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Tickets with a contributor working on them. (63 matches)

Ticket Summary Component Milestone Type Modified Workflow
#14808 Add Editor Documentation Functions URL for theme-defined functions Themes enhancement 01/08/2020 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
#17262 wp_get_attachment_thumb_file should check new 'thumbnail' image size Media Future Release enhancement 03/04/2020 needs-patch
#17851 Wrapping Sections with add_settings_section Administration enhancement 06/04/2019 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#19272 Add Filter to Nav Menu Support Themes Text Menus Future Release enhancement 03/27/2019 has-patch
#23749 Post Format Archive Conditional Tag Post Formats Future Release enhancement 06/26/2020 has-patch
#27671 wp_die() handler for admin-post.php Administration enhancement 06/20/2019 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
#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
#30154 Improve Media Modal UI at small-screen sizes: Redux Media Future Release defect (bug) 07/24/2019 has-patch
#30439 Twenty Fourteen: Social Menu Bundled Theme Future Release feature request 02/07/2020 has-patch
#31029 Allow 0 columns in gallery settings Media defect (bug) 06/04/2019 has-patch
#31521 wp_title if archive of year w/o permalink fires php notice in locale.php General 5.9 defect (bug) 06/09/2021 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#31920 oEmbed: Support YouTube timestamps as hashes Embeds Future Release enhancement 09/03/2021 needs-patch, needs-unit-tests
#31977 Ping status of pages changes to "closed" in quick edit Posts, Post Types defect (bug) 06/04/2019 has-patch
#32544 No function exposes all supported MIME types Media enhancement 06/04/2019 has-patch
#32939 Add filter for get_locale() in remove_accents() I18N Future Release enhancement 02/11/2020 has-patch
#34436 Issue with wp.customizer.panel('name').focus(). Customize 5.9 defect (bug) 10/21/2021 has-patch
#35188 Pass nonce action from "nonce_life" filter General feature request 06/04/2019 has-patch
#36036 Multiple CDATA regressions in wp-includes General Future Release defect (bug) 11/25/2020 has-patch
#36259 Switching language should update date and time formats I18N Future Release defect (bug) 01/17/2019 has-patch
#36308 get_attached_file() destroys file paths on Windows Media 5.9 defect (bug) 07/14/2021 has-patch
#36827 Regular expression in wp_guess_url() is slightly too permissive. General defect (bug) 06/04/2019 has-patch
#36905 Add caching to get_page_by_title Posts, Post Types Future Release enhancement 03/08/2019 has-patch
#37280 Remove boldness from update notices General Future Release enhancement 11/20/2020 has-patch
#37371 Reduce reliance on randomness in tests Build/Test Tools Future Release enhancement 09/11/2021 has-patch
#37451 Widget Sidebars Title text overflow Widgets 5.9 defect (bug) 09/14/2021 has-patch
#37873 Consolidate customizer CSS Customize Future Release defect (bug) 05/03/2019 needs-patch
#37941 add rel="noopener noreferrer" to any target="_blank" Security Awaiting Review enhancement 07/30/2021 has-patch
#38073 Deprecate and replace wp_reset_vars() General Awaiting Review enhancement 09/01/2021 has-patch
#38197 Update Pingback function To Add Return Pings/Trackbacks Future Release enhancement 01/09/2019 has-patch
#38813 REST API: Test schema registration for required fields. REST API Future Release enhancement 11/30/2019
#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
#39108 Media: can't leave an image "untitled" from the "Edit Media" menu Media 5.9 defect (bug) 08/04/2021 has-patch
#39213 Audit the network pages notices. Networks and Sites Future Release defect (bug) 03/01/2019 has-patch
#40197 meta cap 'publish_post' is not being used Role/Capability Awaiting Review defect (bug) 01/13/2021 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
#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
#40862 Partially visible controls within a pane do not scroll into view Customize Future Release enhancement 11/25/2020 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
#41155 WordPress 4.8 Admin Sidebar Sub Menu Navigation Issue Themes Awaiting Review defect (bug) 11/12/2020 has-patch
#41266 Not hard coding the table alias prefix in WP_Meta_Query would make class more extendable Query 5.9 enhancement 05/26/2021 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
#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
#41672 REST create user: existing_user_login is returned before existing_user_email Users 5.9 enhancement 05/26/2021 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
#41937 Change name of "wp-settings-" and "wp-settings-time-" cookie Users Awaiting Review enhancement 05/11/2020 has-patch
#42254 Duplicate news entries in Events & News dashboard widget Administration Future Release defect (bug) 09/21/2020 has-patch
#42446 Bulk edits don't update "last edited by..." which user Posts, Post Types 5.9 defect (bug) 09/22/2021 has-patch
#42936 get_adjacent_post won't find any posts that are published in the same minute Posts, Post Types 5.9 defect (bug) 06/08/2021 has-patch
#43706 Email with link to change admin email does not include proposed new email address. Users 5.9 enhancement 05/26/2021 has-patch
#44083 Add action to wp_mkdir_p() when directory is created successfully Filesystem API Future Release enhancement 09/23/2019 has-patch
#44383 Deprecate the media_buttons_context filter with apply_filters_deprecated() Media 5.9 defect (bug) 07/28/2021 has-patch
#45438 All Settings page (options.php), message when saved Options, Meta APIs Future Release enhancement 01/08/2019 has-patch
#45925 Twenty Nineteen: Consider a custom hover/underline style Bundled Theme 5.9 enhancement 10/21/2021 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
#47373 Extend Moment.js localization I18N Future Release enhancement 06/03/2021 has-patch
#51124 Can we get an additional parameter in wp_add_inline_script to set the script type? Script Loader 5.9 feature request 10/02/2021 needs-patch, needs-unit-tests
#51284 Update style for side meta boxes Editor Future Release enhancement 05/18/2021 needs-patch
#51289 Documentation issue: get_post_time is getting the time when published not when created Date/Time Future Release defect (bug) 06/08/2021 has-patch
#53028 Inconsistent Capitalisation Text Changes 5.9 defect (bug) 06/08/2021 has-patch
#53658 Display a user-facing message when the application passwords functionality is not available Application Passwords 5.9 defect (bug) 10/21/2021 has-patch
#54300 Clarify that changes to default discussion settings don't have retroactive effect Administration 5.9 enhancement 10/20/2021 has-patch

