Module Development

Scaffold a Custom Content Entity Type with Drush Generators for Drupal 8, 9, and 10

Code generators are great productivity boosters that allow generating scaffolds for common development tasks in Drupal. One of the most common use cases for generators is scaffolding the code required for a custom entity type. Custom entities require many files and complicated annotations in order to function properly. There is a lot of boilerplate code that is more-or-less the same for every entity type. Creating all the files is repetitive, time-consuming, and prone to human error. Generators can help automate this task and make creating your own custom entity types quicker.

In this tutorial we'll:

  • Learn how to generate the code for a custom entity with Drush
  • Learn about the options that generators provide for custom entities

By the end of this tutorial you should know how to generate custom entities with Drush.