I'm using the Group module. If I have a group type such as Project, and I have a content type such as Article, and I programmatically created a new article node using Node::create(), how can I in the same code add this article as content to a project that I choose?

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If the problem is just to add an article to a group, the group module directly offers the following function for this. See GroupInterface.php

public function addContent(ContentEntityInterface $entity, $plugin_id, $values = []);

In an example $group->addContent($node, $pluginId);


Given you have the group entity and node entity, you can simply create a GroupContent entity.

$groupEntity = ... The group entity.
$node = ... The node entity.

$type = $type = $groupEntity->getGroupType()->id() . '-group_node-' . $node->getType();

$groupContentEntity = \Drupal\group\Entity\GroupContent::create([
    'gid' => $groupEntity->id(),
    'entity_id' => $node->id(),
    'type' => $type,
  • Could you clarify, is it necessary to create a plugin to get permission for it like here (drupal.org/node/2723911) ? Or I can have a node entity, a group entity and simply add the node to the group without writing the plugin ? And in this case will all users of the group be able to edit content of the node ? Jun 15, 2017 at 13:14

Once installed the type of relationship in the group with the code feels should be sufficient for Drupal 8, 9, 10.

$node = Node::create([
  'type' => 'node_type',
  'title' => 'My title',
  'uid' => $uid,

$group->addRelationship($node, 'group_node:company_access_request');

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