Note: Issue forms are currently in beta for GitHub.com only.
About YAML syntax for issue forms
You can create custom issue forms by adding a YAML form definition file to the
/.github/ISSUE_TEMPLATE folder in your repository. If you're new to YAML and want to learn more, see "Learn YAML in Y minutes." You can define different input types, validations, default assignees, and default labels for your issue forms.
When a contributor fills out an issue form, their responses for each input are converted to markdown and added to the body of an issue. Contributors can edit their issues that were created with issue forms and other people can interact with the issues like an issue created through other methods.
Issue forms are not supported for pull requests. You can create pull request templates in your repositories for collaborators to use. For more information, see "Creating a pull request template for your repository."
This example YAML configuration file defines an issue form using several inputs to report a bug.
required field key is only supported in public repositories. In private and internal repositories, all fields are optional.
name: Bug Report description: File a bug report title: "[Bug]: " labels: ["bug", "triage"] assignees: - octocat body: - type: markdown attributes: value: | Thanks for taking the time to fill out this bug report! - type: input id: contact attributes: label: Contact Details description: How can we get in touch with you if we need more info? placeholder: ex. firstname.lastname@example.org validations: required: false - type: textarea id: what-happened attributes: label: What happened? description: Also tell us, what did you expect to happen? placeholder: Tell us what you see! value: "A bug happened!" validations: required: true - type: dropdown id: version attributes: label: Version description: What version of our software are you running? options: - 1.0.2 (Default) - 1.0.3 (Edge) validations: required: true - type: dropdown id: browsers attributes: label: What browsers are you seeing the problem on? multiple: true options: - Firefox - Chrome - Safari - Microsoft Edge - type: textarea id: logs attributes: label: Relevant log output description: Please copy and paste any relevant log output. This will be automatically formatted into code, so no need for backticks. render: shell - type: checkboxes id: terms attributes: label: Code of Conduct description: By submitting this issue, you agree to follow our [Code of Conduct](https://example.com) options: - label: I agree to follow this project's Code of Conduct required: true
All issue form configuration files must begin with
body key-value pairs.
name: description: body:
You can set the following top-level keys for each issue form.
|A name for the issue form template. Must be unique from all other templates, including Markdown templates.||Required||String|
|A description for the issue form template, which appears in the template chooser interface.||Required||String|
|Definition of the input types in the form.||Required||Array|
|People who will be automatically assigned to issues created with this template.||Optional||Array or comma-delimited string|
|Labels that will automatically be added to issues created with this template. If a label does not already exist in the repository, it will not be automatically added to the issue.||Optional||Array or comma-delimited string|
|A default title that will be pre-populated in the issue submission form.||Optional||String|
For the available
body input types and their syntaxes, see "Syntax for GitHub's form schema."
Converting a Markdown issue template to a YAML issue form template
You can use both Markdown and YAML issue templates in your repository. If you want to convert a Markdown issue template to a YAML issue form template, you must create a new YAML file to define the issue form. You can manually transpose an existing Markdown issue template to a YAML issue form. For more information, see "Configuring issue templates for your repository."
If you want to use the same file name for your YAML issue form, you must delete the Markdown issue template when you commit the new file to your repository.
An example of a Markdown issue template and a corresponding YAML issue form template are below.
Markdown issue template
--- name: 🐞 Bug about: File a bug/issue title: '[BUG] <title>' labels: Bug, Needs Triage assignees: '' --- <!-- Note: Please search to see if an issue already exists for the bug you encountered. --> ### Current Behavior: <!-- A concise description of what you're experiencing. --> ### Expected Behavior: <!-- A concise description of what you expected to happen. --> ### Steps To Reproduce: <!-- Example: steps to reproduce the behavior: 1. In this environment... 2. With this config... 3. Run '...' 4. See error... --> ### Environment: <!-- Example: - OS: Ubuntu 20.04 - Node: 13.14.0 - npm: 7.6.3 --> ### Anything else: <!-- Links? References? Anything that will give us more context about the issue that you are encountering! -->
YAML issue form template
name: 🐞 Bug description: File a bug/issue title: "[BUG] <title>" labels: [Bug, Needs Triage] body: - type: checkboxes attributes: label: Is there an existing issue for this? description: Please search to see if an issue already exists for the bug you encountered. options: - label: I have searched the existing issues required: true - type: textarea attributes: label: Current Behavior description: A concise description of what you're experiencing. validations: required: false - type: textarea attributes: label: Expected Behavior description: A concise description of what you expected to happen. validations: required: false - type: textarea attributes: label: Steps To Reproduce description: Steps to reproduce the behavior. placeholder: | 1. In this environment... 2. With this config... 3. Run '...' 4. See error... validations: required: false - type: textarea attributes: label: Environment description: | examples: - **OS**: Ubuntu 20.04 - **Node**: 13.14.0 - **npm**: 7.6.3 value: | - OS: - Node: - npm: render: markdown validations: required: false - type: textarea attributes: label: Anything else? description: | Links? References? Anything that will give us more context about the issue you are encountering! Tip: You can attach images or log files by clicking this area to highlight it and then dragging files in. validations: required: false