We want to make it easy for you to track your work with GitHub Projects, but noticed a few issues get in the way of a seamless experience. Project automation helps keep your issues in sync with your development process but created a problem with your column prioritization by placing moved issues at the top of the list. We also updated the issue sidebar to help show you where an item was in your project board flow but required you to navigate away to make any changes.
The projects section of the issue sidebar was updated to better convey related project information. Closed projects are now collapsed in the sidebar by default so you can focus on the most relevant information. Additionally, you can change the issue’s project column directly from the issue page without needing to navigate away.
Now, any issues moved via automation or the inline sidebar will move to the bottom of the destination column. However, any “Done” automation triggers will continue to move issues to the top of the column so that your team can always see what was recently finished.
We hope this change makes your workflow smoother, but we can always make changes to improve. Let us know how the issue sidebar changes are working for you, and if there’s anything we can do to help.