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Trello - Add Checklist at Top by Default?

Instead of adding a Checklist at the bottom of the list of all Checklists on a card is there a way to reverse the order so added Checklist from the picker show up at the top by default? I'm trying to avoid having to drag/ drop most recently added checklists.

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Hi Ken,

Marta here, from Trello Support.

Thanks for sharing that with us. I'm afraid it's not possible to change that behavior right now. However, I understand how this would be beneficial so I’ll pass your interest in this on to our team for consideration—let me know if there's any additional info you'd like for me to send their way.

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Thanks Marta-

I appreciate your swift response. And, makes me feel kinda good to know you think it's beneficial, being able to optionally add Checklists at the top of existing Checklists by default. 

Keep up the great work!

My best,


If it is badly needed, i have a workaround which i use, when I have add a checklist

This is not straight forward and not using browser but via the API (curl request) from browser u can check and note the CardID (use network tab when u open card, u will be able to make out which is the card ID)

The below API call adds a checkinglist to the top as we mention `pos=top`  

curl --request POST --url '<Card ID>&name=<URL Encoded name or name without space>&pos=top&key=<Your API Key>&token=<Your API Token>'

You can generate your api token from here, look for "you can manually generate a Token."


Hope it helps

Not sure why Trello does not support this on UI, as they already have API support for it.

This is a 4 year old request, and it's one that I dearly want to see.  Please implement it!

Agreed. Found this thread as I was searching for solutions too. I'll send a ticket in as well as a direct request.

Adding checklists at the top of existing ones automatically would be very useful indeed

Is there an update to this feature bringing the checklist on top?

Yes, this must be implemented. It is limiting me incredible much in the way I am using cards and checklists right now, to the extent I am considering changing from Trello to something else.

Please take this request serious!



I, I suggest as well that Trello implements this option for having the new checklists on top of the card.



Hi Marta

I would like to re-iterate the need for the option to have new checklists go to the top of the card.

I have also sent a feature request email to the email address in the link you attached.

Hoping this feature gets implemented as soon as possible.

@Ken Wulf If you want to invest some time figuring out about Butler for Trello, then this might be a solution:

It does not work for me as I need the "add checklist to top of card" functionality on demand and not for all cards.

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