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Ticket Summary Component Milestone Type Modified Workflow
#35166 strange effect in tab active Administration Future Release defect (bug) 04/21/17 has-patch
#37595 Better titles for the Quick Draft dashboard widget Administration Awaiting Review enhancement 04/02/17 has-patch
#40244 Inconsistent casing in the list table select filters Administration Awaiting Review enhancement 04/22/17 has-patch
#27888 Feature request: `get_current_admin_url()` and `get_current_admin_hook()` Administration Awaiting Review feature request 12/04/16 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#39419 Explicitly globalize global variables in ms-settings.php Bootstrap/Load Future Release defect (bug) 05/15/17 has-patch
#36346 Twenty Sixteen/Fifteen/Thirteen/Twelve titles can lead to horizontal scrolls Bundled Theme Future Release defect (bug) 01/29/17 has-patch
#30439 Twenty Fourteen: Social Menu Bundled Theme Future Release feature request 09/30/16 has-patch
#18603 Comments on pages which exceed paginate settings create erroneous permalinks Comments Future Release defect (bug) 11/07/16 needs-patch
#38369 Docs: Incorrect return type for get_comments_number() Comments Future Release defect (bug) 10/23/16 has-patch
#40188 Filter button should not appear when no comments are available in list Comments Awaiting Review defect (bug) 04/13/17 has-patch
#16979 Extra hooks needed in comment process Comments Future Release enhancement 01/10/17 needs-patch
#38796 Customize media control button labels should automatically reflect the specified mime type Customize Future Release defect (bug) 05/23/17 needs-patch
#40431 Header Images: Improve copy Customize Awaiting Review enhancement 04/17/17 needs-patch
#32816 No or inadequate Custom Link URL validation Customize 4.8.1 enhancement 05/07/17 has-patch
#40430 Site Icons: Improve copy Customize Awaiting Review enhancement 04/25/17 has-patch
#32228 "Page updated" notification should fade as soon as another change is made. Editor Awaiting Review enhancement 12/04/16 has-patch
#37752 Detail docs for embed_html, embed_content and embed_content_meta Embeds Awaiting Review enhancement 10/02/16 needs-patch
#38828 update_blog_details() performance improvement ideas General Future Release defect (bug) 11/16/16 needs-patch, needs-unit-tests
#38073 Goodbye wp_reset_vars() General Awaiting Review enhancement 03/27/17 needs-patch
#35465 Improve wp.Backbone docs General Future Release enhancement 07/18/16 has-patch
#40553 Consistancy in help tabs under admin Help/About Awaiting Review enhancement 04/25/17 has-patch
#36259 Switching language should update date and time formats I18N Future Release defect (bug) 06/26/16 has-patch
#32939 Add filter for get_locale() in remove_accents() I18N Future Release enhancement 02/06/17 needs-patch
#40361 Improvements for wp-signup.php and wp-activate.php markup and CSS Login and Registration Future Release defect (bug) 05/12/17
#39320 Add filter hook to username_exists function Login and Registration Awaiting Review enhancement 12/23/16 has-patch
#40605 Remove login form on checkemail=confirm screen Login and Registration Awaiting Review enhancement 05/12/17 has-patch
#15533 wp_get_nav_menu_items order doesn't work Menus Awaiting Review defect (bug) 04/11/17 needs-patch
#19272 Add Filter to Nav Menu Support Themes Text Menus Future Release enhancement 10/07/16 has-patch
#39213 Audit the network pages notices. Networks and Sites Awaiting Review defect (bug) 12/11/16 has-patch
#39922 Docs: wpmu_log_new_registrations() doesn't log user registrations Networks and Sites Future Release defect (bug) 04/16/17 has-patch
#40363 Remove `current_blog_` cache invalidation from `clean_blog_cache()` Networks and Sites Awaiting Review defect (bug) 04/10/17 has-patch
#37799 Add progress indicator to "Upgrade Network" page Networks and Sites Future Release enhancement 05/12/17 has-patch
#40353 Site URL and Home URL inputs are not properly validating Options, Meta APIs Awaiting Review defect (bug) 05/02/17 needs-patch
