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I have a workflow with statuses (with more statuses than just ToDo, I Progress and Done). I would like to color them differently.
Is this possible ?
Thanks for your help
The status colours refer to status categories - To Do (Grey), In Progress (Blue) and Done (Green)
On classic workflows, you can change the colour of a status between these categories - but this is applied site-wide rather than per flow. To do this you'll need to be a Jira Admin:
Next-Gen works differently - as the workflow is based on the board, the first column/status is in the "To Do" category, the last in "Done" and everything inbetween is in the "In Progress" category.
If you want more colours, you'll need to get an app for this - such as New Status Colors PRO for Jira Cloud
Following your instructions, I'm able to change the category of the status label, say, from "to do" to "in progress".
I think what people are asking is "Can we have the old color scheme back?" In particular, can a Jira Administrator edit the color that is associated with all of the "in progress" status categories so that it is the old amber color rather than the new blue color?
Found this thread while trying to figure out how to solve the same thing.
I'm amazed we can't set our own categories and colour schemes for those categories and statuses. I am a bit of a Jira fan, but this might be a deal breaker for me as it stops me getting the boards to flow in same way as our company processes (which are colour orientated)
Hi @Todd Dowty
The colours are just to differentiate the category names - which do more than just colour the Statuses.
Some alternatives are...
You can also see a good (albeit old) explanation as to why Atlassian won't add custom colouring on JRACLOUD-36241
I search for it under apps and nothing comes up.
Yes, a team-managed project. Is that why I can't find it - Does it need to be a company managed project?
EDIT: Just had a quick play around with a company managed sand box project. Nothing doing. Found card colours under board settings, but that's not what I need. Such a shame as I like Jira but, with such limited flex for board layout, I simply can't get it to fit with my processes.
This is really annoying. I'm blocked from being able to use my own color scheme because atlassian basically says so. Cool well good to know. My company has been evaluating different project management solutions for awhile. I won't be recommending one that doesn't give me the flexibility I need.
I need to be able to color code the timelines and only have three colors to use is just worthless for my purposes.
Also, what's with the icons?! How does this help!? They are so arbitrary they make no sense. Not like a color code.
So I can create a 'Rejected' status and it will have the same colour (green) same as 'Done' or 'Resolved'...
I have a hard time believing this.
First of all, this is not a hard thing to implement.
Secondly, colour coding is the 101 basics of project management. How can this be missed or ignored?
@masqu3rad3 Yes, I know, it's mind boggling.
I'll be honest enough to admit that I've moved back to Jira.
I had moved to ClickUp as that is way more flexible in letting you set up your boards how YOU want them not how THEY want them. But....
The free plan didn't support story points after X number of points. And that was completely useless. Worse than a lack of colour co-ordination. And I wasn't prepared to step up to a paid plan without being sure it was the right choice (which I wasn't at that stage).
So, for the sake of decent story pointing and reporting, here I am back on Jira bitching about the [lack of] colours! LOL.
I will be also honest enough to say I wasn't thinking to move somewhere else :)
My company (and many other companies I have worked for and heard) uses Jira so I am familiar with it and willing to keep using it for my personal projects.
The only thing I am having a hard time understanding is that it looks like a really simple thing. I would understand if they were limiting this colour-coding functionality for non-subscription users but apparently, it applies to paid plans too.
I can only hope if we complain enough they may fix it.