Apply the 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."

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

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

  3. Select the checkbox next to the items you want to apply a label to. Issues metadata checkbox

  4. In the upper-right corner, click Label, then start typing help wanted or good first issue. Click the label's name to associate it with the selected items. Issues Milestone assignment drop-down

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