Plugins Directory » Archive Issue Categories

Author: Tobias Fischer
Website: -
Code repository:
Registered on: 2014-09-17 (over 8 years ago)
Current version: 0.3.0
Compatible with: Redmine 3.4.x, 3.3.x, 3.2.x, 3.1.x, 3.0.x
User ratings:   (2)

Normal redmine behaviour when deleting unused/old issue categories is, that in old tickets that were once assigned to the now deleted category, you only see the category ID anymore instead of the category name.

So checking back on old issues is always a bit odd as you don't see all the information needed.

This plugin now allows you to archive issue categories. This means, to deactivate and hide them from the user without deleting them. This is nice because it doesn't break old tickets :-)

This plugin is an attempt to solve issue #16188.

Note: Current version of this plugin is only compatible with Redmine 3.0. If you want support for Redmine v2.6, download this package (plugin version 0.2.1)

Installation notes

  • Clone or download this repo into your redmine_root/plugins/ folder
    $ git clone
  • You have to run the plugin rake task (from the Redmine root directory) to provide the assets and migrate the database schema:
    $ rake redmine:plugins:migrate RAILS_ENV=production
  • Restart redmine


0.3.0 (2015-03-01)

Compatible with Redmine 3.4.x, 3.3.x, 3.2.x, 3.1.x, 3.0.x.

  • added support for Redmine 3.x

use version 0.2.1 for Redmine 2.6.x

0.2.1 (2015-03-01)

Compatible with Redmine 2.6.x.

  • updated version 0.2.1 for redmine 2.6 only
  • v0.3.0 for redmine 3 will follow soon...

0.2.0 (2014-10-31)

Compatible with Redmine 2.6.x.

  • Include changes from Redmine 2.6 to overridden views

Note: Version 0.2.0 is only compatible with Redmine v2.6. If you want support for Redmine v2.5, download this package

0.1.1 (2014-09-26)

Compatible with Redmine 2.5.x.

Bugfix Release

0.1.0 (2014-09-17)

Compatible with Redmine 2.5.x.

User ratings

  by Maicon Zucco over 8 years ago

  by Lajish Lakshmanan over 8 years ago

Is there any way to have set categories globally in order to inherit those to all projects. Plugin for same would most helpful.