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A Sphinx extension for linking to your project's issue tracker

Project Description

A Sphinx extension for linking to your project’s issue tracker. Includes roles for linking to both issues and user profiles, with built-in support for GitHub (though this works with other services).


For an example usage, check out marshmallow’s changelog, which makes use of the roles in this library.

Installation and Configuration

$ pip install sphinx-issues

Add sphinx_issues to extensions in your If your project is on Github, add the issues_github_path config variable. Otherwise, use issues_uri.

# docs/

extensions = [

# Github repo
issues_github_path = 'sloria/marshmallow'

# equivalent to
issues_uri = '{issue}'


Use the :issue: role in your docs like so:

See issue :issue:`42`

See issues :issue:`12,13`

Use the :user: role in your docs to link to user profiles (Github by default, but can be configured via the issues_user_uri config variable).

Thanks to :user:`bitprophet` for the idea!

You can also use explicit names if you want to use a different name than the github user name:

This change is due to :user:`Andreas Mueller <amueller>`.


Credit goes to Jeff Forcier for his work on the releases extension, which is a full-featured solution for generating changelogs. I just needed a quick way to reference Github issues in my docs, so I yoinked the bits that I needed.


MIT licensed. See the bundled LICENSE file for more details.


0.4.0 (2017-11-25)

  • Raise ValueError if neither issues_uri nor issues_github_path is set. Thanks @jnothman for the PR.

0.3.1 (2017-01-16)

  • setup returns metadata, preventing warnings about parallel reads and writes. Thanks @jfinkels for reporting.

0.3.0 (2016-10-20)

  • Support anchor text for :user: role. Thanks @jnothman for the suggestion and thanks @amueller for the PR.

0.2.0 (2014-12-22)

  • Add :user: role for linking to Github user profiles.

0.1.0 (2014-12-21)

  • Initial release.

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