Unclaimed — jump right in! (37 matches)

Ticket Summary Component Milestone Type Modified Workflow
#16191 Uploaded files with quote marks in the filename are undisplayable in MS Upload Future Release defect (bug) 11/03/2019 has-patch
#35567 New argument `is_embeddable` for `register_post_type()` Embeds Awaiting Review enhancement 09/25/2020 has-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
#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
#37758 The Link Checker tool does not detect some links Editor Awaiting Review defect (bug) 11/24/2020 needs-patch
#38433 Complete test coverage for current_user_can_for_blog() Role/Capability Future Release enhancement 06/04/2020 has-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
#38913 Aggregation of contracted and not contracted verb forms (cannot, doesn't)? Administration 5.9 enhancement 10/14/2021 has-patch
#39106 Make hierarchy level indicator text changeable [WP List] Posts, Post Types Future Release enhancement 01/31/2021 has-patch
#39389 Customize: Make sure selective refreshed partial placement is scrolled into view Customize Future Release enhancement 11/22/2020 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
#39733 List item separator should be a WP_Locale property I18N Future Release enhancement 09/21/2021 has-patch
#40370 add_image_sizes does not create the "crop position" versions of the image Media Future Release enhancement 10/13/2021 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#40696 no chance to control wp_count_terms () Taxonomy Future Release enhancement 04/03/2021 has-patch
#40822 Addressing Proximity in the admin area Administration Future Release defect (bug) 10/14/2020 has-patch
#40966 Double clicking the Update plugins-button gives... interesting experience! Upgrade/Install Future Release defect (bug) 08/11/2021 has-patch
#41554 REST API: Use `wp.apiRequest` helper to build URLs for media embed requests REST API Awaiting Review enhancement 09/25/2019 has-patch
#41616 REST API: Expose old slugs REST API Future Release enhancement 10/08/2021 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#41986 Use regular core button styling for page header buttons General Awaiting Review enhancement 07/27/2020 has-patch
#43248 wp_localize_script() and ultimately print_extra_script() not using script_loader_tag filter Script Loader Future Release enhancement 10/14/2021 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) 04/04/2021 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#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
#43904 Media toolbar spacing inconsistent across views Media Awaiting Review defect (bug) 07/29/2019 has-patch
#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
#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
#45916 Twenty Nineteen: Consider setting background color and foreground color together Bundled Theme Awaiting Review enhancement 04/27/2020 has-patch
#47422 Coding Standards: wp-admin/includes/ms.php Networks and Sites 5.9 enhancement 09/28/2021 has-patch
#48244 script-loader.php Need to use _n() when more than one results are found Editor 5.9 defect (bug) 10/21/2021 has-patch
#48489 Big image size threshold should take into account registered image sizes. Media Future Release defect (bug) 09/03/2021 has-patch
#48879 Changing Site Admin Email Assumes Username and Who Took the Action (which may be incorrect) Users Future Release enhancement 07/10/2021 has-patch
#48937 Auto-refresh maintenance mode screen Upgrade/Install Future Release enhancement 09/15/2020 has-patch
#49639 Add a filter on wp_insert_user function regarding $user_pass Users Awaiting Review enhancement 07/02/2021 has-patch
#49711 Twenty Twenty: Add gradient background options that fit the theme color scheme Bundled Theme Future Release enhancement 05/13/2020 has-patch
#49712 Twenty Nineteen: Add gradient background options that fit the theme color scheme Bundled Theme Future Release enhancement 05/24/2020 has-patch
#49756 Twenty Seventeen: Add gradient background options that fit the theme color scheme Bundled Theme Future Release enhancement 01/21/2021 has-patch
#49760 Twenty Fifteen: Add gradient background options that fit the theme color scheme Bundled Theme Future Release enhancement 06/26/2020 has-patch
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