Options, Meta APIs component

This component focuses on the functions get_option(), get_metadata(), and get_transient(), their related CRUD functions, and their multisite variants. These functions are found in wp-includes/option.php and wp-includes/meta.php. (WP_Meta_Query development takes place in the Query component.)

Ongoing post metadata work

There is an ongoing effort to improve our post metadata APIs. This work may also touch metadata for other objects (users, comments), settings, and such. Our Office Hours are on Mondays @ 1800 UTC in the public Gitter wordpress-metadata/metadata-ui-api. For more, see our blog posts and our GitHub repository. (Updated August 2014)

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82 open tickets in the Options, Meta APIs component

82 open tickets defect (bug) enhancement feature request
4.8 2 6 0
Awaiting Review 22 26 2
Future Release 13 10 1

82 open tickets. Last 7 days: +1 ticket

13 tickets that have no replies

View list on Trac

  • #23616  General Handler for Whitelisted Options' Submissions
  • #37245  New action hook for register_setting
  • #37349  Allow sanitize_meta() to filter the meta_value regardless of meta_key
  • #37579  Inconsistent names for `update_(network_)option` actions
  • #38690  Introduce classes for settings
  • #38896  avatar_settings help text may not be accurate if avatar_defaults is filtered administration
  • #39119  Verify change of network admin email address before it changes administration multisite
  • #39286  Standardizing actions and filters for adding, getting, setting, updating, and deleting options and transients
  • #39706  Add $unique param to add_{$meta_type}_meta actions
  • #40012  Only add_metadata if no matching value
  • #40115  Duplicate Custom Fields are created
  • #40369  Mail server settings page (options-writing.php) has no validation
  • #40475  Additional way to add plugin by indicating URL|slug of plugin page

8 tickets slated for 4.8

View list in Trac

  • #32567  Cookies not being deleted.
  • #33958  All Options Filter performance
  • #38734  Dogfood the Settings API accessibility administration
  • #39006  REST API: Language setting should not be present when no languages are available rest-api
  • #39117  The old admin email address should be notified of a change to the address administration multisite
  • #39118  Verify change of single site admin email address before it changes administration
  • #39119  Verify change of network admin email address before it changes administration multisite
  • #40318  Document valid `type` parameters in register_meta() arguments docs

82 open tickets

Open bugs: 37. View list on Trac

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  • MikeHansenMe
  • joehoyle

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