How to add a custom set of issue Labels to Gitlab CE

Paolo Mioni
Sep 24 · 2 min read

If you’re using Gitlab CE internally in your company, and you’re making heavy use of its internal Issue tracking system:

  1. you might be unhappy with the default set of labels available for you Issues and Boards.
  2. you might want to create your own set of labels and apply the same set to several repositories, once you’ve standardized your internal workflow.

We were satisfying both conditions 1. and 2., so the valiant Fabio Savina, a member of our team at HCE.it, decided to create a custom NPM script to help us in our plight. You can find it here:

It allows you to:

How to use it:

The code is not perfect and might not work with all versions of Gitlab CE, but at least that’s a start! If something isn’t working, or if you need a new feature, please file a bug report in Github Issues here.

The default list of labels we use are the following:

Default list of labels for Gitlab Issues

Thanks for your time, if there are any errors or if you have any suggestions let us know in the comments below!

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A blog by Italian web design company HCE.IT. Tech, humour, code and nonsense.

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CTO and co-founder at HCE.IT: lover of front-end development, complex technical problems and noisy electric guitars.

HCEverything

A blog by Italian web design company HCE.IT. Tech, humour, code and nonsense.

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