Use GitHub’s Closing Keywords (fixes/closes/resolves) prior to a GitHub Issue number in your Pull Request title or description, and Waffle will move the referenced issue to your "New Collaborator PRs" column. Instead of the PR Issue appearing as a separate card on your board, the PR Issue will be nested beneath the referenced GitHub Issue.


Waffle assigns the referenced issue to the pull request creator automatically.

Example: If your Pull Request description for PR#17 is "This work closes #7", PR#17 will display nested beneath issue #7. The connected Issue and PR move as a single unit to your "New Collaborator PRs" column and your user is assigned as the creator of the pull request.

Note: If the pull request creator has never logged in to Waffle and we do not have a log in credential for them, your GitHub history will show that the actions above were taken by the team member who first created the project. If this behavior is confusing or not ideal for your team, you can have all team members log in to Waffle at least once, or contact us to assign a bot user for those actions.

Learn more:
Use Waffle's "Connect" Keyword

Getting Started Guide: Automating Status Updates with WaffleBot


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