We’re building improvements to the look and feel and navigation of JIRA Cloud. Recently, we’ve started enrolling some customer sites, currently customers that only have JIRA Core with no installed add-ons, into an early preview of the new experience. This rollout will continue over the next few months to all customers (JIRA Core, JIRA Software, and JIRA Service Desk). We’ve prepared a guide where you can learn more about the new JIRA experience: https://confluence.atlassian.com/migration/new-jira-experience. Also make note of the “Add-on specific changes” and “Known issues” at the end of this announcement.
This is an exciting change and we want to make sure that developers like you are kept informed and involved. To help you prepare, we would like to enable the early preview of the new JIRA experience on a site of your choice. Just fill out the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/RwpkyTLstI26Eks13.
Once it’s enabled, try it out and let us know what you think. We also encourage you to use this early preview to make any necessary changes to your add-on(s), as early as possible. To give us feedback about the new experience, use the Give feedback in your profile menu in JIRA.
Specific changes that may affect your add-on
One of our goals when building the new JIRA experience was to minimize the impact on existing add-ons. However, there are a few deprecated locations for modules as described below.
The major difference you’ll notice in the new JIRA experience is the new product sidebar. If your add-ons have menu items in the JIRA header today, they will now be rendered in the sidebar. The deprecated locations related to this change are listed below:
Currently, there is these known issues that we will be resolving:
- Logo and color customization settings do not work.
- JIRA Software has known issues regarding navigation and boards.