Redmine WBS plugin


Makes Redmine project planning visual and easy

Fundamental project management technique of work breakdown structure right in your Redmine.

UPDATE 3/2018: New versions just released.



Mind map like visualization of the projects for smart planning

Work Breakdown Struture Plugin visualizes projects, issues and sub-issues in mind map like view - showing decomposition of the work to be executed by the project team.

It further enables you to manage projects and issues using easy drag & drop while having clearest possible visualization of whole project.

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Features of Free and Pro Easy WBS

Easy WBS
Easy WBS
Mind map visualization
Step back feature
Zoom in /out
Redmine 3+ compatible
Issue Editing
Hot Key Editing
Colour visualization according to various task attributes
Inline Editing Menu
Drag & drop sorting and updating of issues
Print in PDF format
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Compatible with Redmine 3.2+


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Update tasks with inline editing menu

Would you like to quickly update tasks without leaving your WBS working space? Have all the task options available just one click away?

Then inline editing menu is for you. Just right-click on any project, task or sub-task and choose to change the tracker, priority, status, etc. Using inline editing you can also easily expand the task, add a child, sibling or parent and delete the task.

Last update: In addition to the new inline editing menu, there is an automatic saving feature, which saves your data changes each 5-10 minutes.

Redmine WBS plugin - mind map #1

Visualize tasks using different properties

Would you like to open your WBS and instantly see which tasks require your attention? Or quickly know which tasks still need to be finished?

That can be easily done with Redmine WBS PRO coloring options according to a variety of task properties. Easily visualize your WBS with priority, a percentage of work done, status, assignee, and milestones using simple drop-down menu.

Last update: Use drag and drop feature and the side legend to assign a task to a user, set status, tracker or priority directly from the WBS.

Redmine WBS plugin - mind map #2

Transfer to PDF and print your WBS

Would you like to print out your project WBS and share it with everyone? Have a hard copy to give out at the meeting and put it on your wall?

With Redmine WBS PRO, you can quickly export any WBS into PDF format and print it. It is easy and just one click away!

Last update: Now you can move the entire mind map and save the position for a better clarity.

Redmine WBS plugin - mind map #3

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Installation & upgrades of Redmine WBS Plugin

Video tutorial step by step: How to install any Redmine plugin

Installation of Easy WBS FREE

Do NOT install plugins as a ROOT user
Copy unziped plugin directory into REDMINE_ROOT/plugins
Run $ bundle install
Run $ rake db:migrate RAILS_ENV=production
Run $ rake redmine:plugins:migrate RAILS_ENV=production


Upgrade from Easy WBS FREE to WBS PRO

DELETE Easy WBS Free Plugin in your plugins folder (rm -r REDMINE_ROOT/plugins/easy_wbs) and unpack new plugin there.

Afterward, run bundle install and migrations (rake redmine:plugins:migrate) in REDMINE_ROOT and restart your app server.


Installation of Easy WBS PRO

Do NOT install plugins as a ROOT user
Copy unziped plugin directory into REDMINE_ROOT/plugins
Run $ bundle install
Run $ rake db:migrate RAILS_ENV=production
Run $ rake redmine:plugins:migrate RAILS_ENV=production


Upgrade of Easy WBS PRO

DELETE all Easy WBS PRO plugins in your plugins folder (rm -r REDMINE_ROOT/plugins/easy_wbs) and unpack new plugins there.

Afterward, run bundle install and migrations (rake redmine:plugins:migrate) in REDMINE_ROOT and restart your app server.


Requirements for successful installation

  • Redmine version: 3.2+
  • Ruby version: 2.1+ (recommended 2.3.)
  • Database type: MySQL (recommended), PostgreSQL

Follow installation procedure in #install. Verify whether the installation log doesn't contain any errors. If it does, try to solve it according to the description, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the error section of the log attached.


Installation on Bitnami

Bitnami is not tested nor guaranteed. If the installation fails, run manually:

$ bundle update
$ rake db:migrate
$ rake redmine:plugins:migrate


For proper working of WBS plugin, REST API must be enabled in More: Administration: Settings: API: Enable REST web service. The plugin uses this API to communicate with the server.

More about WBS

WBS Roadmap

New featureWBS improvements
WBS improvements
  • EP 2016.6 (2017-03-31)
  • New feature
  • Done
  1. Auto-save - so that you will not lose all your entered data in case of any failure
  2. Simplified UX - less buttons on primary view
  3. Option to completely hide legend
BugWBS: Undo does not work
WBS: Undo does not work
  • EP 2016.6 (2017-03-31)
  • Bug
  • Done

The undo option wasn´t functional.

In the fix, it works correctly. 

The problem is fixed in version 2016.6.1

New featureWBS - quick task edit
WBS - quick task edit
  • EP 2016.7 (2017-07-03)
  • New feature
  • Done

Work on WBS just got even quicker.

When you click on a task, you will see its attributes and comments in a sidebar. You can edit the task, view history, add coworkers, add comments directly without leaving WBS chart.

BugCalendar in Sidebar
Calendar in Sidebar
  • EP 2016.7 (2017-07-03)
  • Bug
  • Done

Calendar selector is being hidden behind the popup when logging time. Making it impossible to select a date.

This issue is fixed in the patch 2016.7.3

BugBad text display when printing WBS
Bad text display when printing WBS
  • EP 2016.8 = 2018.00 (2017-10-05)
  • Bug
  • Done

Printing WBS caused incorrect display of entries.

Entries display is two lines.


BugEnter in description
Enter in description
  • ER 2018.1.1 (2018-02-20)
  • Bug
  • Done

When editing a description of a task in WBS, entering new lines was not being saved.

This issue has been saved in the version 2018.1.1( 2018.02.07)

BugWBS new +button does not work -project level Done
BugOtocene Cudliky ci ikony ve WBS Done
TaskTri tecky na WBS Done
TaskWbs money Done
New featureWBS structure for project costs / budget Realisation
BugRight click in fullscreen Done
BugHammer.js version 2.0 Done

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