Adding Fields to your Content Type

Fields allow you to capture small pieces of information, providing more control and flexibility in the display of content. Using Fields allows you to treat small pieces of content as an individual entity so that it can be listed in a specific order or formatted differently from the other text. For example, if you wanted to capture the phone number of staff members, you can control how the format of the number (###) ###-####, make it bold, and list it below the staff members name.

To define a field, you must consider the following:

  • Name of the field
  • Type of data the field will store
  • How the data will be input and displayed
  • How many values the field will store

Field Types

When adding fields you will select field type and configure as directed

Select Widget
(options are related to field type. * are preferred for field type)

Boolean (on/off)

  • Single on/off checkbox*
  • Radio buttons/check boxes


  • Pop-up calendar
  • Text Field
  • Select List

Email – displays clickable email

  • Text field
Entity Reference – connect to other content types/user profiles
  • Radio buttons/check boxes
  • Select List
  • Autocomplete field* 
  • Autocomplete (tags style) – allows adding tags that do not exist
File – upload files, pdf, doc, xls etc
  • File
Integer - for numbering and sorting
  • Text
Image – upload images
  • Image
  • Link
  • Text Field
List (text) - radio buttons or check lists
  • Radio buttons/check boxes
Long Text – multiple rows
  • Text Area (multiple rows)
Long Text and Summary
  • Text area with Summary
Term Reference - referenced from taxonomy list
  • Radio buttons/check boxes
  • Select List
  • Autocomplete (term widget) – allows adding tags that do not exist
Video Embed
  • Video - text field for share URL from Vimeo or YouTube