I can create a node using the following code:

$node = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getStorage('node')->create($array);

But if I have the node ID, how can I edit a node?

  • what you want to edit? which field? – Yusef Sep 1 '16 at 5:16

You can try this code

use Drupal\node\Entity\Node;

$node = Node::load($nid);
//set value for field
$node->body->value = 'body';
$node->body->format = 'full_html';
//field tag
$node->field_tags = [1];
//field image
$field_image = array(
    'target_id' => $fileID,
    'alt' => "My 'alt'",
    'title' => "My 'title'",
$node->field_image = $field_image;

//save to update node
  • This answer is not the good way, Ivan answer is the good answer – Kevin May 16 '18 at 22:10
$node = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getStorage('node')->load($nid);
  • and as modified for example the custom field: es. field_mycustomfield ??? – BOES Jan 19 '16 at 20:42
  • or $node = \Drupal::entityManager()->getStorage('node')->load($nid); – JF Kiwad Jan 25 at 18:25

node_load is deprecated in Drupal 8.x, will be removed before Drupal 9.0. Use \Drupal\node\Entity\Node::load().

Ref https://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/core%21modules%21node%21node.module/function/node_load/8.3.x


You can use the Entity's API to perform the updates.

$node = Node::load($id);

if ($node instanceof NodeInterface) {
  try {
    $node->set('title', 'My Title');
    $node->set('field_textfield', 'My textfield value');
  catch (\Exception $e) {
    watchdog_exception('myerrorid', $e);

Old method works too for me:


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