This is a GitHub Action which contains various automation to assist with managing the Gutenberg GitHub repository:

  • First Time Contributor: Adds the “First Time Contributor” label to pull requests merged on behalf of contributors that have not previously made a contribution, and prompts the user to link their GitHub account to their WordPress.org profile if necessary for release notes credit.
  • Add Milestone: Assigns the plugin release milestone to a pull request once it is merged.
  • Assign Fixed Issues: Adds assignee for issues which are marked to be “Fixed” by a pull request, and adds the “In Progress” label.

Installation and usage

To use the action, include it in your workflow configuration file:

on: pull_request
        runs-on: ubuntu-latest
            - uses: WordPress/gutenberg/packages/project-management-automation@trunk
                  github_token: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}



  • github_token: Required. GitHub API token to use for making API requests. This should be stored as a secret in the GitHub repository.



Contributing to this package

This is an individual package that’s part of the Gutenberg project. The project is organized as a monorepo. It’s made up of multiple self-contained software packages, each with a specific purpose. The packages in this monorepo are published to npm and used by WordPress as well as other software projects.

To find out more about contributing to this package or Gutenberg as a whole, please read the project’s main contributor guide.