You can copy a project board to quickly create a new project. Copying frequently used or highly customized project boards helps standardize your workflow.

Copying a project board allows you to reuse a project board's, title, description, and automation configuration. You can copy project boards to eliminate the manual process of creating new project boards for similar workflows.

You must have read access to a project board to copy it to a repository or organization where you have write access.

When you copy a project board to an organization, the project board's visibility will default to private, with an option to change the visibility. For more information, see "Changing project board visibility."

A project board's automation is also enabled by default. For more information, see "About automation for project boards."

Copying a repository project board

  1. On GitHub, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  2. Under your repository name, click Projects. Project tab

  3. In the projects list, click the name of the project board. Select project

  4. In your project board, click Menu. Menu icon in the project board header

  5. Under "Menu", click . Menu icon with the Edit, Copy, and Settings options

  6. In the drop-down menu, click Copy. Copy option in the sidebar menu

  7. Under "Owner", use the drop-down menu and click the repository or organization where you want to copy the project board. Select owner of copied project board from drop-down menu

  8. Optionally, under "Project board name", type the name of the copied project board. Field to type a name for the copied project board

  9. Optionally, under "Description", type a description of the copied project board that other people will see. Field to type a description for the copied project board

  10. Optionally, under "Automation settings", select whether you want to copy the configured automatic workflows. This option is enabled by default. For more information, see "About automation for project boards." Select automation settings for copied project board

  11. Click Copy project. Confirm Copy button

Copying an organization-wide project board

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub, click your profile photo, then click Your profile. Profile photo

  2. On the left side of your profile page, under "Organizations", click the icon for your organization. organization icons

  3. Under your organization name, click Projects. Projects tab for your organization

  4. In the projects list, click the name of the project board. Select project

  5. In your project board, click Menu. Menu icon in the project board header

  6. Under "Menu", click . Menu icon with the Edit, Copy, and Settings options

  7. In the drop-down menu, click Copy. Copy option in the sidebar menu

  8. Under "Owner", use the drop-down menu and click the repository or organization where you want to copy the project board. Select owner of copied project board from drop-down menu

  9. Optionally, under "Project board name", type the name of the copied project board. Field to type a name for the copied project board

  10. Optionally, under "Description", type a description of the copied project board that other people will see. Field to type a description for the copied project board

  11. Optionally, under "Automation settings", select whether you want to copy the configured automatic workflows. This option is enabled by default. For more information, see "About automation for project boards." Select automation settings for copied project board

  12. Under "Visibility", select select whether you want your copied project board to be private or public. Select visibility settings for copied project board

  13. Click Copy project. Confirm Copy button