Creating Template Cards

Creating a template card

Turning a card into a template will automatically toggle on the template feature for that card and show a badge on the front of the template card, in addition to the Card Template icon.

You can actively collaborate on this card template and all new card created from the template will show the most up-to-date version. However, cards created by the template before the changes will not update automatically. 

Opening the card will also show a the card template banner, and allow you to quickly create a new card based on that template from the card back.

You can create a new card based on a template on each list by clicking the 'Create from template' icon.

You will see each Card Template created on that board, and clicking the card will make a copy in your selected list.

Make a card template into a normal card

You can always change a template back to a regular card by clicking the “Template” button in the “Actions” section of the card back menu.

Hiding a template card

Once a card has become a template, you can hide the card from the list by clicking the 'Hide from list' option on the card back. Hiding the card from the list will archive the card, but allow you to continue creating new cards using the Template button on each list. 

Deleting a template card will also delete the original card. You can convert a template back to a card by clicking the Template option on the card back.

Share a card template with other boards

Card templates are not shared between boards. As a workaround, you can create a new card from the template and move the card to another board. Once the card belongs to the new board it can become a new card template.


Templates on mobile

Card templates created on the web can be used to create new cards on the Trello mobile app. Mobile users have the option to keep or remove a card template's checklist.

Editing a template on mobile

Template editing and creation are not available in the mobile app currently. As a workaround, templates can be edited on the web using a mobile device's browser.

What if I still have questions? 

We’re happy to help! Reach out to us on our contact page and we can answer any questions or concerns that you might have about card templates.