Here’s how to create a node in the code directly with various field types.

First make use of the node namespace.

use Drupal\node\Entity\Node;

Simple title and body node creation : note if you don’t specify the language code, default site language will be used and same applies for the body format.

$new = Node::create([
    'type' => 'content_type',
    'langcode' => 'en',
    'title' => "Created Programatically!",
    'body' => [
    'value' => "Body content TEST",
    'format' => "full_html",

Now let’s have a look for more complex fields , for instance, metatags which are stored in the database in BLOB format. Hence you will have to serialize the array before saving it.

$new->set('field_metatag', serialize([
    'title' => $mt['title'],
    'description' => $mt['description']['value'],

Lastly let’s see for geolocation fields :

$new->set('field_map', ['lat' => '20.6514654', 'lng' => '62.065465']);

After each Node:create(), the node will not be created until you save it.


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