/2023 has-patch
#38433 Complete test coverage for current_user_can_for_blog() Role/Capability Future Release enhancement 06/04/2020 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#37417 Customize Nav Menus: more visible way to navigate the preview to a menu item object Customize Future Release enhancement 05/17/2022 has-patch
#39389 Customize: Make sure selective refreshed partial placement is scrolled into view Customize Future Release enhancement 08/26/2022 needs-patch
#60646 Docs: Incorrect return type specified for get_post_custom with negative post ID value Posts, Post Types Future Release defect (bug) 03/08/2024 has-patch
#51884 Events Widget: There isn't a UI for clearing the selected city Administration Awaiting Review enhancement 01/25/2024 has-patch
#44042 Hook for ‘delete_option’ behaviour required Options, Meta APIs Future Release enhancement 06/02/2022 has-patch
#39106 Make hierarchy level indicator text changeable [WP List] Posts, Post Types Future Release enhancement 01/31/2021 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 01/29/2021 has-patch
#35567 New argument `is_embeddable` for `register_post_type()` Embeds Awaiting Review enhancement 01/26/2024 has-patch
#55358 Passing int term term_exists parent param not respected Taxonomy Future Release defect (bug) 02/05/2024 has-patch
#54442 Provide feedback if initiating an email for a personal data request action has failed Privacy Future Release defect (bug) 02/16/2023 has-patch
#51811 Query inconsistency between WP_Query and WP_Term_Query Query Awaiting Review enhancement 12/01/2020 has-patch
#41616 REST API: Expose old slugs REST API Future Release enhancement 10/08/2021 has-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
#59594 Remove $taxonomies from cache key generation in WP_Term_Query Taxonomy Future Release enhancement 10/26/2023 has-patch
#59960 Replace em-based `line-height` with unitless values Administration 6.6 defect (bug) 05/27/2024 has-patch
#58844 Revisions: Compare Revisions layout issues on mobile Revisions Future Release defect (bug) 11/30/2023 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) 02/06/2021 has-patch
#58265 Show defined but empty values for constants in Site Health Site Health Awaiting Review enhancement 06/30/2023 has-patch
#37758 The Link Checker tool does not detect some links Editor Awaiting Review defect (bug) 09/16/2023 has-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
#56290 Twenty Twelve: Button blocks inside widget areas don't apply custom colours Bundled Theme Awaiting Review defect (bug) 05/26/2023 has-patch
#60515 Update `regenerator-runtime` polyfill External Libraries Awaiting Review enhancement 02/19/2024 has-patch
#60512 Update backbone.js to the latest version (1.6.0) External Libraries Awaiting Review enhancement 02/19/2024 has-patch
#60514 Update whatwg-fetch library External Libraries Awaiting Review enhancement 02/19/2024 has-patch
#60516 Upgrade Moment.js to the latest version External Libraries Awaiting Review enhancement 02/19/2024 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
#55376 Use wp_filesize in core General Future Release enhancement 07/10/2023 has-patch
#11207 WordPress may display incorrect message when post is saved/published/etc Posts, Post Types Future Release defect (bug) 11/30/2023 has-patch
#38622 XML-RPC wp_newComment should return an error when a field exceeds the maximum length XML-RPC Awaiting Review defect (bug) 01/13/2024 has-patch
#43502 `WP_REST_Posts_Controller::prepare_item_for_response()` doesn't reset postdata after calling setup_postdata() REST API Future Release defect (bug) 06/09/2023 has-patch
#40370 add_image_sizes does not create the "crop position" versions of the image Media Future Release enhancement 05/20/2024 has-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 01/19/2023
#29798 unified theme and plugin uploader General Future Release feature request 07/15/2022 has-patch
#52976 user emails comparison should be case insensitive Users Awaiting Review defect (bug) 06/29/2023 has-patch
#58255 wp_send_json_error should respect error state passed in WP_Error. Administration Awaiting Review enhancement 06/19/2023 has-patch
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