I’m using Bitbucket’s issues feature to track bugs and enhancements on a project I’m working on.

By default, it seems to sort the list of issues by last updated, or similar. This is a bit annoying when I want to quickly note down an issue, but deal with it after a few other more pressing issues, or put e.g. three issues in order of priority.

Can I order the list arbitrarily?

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From Admin > Issue tracker settings of your project you are able to add Components, Versions and Milestones. Once you'll add them then you will be able to sort them by these options and can create as many as you wish.


Clicking the “Bump!” button at the bottom of each issue puts that issue to the top of the default sort order.

  • I would say that this is not very practical if you have a lot of issues, because you have to do it a particular order and if you'll miss something then you will have to bump again..!
    – Lipis
    Jun 21, 2011 at 8:55
  • @Lipis: yah, I know. That’s why I asked the question in the first place. Unfortunately, there don’t seem to be any other options. Jun 21, 2011 at 11:03
  • @Paul I still think its better to organize your issues in categories/versions so you can easily order them by version number for example.
    – Lipis
    Jun 21, 2011 at 11:28
  • @Lipis: oh sure, that definitely helps. But you’re still going to have multiple issues in each milestone/version, which you can’t re-order arbitrarily (as far as I can tell) except via “bump”. And also (again, as far as I can tell), you can’t re-order milestones/versions arbitrarily, so you have to be careful with your version/milestone names to allow inserting one halfway down your list. Jun 21, 2011 at 11:32
  • @Paul all that if the order of the issues is that important.. better idea is to close the issues and have that list empty.. hehe :) gl on whatever you'll do...
    – Lipis
    Jun 21, 2011 at 12:59

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