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Issue Templates for Jira

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Last updated Apr 8, 2019

Use as a template

This section provides information on how to use particular issue and convert it to a template.

Use as a template option allows to create a new template from an existing issue.


After installing Issue Templates for Jira, Use as a template feature is disabled.


To start using it, you need to:

  1. Navigate to Administration > Manage Add-ons.
  2. Expand Issue Templates for Jira.
  3. Click on modules enabled list.
  4. Select Create template from this issue (issue-templates-issue-to-template).

  5. Click Enable.


Use as a template is enabled.

Restarting Jira doesn’t affect the configuration. If you enable Use as a template and restart Jira, settings will be kept.

App installation won’t change Use as a template settings. Use as a template feature will still be enabled.



To create a new template from an existing issue.

  1. Select More > Use as a template.
  2. Fill in template’s parameters on a screen.


    Name of template should be unique, because users search templates by its title. Read more here.


    Project and issue type values are filled in automatically based on current issue’s specification. You can change these values at any time. If you’d like to read more about availability settings, click here.

    Choose languages to limit visibility of your template to a particular language-speaking group of users.

  3. Click Create to save all changes.


Issue became a template and can be found in template’s repository.