Article version: GitHub.com
Creating an issue
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.
You can open a new issue based on code from an existing pull request. For more information, see "Opening an issue from code."
You can open a new issue directly from a comment in an issue or a pull request review. For more information, see "Opening an issue from a comment."
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 "About project boards" and "Adding notes to a project board."
Tips: Project maintainers can choose to:
- Create an issue template for a repository. Templates include prompts for information in the body of an issue. For more information, see "About issue and pull request templates."
- Disable issues for a repository. For more information, see "Disabling issues." Pull requests can't be turned off and are always available.
On GitHub, navigate to the main page of the repository.
Under your repository name, click Issues.
Click New issue.
If there are multiple issue types, click Get started next to the type of issue you'd like to open.
Type a title and description for your issue.
When you're finished, click Submit new issue.