Helping new contributors find your project with labels
help wanted and
good first issue labels to issues in your repository to highlight opportunities for people to contribute to your project.
You can apply these labels to issues in your public repository so that people can find them when searching by labels. For more information about searching by labels, see "Searching issues and pull requests."
To attract new contributors, issues with labels that start with
good first issue or
help wanted are featured on the user dashboard, search, and topic pages.
For more information on when you'll see repository updates on your user dashboard, see "About your personal dashboard."
On GitHub, navigate to the main page of the repository.
Under your repository name, click Issues.
Select the checkbox next to the items you want to apply a label to.
In the upper-right corner, click Label, then start typing
good first issue. You can click the label's name to associate it with the selected items, or you can edit the default label to add customized text after
good first issue.