I would like to use individual Taxonomy fields on a node - not a preconfigured Content Type. e.g.

  • Color: Red
  • Year: 2015
  • Project details: Short description.

This is just working fine with the Core Field Module. The downside of it is that it's preconfigured on the Content Type. Users can’t add more fields to a node. I need more flexibility. E.g: Thus, I am using a text field with unlimited Number of values.

Example with Core Text Fields Example with Core Text Fields

However I am missing Taxonomy’s term reference feature: People have to type in all data on every node. I hope this makes sense. I’ve created a quick mockup to show what I am looking for. I would love to define individual description and Taxonomy terms.

What’s the best way to get full flexibility?

  • Can you explain what you are trying to achieve ? What you mean by full flexibility ? – itsdarrylnorris Jan 23 '16 at 13:30
  • I have updated my questions. – howdytom Jan 23 '16 at 13:38
  • Looks to me that you can accomplish this with regular fields and you can set the field to Unlimited so you can add more if you need. – No Sssweat Jan 27 '16 at 2:32
  • As far as I can see it's not possible with Core fields. Please take a look at my initial question. I have added a quick graphic mockup. – howdytom Jan 28 '16 at 16:05

Have a look at my answer to "How to add new data to a predefined list?", which describes what you can do with the Select (or other) module.

In your case, you could use that module also to define 2 fields, which I'd label something like so (or anything else you'd prefer):

  • Attribute (with values like Material, Color, Year, ...).
  • Value (with values like Plastic, Red, 2015, ...).

Obviously, if "I" would then want to add like "Taste = Sweet", I'd just have to add "Taste" to the 1st field, and "Sweet" to the 2nd field.

Sweet enough?

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  • Sorry for my the delay in responding. This is almost I was looking for. How do I change the label name? When I select „Other“ The display looks like this customvalue: red, customvalue: blue Also how can I use taxonomy with Select (or other) module? – howdytom Mar 10 '16 at 10:44

I think the Field Collection and Field Collection Views modules would help you a lot. It allows you to have unlimited fields inside a node and in your case, I guess you'd have the taxonomy and a field for the answer.

This video does an infinitely better job of explaining it than I ever could.


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  • Thanks for your reply. It’s not quite what I am looking for. As shown in the video all fields are predefined. In this case I am unable to define individual description and text. Please take a look at my initial question. I have added a quick graphic mockup. – howdytom Jan 28 '16 at 16:04

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