Statuses can be used to represent various phases an item goes through from start to finish.


Step 1: Create the status from project settings


To create a new status you need to be the project admin. 


1. Go to project settings > Go to status settings under "Work Items" section

2. Click on "+ Status"  > Give the status a name and a short description

3. Set the status category as,

        a. "Yet to start" if the status represents that work is yet to start on the project item.

        b. "Work in progress" if the status represents that work is in progress on the project item.

        c. "Completed" if the status represents that work is completed on the project item.

4. Optionally enable the "Allow users to estimate effort" setting so that project members can add effort for these statuses.


Step 2: Add the status to a workflow


After you create a status, you need to add it to a workflow. This is because statuses in Freshrelease are mapped to workflows and workflows are mapped to items.


Let's say you created a status called "Under Review" in the previous step, here's how you add it to a workflow


1. Go to project settings > Go to type settings under "Work Items" section

2. Click on the workflow name of the type that needs this new status > click on edit workflow

3. Based on your needs, you can add the status to an existing transition or create a new transition and add it.


Next: Unlock superpowers with workflows