The media component is a very large and highly-used component in WordPress—including sub-components like media uploading, the media editor, galleries, embeds, media template functions, etc. Maintaining such a large part of the codebase is a formidable task, and frankly, one that could use some extra love. As of this writing, there are 268 open tickets attributed to the media component, many of which haven’t received much attention. A release focused on bug-fixes is a perfect opportunity to reverse this trend. Get involved The team around the media component has gotten a bit light over the past few releases. If you’re interested in assisting with this effort, leave a comment on this post or reach out in the #core-images channel on Slack. We could use help on everything from reproducing bugs and verifying patches, to writing patches and unit tests. If you’re looking for a way to get involved in core development, this is a great place to get started. Weekly bug scrubs
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