I'm currently on the latest version of Drupal 8. I have a content type (News and Articles) which has a field (Category), a taxonomy term reference field. When I first created this content type I added all my categories as default values.

Now 2 years later I want to add another default value to this content type. All the answers I've seen so far deal with making the change through the database. I wanted to see if there is a different option. I have about 400 pages using this content type and I don't want to make a new one.

This is the list to which I want to add a new value.


  • It's not very clear to me what you're asking. Do you want to add another term to the term list in general? You can do that through Structure > Taxonomy menu. Whatever new terms are created will become available as Default values when you edit the field on the Content type. Default value doesn't change values on existing nodes. Are you maybe trying to change the values on existing nodes? – prkos Apr 17 at 3:40
  • Welcome to Drupal Answers! Yes, it's not clear if you want to add a new taxonomy term, and then choose that as default value for the taxonomy reference field, or simply add another taxonomy term to the taxonomy terms used as default for that field. The screenshot doesn't help much. – kiamlaluno Apr 19 at 11:46

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