New workflow

Details: Media library browser, gallery workflow, insert/edit, image editor, cropping
Status:Â Browser, featured images, gallery workflow are in. Attachment/gallery inserting is in. Image editing and cropping needs some work.
Assigned to: Koop, needs people for testing and integration
Last Updated October 6

Image manipulation APIs

Details:Â Support ImageMagick alongside GD.
Status:Â Initial patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. in trunktrunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision.. Needs tweaks and improvements.
Assigned to:Â Marko Heijnen, Mike Schroeder, Japh, Kurt Payne
Last Updated October 6

Using standard post type UIUI User interface for attachments

Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker.:Â #21391
Status:Â Initial patch in trunk. Needs tweaks and improvements.
Assigned to: Helen, ocean90, other help very welcome
Last Updated September 25

TinyMCE previews

Details:Â Previews of galleries and attachments (with potential for shortcodes and oEmbed).
Status:Â DONE. Might need some tweaks.
Assigned to:Â Ozz, Koop
Last Updated September 25

TinyMCE upload

Details:Â Drag-and-drop upload into the editor.
Status:Â Initial (rough) patch is up.
Priority:Â Low
Assigned to:Â Ozz
Last Updated:Â September 19

Plupload changes

Details:Â concurrent uploads (or upload next after crunch begins); multiple drop-zones
Priority:Â Low
Assigned to:Â No one… yet

(New) User Experience

New Color Picker

Details:Â Replace Farbtastic with something better. Decision was to adopt Matt Wiebe’s work
Status:Â In trunk. Needs user testing on HSL versus HSV
Assigned to:Â Matt Wiebe, Dave Martin
Ticket:Â #21206
Last Updated October 5

Page on front UI

Details:Â Improve the workflow/procedure for selecting a static front pageStatic Front Page A WordPress website can have a dynamic blog-like front page, or a “static front page” which is used to show customized content. Typically this is the first page you see when you visit a site url, like for example.
Status:Â In trunk.
Assigned to:Â Sergey Biryukov, Dave Martin, others
Ticket:Â #16379
Last Updated October 6

Removing UI Options

Details: Remove UI options for default_post_edit_rows (#21718), autoembed_urls and embed_size_w/h (#21719), blog_charset (#21507), enable_xmlrpc (#21509), enable_app (#21866), upload_path and upload_url_path (#21720); combine Privacy Settings with Reading Settings (#16416), and maybe siteurl (#10970)
Status:Â DONE. Except for siteurl, which is a bit more ambitious and may not happen.
Assigned to:Â Nacin
Last Updated September 25

Retina Spinners

Status:Â DONE
Assigned to:Â Dave Martin
Ticket:Â #21456

Welcome Screen Redux

Status:Â In trunk.
Assigned to:Â Dave Martin, George Stephanis, ryelle, sabreuse, others
Ticket:Â #21368
Last Updated September 26

Update button styles

Details:Â Update the button styles from pills to something more modern (mouse-nibbled corners)
Status:Â In trunk.
What is left: Bug fixes and style adjustments. Maybe wp_button() to replace the mess that is submit_button()
Ticket:Â #21598
Last Updated September 11

Screen Options/Help Redux

Details:Â Move Screen Options and Help into the toolbar.
Status:Â PUNTED. UI designs done. PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher mostly done. CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. for screen options in progress. Help still needs help.
Assigned to:Â Chelsea, Ryan Boren, Mel Choyce, ryelle, others (?)
Ticket:Â #21583

AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (

Visible :focus in adminadmin (and super admin) screens

Status:Â In trunk.
What is left:Â Any style adjustments and bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. fixes.
Assigned to:Â Dave Martin, Sergey, Graham Armfield
Ticket:Â #21324
Last Updated September 18

Add “Skip to” accessibility shortcuts

Status:Â In trunk.
What is left:Â UI/design review of the shortcuts; fix a bug in Chrome.
Ticket:Â #21471, #21310
Assigned to:Â Dave Martin, Andrew Ozz, Graham Armfield
Last Updated September 18

CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. Accessibility

Details:Â Make the customizer accessible. Until this happens, we cannot disable redundant screens that have feature parity (like Headers, Backgrounds, etc.)
Status:Â Initial patch is ready for testing.
Assigned to:Â Dave Martin, Aaron Jorbin
Ticket:Â #21283
Last Updated September 18


HiDPI Admin

Status:Â DONE. Only thing left is double-check everything.
Assigned to:Â Helen, Ozz, Taylor
Tickets:Â #21019
Last Updated September 18

About screen

Details:Â Implement a APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. to serve screenshots from The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. These can even be localized. Always serve 2x into img tags.
Status:Â Not Started
Timeline:Â Can be back-burnered until mid-October, when we start building the about page.
Assigned to:Â Otto
Ticket:Â #21805
Last Updated September 5, pre-chat

Theme screenshots

Details:Â Reduce items per page (infinite scroll will kick in) to speed up the page load. Adjust theme guidelines for authors to ship a 2x’d image.
Status:Â DONE. Guidelines will be in place for 3.5.
Ticket:Â #21388

Backgrounds, Headers, Featured Images, User Uploads

Status:Â PUNTED. Need to try this in a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party first, and wait for media.
Ticket:Â #21455, #21389, #21038
Last Updated September 5 (post-chat)

Twenty Twelve

Status:Â Dealing with miscellaneous bugs.
Last Updated September 27

Removing Link Manager

Status: In trunk. Can be released as-is.
What is done:
 Disabled by default for new installs.
What is left:

  1. Remove the bank of default links if that’s all the user has.
  2. Install the Link Manager plugin on upgrade.
  3. Move the admin code into a plugin.
  4. Move all of the code into a plugin.

Potential routes:Â Considering #1 for 3.5, maybe #2 as well. Considering #3 and #4 for 3.6 and/or 3.7. This places a priority on eliminating the UI debt prior to eliminating the technical debt.
Ticket:Â #21307
Last Updated September 5, pre-chat

Multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site

Multisite in a subdirectory

Status:Â DONE
Assigned to:Â Jaquith, Nacin
Ticket:Â #19796

Remove ms-files

Status:Â DONE
Assigned to:Â Nacin
Ticket:Â #19235


XML-RPC Revision Management

Details:Â Adding ability to view and restore revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision.
Assigned to:Â Max Cutler, Jorge Bernal, and mobile team
Status:Â DONE
Tickets:Â #21397

XML-RPC User Management

Details:Â wp.getUsers, wp.getUser, wp.getProfile, wp.editProfile
Assigned to:Â Max Cutler and mobile team
Status:Â In trunk. Changes might be needed for wp.getUsers.
Tickets:Â #18428
Last Updated September 20

Turn XML-RPC on by default

Details:Â Turn XML-RPC on by default; hide the UI option; add a filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output.
Assigned to:Â Nacin
Status:Â DONE
Ticket:Â #21509

Remove AtomPub from coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.

Details:Â Remove AtomPub from core; remove the UI option; make it a plugin
Assigned to:Â Nacin, Scott Taylor
Status:Â DONE. Plugin needs testing.
Ticket:Â #21866
Last Updated September 11