I have an existing content type that I would like to add a field to. However, after I've added the field in my development version of the site the field is not present when editing old content. On new content the field is available for editing.
I have entries in the
field_data_field_content_field table from following the steps in Bulk field update? (using
entity_save). The values are usable by the node object, whether it was by viewing the node manually or loading it with
entity_load. When viewing the node the field also appears in the
$content array, but is not rendered even though I have not called
hide() on it. It still does not show up as an option when I attempt to edit the node through Drupal.
Is there a proper way to nudge existing instances of a content type to use this new field in its edit form, or should I be manually re-making the old instances of the affected content types?