Not only do I want to add terms as I create content through the UI, but I want to add terms that have multiple fields (i.e. more fields on the taxonomy besides the 'Name' that populates the list). How can this be done?

I'm mixing a few concepts here:

  1. Add terms through the Add/Edit Content page
  2. Display the different fields of a taxonomy on the Add/Edit Content page.
  • You need to supply more details on what you want. Do you mean programatically, or do you intend to have a UI for an end user? The answer is either field_attach_load and use the typical field API to save the related fields on save(). Or, to look at like the References Dialog module to allow you to create a new term from a popup window, which will allow completion of the non-typical terms.
    – tenken
    Commented Jul 9, 2015 at 23:03
  • References Dialog may not work with taxonomy term references now, but there are similar modules in that UX space ...
    – tenken
    Commented Jul 9, 2015 at 23:04

2 Answers 2


You can use References dialog module with this patch

This module extends reference fields like the user and node reference fields by adding links to add, edit and search for references through a dialog. This allows for a workflow where the user can create all the references to a node at the same time as she is creating it, a process which sometimes get's a bit backwards, when a user for instance needs to create all the facts for an article.


You can use fieldset field set module to create multiple fields with in a single field.

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