When you create issue templates for your repository using the issue template builder, they'll be available for contributors to use when they open new issues in the repository.

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

  2. Under your repository name, click Settings. Repository settings button

  3. In the "Features" section, under "Issues," click Start template setup. Start template setup button

  4. Use the Add template drop-down menu, and click on the type of template you'd like to create. Add template drop-down menu
  5. To preview or edit the template before committing it to the repository, click Preview and edit. Preview and edit button
  6. To edit the template, click , and type in the fields to edit their contents. Issue template edit button
  7. When you're finished editing and previewing your template, click Propose changes in the upper right corner of the page. Propose changes button
  8. Enter a commit message describing your changes. Issue template commit message field
  9. Below the commit message fields, decide whether to commit your template directly to the default branch, or to create a new branch and open a pull request. For more information about pull requests, see "About pull requests." Issue template commit to master or open pull request choice
  10. Click Commit changes. Once these changes are merged into the default branch, the template will be available for contributors to use when they open new issues in the repository.

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