Yes - you can! And we encourage it. There are two ways to move issues using the title and/or description of your pull request.

Moving an issue into your "Review" column based on a Pull Request (using GitHub's Closing Keywords)

You can use pull requests to move an issue card and its connected PR to your "Collaborator PR Start Column" (set to "In Progress" by default, and configurable in Settings->Columns). On the Waffle team, we have created a column called "Needs Review" which all Issues and their Connected PR's get automatically moved to using Waffle's pull request magic.

To move issues and their connected PR's automatically, you must use GitHub's closing keywords (fixes/closes/resolves) referenced here followed directly by the issue number which you'd like moved and connected to the PR in the title or description of the pull request. We will also assign the issue to the pull request creator automatically.

Moving an issue into In Progress with a Pull Request (using Waffle's "Connect" Keywords)

You can use pull requests to move an issue card and its connected PR to your "Work Started" column (set to "In Progress" by default, and configurable in Settings->Columns). The Waffle team uses the "Connect" keywords when we want to visually connect a pull request with a specific issue, but don't necessarily want to imply that merging that pull request into the default branch will close the referenced issue. This type of connection also implies that the referenced issue is still "in progress" and not yet "ready for review."

To move issues and their connected PR's into your Work Started column, you must use Waffle's closing keywords ("connects", "connect to", "connects to", "connected to") followed directly by the issue number which you'd like moved and connected to the PR in the title or description of the pull request. We will also assign the issue to the pull request creator automatically.

Read more about how Issues and PR's are visually connected in Waffle

Don't want to connect your pull requests to issues?

If you reference an issue number in your pull request title or description but DO NOT use GitHub's closing keywords or Waffle's "Connect" keywords prior to the issue reference, a separate PR Issue card will be displayed on your Waffle board for that pull request. Likewise, if no issue references are present in the pull request title or description, a separate PR Issue card will be displayed on your Waffle board.

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