Custom Fields power-up behaviour has adversely changed

I checked into my Trello boards today and saw that the Custom Fields power-up has changed. Please advise how I would now: 

  • change the name of the custom fields button
  • hide a field from the front of the card
  • add icons/emoji to the field name to provide visual reference point
  • create a rating system for cards using star emoji

Additionally, before the change, a text field with a hyperlink could be clicked on to go straight to the link destination. Now what's gone from a single middle-click action, has turned into a multi-step process:

  1. enter the field
  2. copy the link to the clipboard
  3. browse to a new tab 
  4. 'paste and go' into the address bar


  1. enter the field
  2. triple-click to select
  3. right-click for context menu
  4. navigate to and select 'Go to ...' menu option

I'll be honest, these changes become more than a bit of a productivity drag, as well as cluttering up the board with secondary information that needs to be captured, but doesn't need to be presented on the card fronts.

What's the plan to make this a useful feature again?


1 answer

Hi Jag,


Yes, we did release a major foundational update to Custom Fields that's come with a handful of changes. Many of these were necessary in order to allow for further updates down the road, but we've made a series of updates throughout the week to address some of these and other comments.


That said, you're not able to change the name of the Custom Fields button, or hide the fields from the front of the card at this time, though we're tracking those requests!


We removed the emoji picker, that's true, but you can always use your native OS's emoji picker:


We did add back a clickable arrow for when we detect that the text is a hyperlink which will let you in one click open the link. We're working on it!

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