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Defines a field type to let entities reference other entities in Backdrop.

This module is the sucessor to both references and entity_reference in Drupal 7,
and will one day include all the features from both, along with an upgrade path.
When that has been accomplished, this module will be moved into Backdrop core.


This module is still under development, and should only be used with the
understanding that it will likely need to have patches applied.

That being said, most of the core functionality is ready, so please help us test
it out, and report any issues so that they can be addressed.

Things to do:

Check out this github ticket with the list of things that need to be done:


  • None


  • Install this module using the official Backdrop CMS instructions at

  • Add a reference field to any entity (for example: a content type, a user
    account, or a taxonomy vocabulary)


Additional documentation is located in the Wiki:


Bugs and Feature requests should be reported in the Issue Queue:

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This project is GPL v2 software.
See the LICENSE.txt file in this directory for complete text.