Back to top anchor

Working with entityqueues

User role
Content Editor Content Administrator
Content editing
Content editing
Sector Starter kit

Entityqueues allow you to create sortable queues (lists of items) of any content type.

Entityqueues are provided by the Entityqueues module. In the Sector Starter Kit, entityqueues are used to manage the display of content teasers on the homepage - this allows  editorial users to choose which promotions and information tiles are shown on the homepage and in which order. 

In this guide

Edit the entityqueue (aka subqueue)

Screenshot of AdminUI tabs - entityqueue

Screenshot - Entityqueue tab on a node

Screenshot of tiles in a queue

Screenshot - A subqueue of promotions on the homepage, and a contextual link to edit it.

To edit a subqueue, either:

  • Select the Entityqueue tab ( 1 ),

  • Use the contextual links for the individual queue ( 2 ), or

You can also go to Structure > Entity queues to view and edit all the queues on your site.

Screenshot of subqueue in AdminUI backend

Screenshot - Changing items in the information tiles subqueue.

Change order of queue

You can change the order of the queue by using the drag-and-drop handles ( 1 ) to move an item up or down the list.

Add an item to the queue

To add an item to the queue, search for it using the autocomplete feature ( 2 ) - start typing the title and select the item from the list. You can then 'Add item' ( 3 ).

The item I am after is not listed? 

Entityqueues are restricted to only accept content of a certain content type. For example, the queue for Promotion tiles will only accept nodes of the content type promotion. 

Remove an item from the queue

Select 'Remove' ( 4 ) to remove an item from the queue. Queues which display tiles (e.g. information tiles) only display three at a time, so you may need to remove a tile before adding a new one.

Save the queue

Once you've made your changes to the subqueue, 'Save' it ( 5 ). You can now see the changes you've made on the homepage.

Last updated

Sector 9 is out!

With Drupal 9 released, we have published our Sector 9 roadmap as well as completed the first release for Sector 9.

Need Help?

Sector is brought to you by Sparks Interactive - supporting Sector from Wellington and Auckland

Open Source award winner!

Sparks Interactive are delighted to accept the Open Source Use in Business award for Sector and the open source platform.

Subscribe for Sector updates