Issues can be used to keep track of bugs, enhancements, or other requests.

Any GitHub user can create an issue in a public repository where issues have not been disabled.

If you're using a project board to track and prioritize your work, you can convert project board notes to issues. For more information, see "Adding notes to a project board."

Tips: Project maintainers can choose to:

  • Create an issue template for a repository. Templates include prompts for information the project's maintainers prefer to see in the body of an issue.
  • Disable issues for a repository. (Pull requests can't be turned off and are always available.)
  1. On GitHub, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  2. Under your repository name, click Issues. Issues tab

  3. Click New issue. New Issues button

  4. Type a title and description for your issue. A sample issue
  5. If you're a project maintainer, you can assign the issue to someone, add it to a project board, associate it with a milestone, or apply a label.
  6. When you're finished, click Submit new issue.