How to Estimate stand alone Tasks and Bugs using Story Points

We use Stories and Story Points to estimate work and track Velocity in our Sprints.

However, our Backlog also contains a number of stand-alone Tasks and Bugs, which do not warrant their own Stories.

When we plan our Sprints we want to be able to plan for some of these stand-alone Tasks and Bugs to be included in our Estimation process (and later when tracking Velocity).

One idea we had was to create a Miscellaneous Story, which we could use for the Estimation/Story Points, but the exsting Tasks and Bugs can't be assigned to the Story; the best we could do would be to link the Story and the other tickets as related.  

That feels like a really clunky solution to a problem that many teams must be facing.

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SOLVED:  Go to Admin > Issues > Fields > Custom Fields to enable the Estimates/Story Points field for any ticket type

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