I have used featured to create a yml file for views and other configurations. When I import my yml file all that is created is a content type that has a title. Is there a way to import the fields with the content type?

uuid: 1bd0f08e-cf80-4fc3-8707-7a9d19c404da
langcode: en
status: true
    - menu_ui
      - main
    parent: 'main:'
name: Podcast
type: podcast
description: 'Allows Drupal to play an audio file.  The Embed Podcast field should contain the name of the Podcast exactly as it is uploaded to Drupal.'
help: ''
new_revision: false
preview_mode: 1
display_submitted: true

this is my file and there is nothing about the fields in a content type

1 Answer 1


To add a field to custom content type you need

  1. field.field.node.content-type.field-name.yml
  2. field.storage.node.field-name.yml

The easiest way for you is create the content type and fields via UI and then just simply export it in admin/config/development/configuration/single/export (you have to install the config core module). Then remove uuid and you are done.

While exporting, export following configuration types..

  • Content Type
  • Entity form display
  • Entity view display
  • Field
  • Field Storage

Hope this will help you.

  • quick question. is this possible if i put it in a module? I tired to put it in a module and put all the files in module/config/install but my module wont stay installed. am i missing a file or is that the wrong way to do this? Oct 21, 2015 at 19:32
  • you can do it by placeing all .yml files in module/config/install folder. It worked for me.
    – Abin
    Oct 22, 2015 at 3:59
  • I will check for misspellings or something then. The when i try to install the module it wont install. no errors show up or anything it just doesnt install Oct 22, 2015 at 13:22
  • In modules page it showing as enabled..??
    – Abin
    Oct 26, 2015 at 6:33
  • no. when i click the enable the page reloads and the module shows up as not enabled Oct 26, 2015 at 13:43

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