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How to create 'basic' blocks content programmatically?


In your module, create the mymodule.install file that will serve us for the creation of our block. 

Here is the code for creating a simple "basic" block with Drupal 8: 

 * Implements hook_install().
function mymodule_install() {
    $blockEntityManager = \Drupal::service('entity.manager')->getStorage('block_content');
    // Create a block of type 'basic'
    $block = $blockEntityManager->create(array(
        'type' => 'basic'
    // Every block should have a description
    $block->info = 'How to create basic blocks content programmatically ?';
    // Block content
    $block->body->value = "<h1>Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry.</h1>
<p>Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries.</p>
<h1>but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.</h1>
<p>It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.</p>
    // Block body format
    $block->body->format = 'full_html';
    // save the block
basic block


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