Drupal Lite 7: Add an Existing Vocabulary to an Existing Content Type

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If you have not already added a Term Reference to a Content Type, refer to the article Drupal Lite: Add a New Vocabulary to an Exisiting Content Type


  1. Click Menu in the Administrator toolbar.
  2. Click Custom Settings in the Menu bar.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Click Manage Content Types.
    Manage Content Types link between Manage Views Manage Nodequeue links
  5. Click edit for the content type that needs editing.
    Edit link for a content type before manage fields in the Operations column
  6. Click the Manage Fields tab.
    Manage Fields tab between the Edit and Manage Display tabs
  7. Add a title in the Label field for Add existing field (required).
    Label field for an existing field
  8. Select the existing field from the Select an existing field drop-down menu.
    Select an existing field dropdown
    • Note: Vocabularies are always Term Reference.
  9. Select a form element from the Widget drop-down menu.
    Widget dropdown for an existing term reference field
    • Check boxes/radio buttons and Select list restrict users to the terms already assigned to the vocabulary.
    • Autocomplete term widget (tagging) lets users add terms to the vocabulary.
  10. Click Save.
  11. Confirm that your title is present in the Label field.
  12. Select the number of terms from the Number of Values drop-down menu.
    Number of values dropdown
    • Note: If you want to select more than one term in this field, generally it is best to select Unlimited.
  13. Fill in any optional fields as needed.
    • Recommended fields include: Default Value and Help text.
  14. Click Save Settings.