#38197 Update Pingback function To Add Return Pings/Trackbacks Awaiting Review enhancement 04/16/17 needs-patch
#37430 Add Plugins: Improve the error messages displaying Plugins Future Release enhancement 02/18/17 has-patch
#38918 delete_plugins() needs a proper singular and plural form for its error message Plugins Awaiting Review enhancement 11/24/16 has-patch
#39633 No HiDPI version for avatar in post locked modal Posts, Post Types Future Release defect (bug) 01/18/17 needs-patch
#36159 Inserting Image on iOS Doesn't Respect Cursor Position in Press This editor Press This Future Release defect (bug) 08/09/16 needs-patch
#40599 Rename Subscriber Role Role/Capability Awaiting Review enhancement 05/17/17 needs-patch
#36263 When building a shortcode with `wp.shortcode.string()` the `attrs` property is finnicky. Shortcodes Awaiting Review defect (bug) 11/13/16 has-patch
#37422 do_shortcode() weakens semantics Shortcodes Future Release enhancement 09/09/16 has-patch
#30829 I want to add the list table views in edit-tags.php Taxonomy Future Release enhancement 10/21/16 has-patch
#38310 Improve "wp_update_term" documentation Taxonomy Future Release enhancement 10/31/16 has-patch
#19556 Make wp_term_checklist() available as a template tag Taxonomy Future Release enhancement 09/01/16 has-patch
#40572 .htaccess has incorrect permissions after installation Upgrade/Install Awaiting Review defect (bug) 05/04/17 needs-patch
#39459 Database upgrade is triggered on AJAX request Upgrade/Install Future Release defect (bug) 02/13/17 needs-patch
#38258 Improve inline docs for the_author_meta Users Awaiting Review defect (bug) 10/15/16 has-patch
#37451 Widget Sidebars Title text overflow Widgets Future Release defect (bug) 08/03/16 has-patch
#19709 Add 'before_sidebar' and 'after_sidebar' attributes to register_sidebar() Widgets Awaiting Review enhancement 10/09/16 has-patch

Tickets with a contributor working on them. (50 matches)

Ticket Summary Component Milestone Type Modified Workflow
#37004 Html5 / W3C Validation Administration 4.8 defect (bug) 05/22/17 has-patch
#38238 Sorting a list table by some kind of count should default to DESC initially Administration Awaiting Review enhancement 10/31/16 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#17851 Wrapping Sections with add_settings_section Administration Future Release enhancement 12/04/16 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#27671 wp_die() handler for admin-post.php Administration Future Release enhancement 12/04/16 has-patch
#37826 Can't manage comments of trashed posts Comments Future Release defect (bug) 10/06/16 has-patch
#38268 WP_Comment_Query Pagination Comments Future Release enhancement 11/27/16 has-patch
#20537 Don't spawn cron requests for suspended blogs Cron API Future Release defect (bug) 09/29/16 has-patch
#37873 Consolidate customizer CSS Customize Future Release defect (bug) 10/15/16 needs-patch
#39759 Make $thumbnail_id filterable in embed-content.php Embeds 4.8.1 enhancement 05/12/17 has-patch
#35567 New argument `is_embeddable` for `register_post_type()` Embeds Future Release enhancement 06/18/16 has-patch
#31502 Replace embed URL with error message if oEmbed provider returns an error Embeds Awaiting Review enhancement 06/07/16 has-patch
#22101 Gallery shortcode with link="file" is not linking the file in the RSS feed Feeds Awaiting Review defect (bug) 05/10/17 has-patch
#33591 Media File Missing Length Causes Wordpress Atom Feed to Be Invalid Feeds Future Release defect (bug) 05/19/17 has-patch
#36036 Multiple CDATA regressions in wp-includes General Future Release defect (bug) 03/16/16 has-patch
#36827 Regular expression in wp_guess_url() is slightly too permissive. General Future Release defect (bug) 07/25/16 has-patch
#33387 get_file_data() should handle a <?php prefixed header General Future Release defect (bug) 06/07/16 has-patch
#37280 Remove boldness from update notices General Future Release enhancement 12/04/16 has-patch
