#6745 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Documentation: Headings linked to from table of contents anchor links need unique ids

Reported by: zoonini's profile zoonini Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Developer Hub Keywords:


In the newly redesigned Documentation section (including the Developer Hub), there is an "In this article" table of contents box at the top right.

The Issue

So far in my testing, none of those links seems to be working – clicking the links in the table of contents does nothing.

Example of an anchor link in the "In this article" TOC on the "Debugging in WordPress" page:

The problem seems to stem from the fact that the heading tags referenced by the anchor links don't each have unique id. For example:

<h2 class="wp-block-heading">Debugging Plugins</h2>

Whereas shouldn't it be:

<h2 class="wp-block-heading" id="debugging-plugins">Debugging Plugins</h2>


Please note that I chose the "Developer Hub" component from the dropdown, but the issue seems to affect multiple areas within the new Documentation area, so please feel free to adjust if there's a better, broader one (HelpHub?).

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Change History (4)

17 months ago

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#1 @dufresnesteven
17 months ago

This should be fixed now. Thanks for the ticket.

#2 @zoonini
17 months ago

@dufresnesteven Confirmed, seems fixed. Thanks for the quick action!

#3 @dufresnesteven
17 months ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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