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JIRA 5.x Development Cookbook by Jobin Kuruvilla

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Re-ordering fields in the View Issue page

It is always difficult to satisfy everyone in a big user community and so it proves with the JIRA's View Issue page. While some people love it, some think there are simple improvements possible that would result in huge customer satisfaction.

One such area is the layout of the View Issue page. While it is neatly organized in terms of the code, the order in which they appear seems to be a strong contender for change in many cases.

For example, in the View Issue page, the summary of the issue is followed by standard issue fields like Status, Priority, versions, Component/s, and so on. It is then followed by the custom fields and then comes the description of the issue. This can sometimes be a pain, for example, ...

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