I need to render a views block in my page.html.twig template. In D7 I would do this:
<?php $block = module_invoke('module_name', 'block_view', 'block_delta'); print render($block['content']); ?>
In Drupal 8 module_invoke is deprecated and recommended to use this: (I've added the block's name as the second parameter)
Drupal::moduleHandler()->invoke($block, 'views_block__blog_block_1', $args = array());
I tried a few things. First tried to do it in a twig template but I don't know how to call php functions in a twig template, so that didn't turn out too well.
Then I called the function in the preprocess_page() function in the .theme file but before I could get it to work I tried something simpler just to try make a variable work inside the twig template which didn't work either, for example:
In the template_preprocess_page(&$vars) function in the .theme file:
$test = 'Hello World'; $vars['$my_var'] = $test;
I tried to call my_var inside the twig template but it didn't work and I got an error message saying "The site has an error, please contact the administrator"
So, to summarize, here are my questions:
- How do I make variables available inside twig templates?
- How do I call functions inside twig templates?
- Do I render blocks inside the .theme file or twig template?