How To Create A Recurring Trello Card

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Making a recurring Trello card can make a big difference in effectively managing recurring tasks. As a person who values staying organized and productive, I have found this function extremely helpful in my daily routine. In this article, I will walk you through the process of creating a recurring Trello card and offer some personal tips along the way.

What is a Recurring Trello Card?

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty details, let’s first understand what a recurring Trello card is. In simple terms, it’s a card that automatically reappears on your Trello board at predefined intervals. This feature is perfect for tasks that need to be done on a regular basis, such as weekly meetings, monthly reports, or daily checklists.

Step 1: Setting Up the Card

First things first, let’s create a new card on your Trello board. Give it a descriptive title that clearly indicates the task or activity. For example, if you want to create a card for your weekly team meeting, you could title it “Weekly Team Meeting”.

Next, add any necessary details to the card. This could include a checklist of items to complete, due dates, attachments, or any other relevant information. The key here is to make sure all the necessary information is readily available when the card reappears in the future.

Step 2: Using the Butler Power-Up

Now comes the exciting part – automating the recurrence of the card. To do this, we’ll be using the Butler Power-Up. If you haven’t already, make sure the Butler Power-Up is enabled on your Trello board. You can do this by clicking on the “Show Menu” button on the right side of your screen, selecting “Power-Ups”, and then searching for “Butler”.

Once the Butler Power-Up is enabled, you’ll notice a new “Butler” button on the right side of your board. Click on it to open the Butler interface.

Step 3: Creating a Recurring Rule

In the Butler interface, click on the “Create Rule” button to start creating your recurring rule. This is where you define how often you want the card to reappear on your board.

When setting up the rule, you have various options to choose from. You can specify the recurrence frequency (daily, weekly, monthly), select specific days of the week, choose the starting date, and even set an end date if needed. Play around with the settings until you find the perfect recurrence pattern for your task.

For example, if you want the “Weekly Team Meeting” card to appear every Monday, you would set the rule to recur weekly and select “Monday” as the day of the week.

Step 4: Additional Automation (Optional)

Besides the basic recurrence feature, the Butler Power-Up also allows you to automate other actions related to your recurring card. For instance, you can automatically assign the card to a specific team member, move it to a different list, or even add labels based on certain conditions.

Take some time to explore the additional automation options and see if there’s anything that can further streamline your workflow. Remember, the goal here is to save time and effort by letting Trello handle repetitive tasks for you.


Creating a recurring Trello card is a simple yet powerful way to stay on top of your recurring tasks and streamline your workflow. By leveraging the Butler Power-Up, you can automate the process and focus on more important aspects of your work. So go ahead, give it a try, and experience the benefits of a well-organized and efficient Trello board.