GitHub + Trello Integration

Learn the best use cases for a GitHub-Trello integration, what fields are synced between the two tools, and your customization options.

GitHub and Trello, when used in combination, allow for various live visualizations of your team's work. Lists, Kanban boards, calendars... More possibilities to make everyone you work with organized and happy, whether they are developers or not!

What is synced?

GitHub   Trello
Issue Title ←→ Card Title
Issue Description ←→ Card Description
State ←→ List
Comments ←→ Comments
Assignees ←→ Assignees
Labels ←→ Labels
Milestone Due Date ←→ Due Date
Attachments Description Footer
Linke to Issue Link to Issue
Description Footer ←→ Link to Card
Created By ←→ Description Footer
Description Footer ←→ Issue Type
Description Footer ←→ Milestone


What is not synced?

  • GitHub checklists: GitHub checklists are not yet supported by Unito.
  • GitHub Project: Projects can't be synced by Unito because of a limitation with GitHub's API.
  • Mentions: Unito does not support user mentions in titles, descriptions, or comments.

Customization options for Unito's Trello GitHub integration

Here are all the available options for Trello and GitHub users:

Sync closed items

Unito will automatically sync open items automatically, but here is how you can sync closed items.

Add rules to filter by tag or label

Unito will sync all work items by default but you can customize your workflow by syncing just some of them  by tag or label.

Add rules to filter by issue type 

You can filter GitHub issues by type in a flow  synced to Trello (Issue, Pull-Request, or both).

One-way syncing

You can choose to sync only from Trello to GitHub or GitHub from Trello. Here is how it works by changing flow direction.

Map your GitHub users to Trello board members

Here is a complete article on how to sync teammates.

Add GitHub issue number to Trello card titles

Unito doesn't sync the issue number by default but you can add issue numbers to Trello card titles in the flow settings under the Trello tab.


If you're looking for help building this flow with Unito, you can follow this step-by-step guide to connecting GitHub and Trello with Unito.