Entities in Drupal 8: A Visual Overview

There’s a great deal of data we’d like to structure in a logical and efficient way in our Drupal 8 sites. There are plenty of options: content types, taxonomy terms, block types… These are all part of Drupal’s wonderful entity system, but with great wonder comes great complexity.

Fortunately, we don’t need to know the Drupal codebase or database schema like the back of our hand to benefit from understanding entity terminology when managing and building a site. Let’s take a look at the basics of Drupal entities from a visual approach, you will never think of nodes the same!


  • What is an entity?
  • Entity type, property, bundle, fields, entity
  • Core (content) entities
  • Custom entity types


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