I need to add a column to the table shown in the page listing the vocabularies defined for a site. How can I achieve this?

vocabulary listing

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You would need to override the class generating the list builder output on this page, then fill in the methods with what you want:

   * {@inheritdoc}
  public function buildHeader() {
    $header['label'] = t('Vocabulary name');
    $header['foo'] = t('Custom Header');
    return $header + parent::buildHeader();

   * {@inheritdoc}
  public function buildRow(EntityInterface $entity) {
    $row['label'] = $entity->label();
    $row['foo'] = 'custom_value';
    return $row + parent::buildRow($entity);

See this related question: Can you change the list builder class used by an entity?

So, in essence:

function mymodule_entity_type_alter(array &$entity_types) {
  /** @var $entity_types \Drupal\Core\Entity\EntityTypeInterface[] */

Then, in your mymodule/src folder, create a VocabularyListBuilder.php, and copy in from the core/modules/taxonomy/src/VocabularyListBuilder.php and modify the two methods above for your output (since they'll be basically identical).

You could also do this with a View page as well, but for archival purposes wanted to explain how this works in general for Drupal core. List builder classes are such a cool and useful new D8 thing.


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