I am starting a Drupal 8 website, with five custom Node types. These Node types need a field that can link to an arbitrary number of Nodes of any type. All information that I've found online is pertinent to Drupal 7 only. For instance, the Entity Reference module (included already in Drupal 8, but in D8 does not support Node references), or the References module (not available for D8).

How can I create a field to link to an abitrary number of Nodes in Drupal 8?

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    Entity reference field type does support nodes and users in Drupal 8. Is there an error message that you are running into?
    – mradcliffe
    Feb 2, 2016 at 14:35

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In Drupal 8 this is built in. You probably don't find it, because drupal 8 uses the name "content type" not "node type".

You go to manage fields in the content type, add a new field, in select a field type choose Reference - Content. In the field settings you can choose which content type you want to link to.

  • Thank you. I have two issues with this field type. First, it only seems to support a single link, not an arbitrary number of links. Can it support multiple links? Two, it does not display a list of all items, one must guess a leading letter of the item to link to before getting a list of links to attach. Can this be worked around? Thank you!
    – dotancohen
    Feb 2, 2016 at 15:35
  • You can configure multiple links in "Allowed number of values" in the field settings. The autocomplete widget is default, you can change this in "Manage form display".
    – 4uk4
    Feb 2, 2016 at 16:34

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