I have a brand new Drupal 8 installation (my first D8 site). I've created a new content type with a Term Reference field.

When adding content, it appears that the only way to select a term is via type ahead, auto-complete. Instead, I need a simple list of terms with checkboxes.

I can't recall struggling with this in D7 before. Is there a module I should install... or setting that I should configure?

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    When you add fields to a content type the widget settings are in a separate tab "Manage form display". I think in D7 field settings and widgets were in the same tab.
    – 4uk4
    Commented Jan 8, 2018 at 21:32
  • Yes! This is the answer! Very different from D7. Please submit as an answer and I'll mark as the solution. Thanks!
    – Sam
    Commented Jan 8, 2018 at 21:36

2 Answers 2


To change the tag selection to check boxes configure the widget in the tab Manage form display:

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There is a D8 version of Term Reference Tree that works great for this. Especially if you have a hierarchical term layout.

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