#35188 Pass nonce action from "nonce_life" filter General Awaiting Review feature request 06/28/16 has-patch
#17146 Don't limit screen meta tab CSS to content within #screen-meta Help/About Future Release enhancement 10/02/16 has-patch
#14981 Provide a context for post statuses I18N Future Release defect (bug) 05/18/17 has-patch
#31029 Allow 0 columns in gallery settings Media Future Release defect (bug) 06/28/16 has-patch
#30154 Improve Media Modal UI at small-screen sizes: Redux Media Future Release defect (bug) 04/11/17 has-patch
#40578 Media Library: Clicking the edges of the media does not select, it only focuses the li. Media Future Release defect (bug) 05/12/17 has-patch
#32544 No function exposes all supported MIME types Media Awaiting Review enhancement 06/07/16 has-patch
#17262 wp_get_attachment_thumb_file should check new 'thumbnail' image size Media Future Release enhancement 06/19/16 needs-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 Future Release defect (bug) 10/11/16 has-patch
#32322 Custom permalink structure incorrect for Future posts Permalinks Awaiting Review defect (bug) 08/03/15 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#21941 Deprecate get_post_format_slugs() Post Formats Future Release enhancement 06/10/16 has-patch
#23749 Post Format Archive Conditional Tag Post Formats Future Release enhancement 02/05/17 has-patch, needs-unit-tests
#19826 Error behavior for deleting trashed posts is different for Bulk Delete versus Empty Trash Posts, Post Types Future Release defect (bug) 09/14/15 has-patch
#33756 Improve docs for sanitize_title() Posts, Post Types Future Release defect (bug) 04/16/17 needs-patch
#31977 Ping status of pages changes to "closed" in quick edit Posts, Post Types Future Release defect (bug) 06/08/15 has-patch
#36905 Add caching to get_page_by_title Posts, Post Types Future Release enhancement 06/08/16 has-patch
#34726 Clarify class variable documentation on WP_Query Query Future Release defect (bug) 02/07/16 has-patch
#18035 ignore_sticky_posts fails to remove sticky class Query Future Release enhancement 12/12/15 has-patch
#12684 Add Edit to Bulk Actions menu on Categories screen Quick/Bulk Edit Future Release feature request 05/15/17 has-patch
#19288 Erroneous custom taxonomy screen menu behaviour Taxonomy Future Release defect (bug) 04/04/16 has-patch
#34413 calling register_taxonomy() multiple times will overwrite existing object types Taxonomy Future Release defect (bug) 02/05/17 needs-patch
#28033 post_categories_meta_box on non-hierarchical custom taxonomy Taxonomy Future Release defect (bug) 11/11/16 needs-patch
#26268 Add UI to Category page to indicate default category Taxonomy Future Release enhancement 02/11/17 has-patch
#28956 Moving taxonomy metabox Taxonomy Future Release enhancement 11/25/16 has-patch
#14808 Add Editor Documentation Functions URL for theme-defined functions Themes Future Release enhancement 06/07/16 has-patch
#4969 Make wp_list_* functions all behave similarly... Themes Future Release enhancement 06/07/16 has-patch
#30240 Tell if theme is a child theme in wp-admin/network/themes.php Themes Future Release enhancement 03/14/17 has-patch
#31779 Warn users before using a built-in file editor for the first time Themes Awaiting Review enhancement 04/05/17 has-patch
#28569 Calling show_admin_bar( false ) should dehook toolbar entirely Toolbar Future Release enhancement 10/31/15 has-patch
#35776 Installation pages do not have forms.css enqueued Upgrade/Install Future Release defect (bug) 06/07/16 has-patch
#38085 Add a 'View' link to users listed on the Users screen Users Awaiting Review defect (bug) 09/18/16 has-patch
#35778 Populate Website URL profile field for the 1st user after install Users Awaiting Review enhancement 06/07/16 has-patch
#38017 Add widget instance to remaining widget argument filters Widgets 4.8.1 enhancement 05/12/17 has-patch
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