Create a GitHub Issue Template
March 01, 2020
Similar to PR templates, issue templates are another favorite of mine when setting up projects on GitHub. You've probably seen them if you've opened an issue on an open source project. It looks like this:
If you prefer to learn by watching, you can find this on egghead.
Here's how you can set it up:
- Create a
.githubdirectory at the root of your project
- Create an
ISSUE_TEMPLATEdirectory inside the
- Add a file called
bug_report.md. Here's an example:
---name: Bug report 🐞about: Create a report to help us improvetitle: ''labels: bugassignees: ''---**Describe the bug**A clear and concise description of what the bug is.**To Reproduce**Steps to reproduce the behavior:1. Go to '...'2. Click on '....'3. Scroll down to '....'4. See error**Expected behavior**A clear and concise description of what you expected to happen.**Screenshots**If applicable, add screenshots to help explain your problem.**Desktop (please complete the following information):**- Browser [e.g. chrome, safari]- Version [e.g. 22]**Additional context**Add any other context about the problem here.
I usually set one up for feature requests too. If you want to do that, create a file called
feature_request.md and markdown like this:
---name: Feature Request 💡about: Suggest a new idea for the project.labels: enhancement---## SummaryBrief explanation of the feature.### Basic exampleIf the proposal involves a new or changed API, include a basic code example. Omit this section if it's not applicable.### MotivationWhy are we doing this? What use cases does it support? What is the expected outcome?
- Make sure these changes are on the default branch
- Open an issue and viola! See your template in action.
Enjoy the added benefits of using issue templates!