Field Widgets for Drupal 8, Drupal 9, and Drupal 10

Last updated November 18, 2020
Module Development9.5.x/10.0.x

Once we've explored the various field types provided by Drupal core, the next component of the Field API to explore is field widgets. Field widgets define how the data structure of the field is displayed on an edit form. When content editors interact with your field type they will be doing so via the field widget you provide. In this tutorial, we'll take a look at the field widgets provided by Drupal core, the plugin type required to define our own custom widget and how we can define multiple widget options for a single field type.

By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • Understand where field widgets fit into the overall Field API
  • Implement a custom field widget to support a particular field type