Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Earn badges and make progress

You're on your way to the next level! Join the Kudos program to earn points and save your progress.

Deleted user Avatar
Deleted user

Level 1: Seed

25 / 150 points

Next: Root


1 badge earned


Participate in fun challenges

Challenges come and go, but your rewards stay with you. Do more to earn more!


Gift kudos to your peers

What goes around comes around! Share the love by gifting kudos to your peers.


Rise up in the ranks

Keep earning points to reach the top of the leaderboard. It resets every quarter so you always have a chance!


Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

Getting Repeating Cards to appear Quarterly

I have set up several monthly tasks to repeat on my Trello board on a given day each month successfully.  

But I am utterly stymied getting a quarterly repeating task set up.

For example.  I have a quarterly task.  I want it to show up on the first day of February 2018 and repeat every three months thereafter.  

> I create the card with the next (first) due date: February 1, 2018.

> Select "Repeat" from the right hand menu

> Moving through the buttons of pull down menus, I set:

- "Repeats" = "Monthly"

- "On the" = "1st"

- "At" = 12:00 PM

- "Every" = "3 months"

- and set the list and position I desire.  

Problem is:  Trello insists on the following result.  "You will see this card repeat on January 1, 2018 and April 1, 2018."

It appears that when you set up a card to repeat in an interval measured in multiple months, Trello always assumes the NEXT month from the time of task creation MUST be the next occurrence. 

I suppose I can wait until January to create this repeating task, at which time the next occurrence that Trello will calculate will be correct.

But really: Is there no way to set up quarterly (or semi-annual, or every other month) tasks more than 30 days ahead of time?  What I really want (need) to do (to get off my old task management software) is be able to put ALL my recurring tasks into Trello.  

6 answers

0 votes
Salomao Rosa
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Apr 21, 2023

Great news, Trellists!

We've recently added new functionality to Trello's built-in scheduled automation, which allows you to create new commands using a multi-day selection. You can even use the command find card to create scheduled repeating cards!

To learn more about these changes, please take a look at our community post here:

This is definitely a drawback. I'm wondering if simply adding a field to "set next date" to the options in the repeater would give us the flexibility we need. Then when entered, it moves the repeat start date to that next one then follows the designated interval from there.

Setting up your year for quarters or any other interval seems like a very frequently needed use case.

Hi I am having the same difficulty & have looked at Zapier and it doesn't seem to solve the problem.  I subscribed to the paid for Trello because I wanted both the calendar option and also the card repeater.  I want to set a card with a due date of 1st March 1st June 1st Sept 1st Dec, but the card repeater wont let me do this.

Thank you.  That is disappointing, but I appreciate the answer.

0 votes
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Dec 05, 2017

Hi Mark,


Unfortunately, there is no way to schedule a repeating card for later on. In your case, what you describe is correct, that Trello will always repeat the card on the first date that matches the repeat schedule, and then every whatever frequency you specify. I know this is a little limiting—I've had to work around that myself, but that's how the Repeater works for now. I'll make sure our team knows you're looking for a little more flexibility there!


You can also consider setting up card repeats through Zapier, which has more options for frequency or repeat schedules, so might end up fitting your needs a little better. You can check it out here:

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
AUG Leaders

Atlassian Community Events