I want to render a particular view like Who's new,Recent content present in the core in my the twig template.Any suggestion on how to do it? I was thinking of using views_embed_view() because in Drupal 7 it used to work with php but I don't know how to do it Drupal 8. Thanks. For recent I tried following code:

function template_preprocess_module(&$variables) { $variables['view_output']=views_embed_view("Recent content"); }

and then in the twig template did this:

{{ view_output}}

  • This function still exists in Drupal 8 and takes the view name as the first parameter :)
    – alexej_d
    Jun 15, 2015 at 20:14
  • @alexej_d I know this and tried to render in the twig template but it didn't worked for me. I have updated the question with the code.
    – holdnet
    Jun 15, 2015 at 20:22
  • You are not using a machine name but the title you defined.
    – alexej_d
    Jun 15, 2015 at 21:42
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    @holdnet views_embed_view must take a machine name and not title. Jun 16, 2015 at 4:39

2 Answers 2


Right, twig no longer allows you to execute php code anymore. This is a main feature of twig and its security model.

I'd suggest to use a preprocess function for now and there call the function or even better add a render array with #type view, with #view_id and #display_id, as it gives you caching as well.

On top, maybe add an issue against core. That sounds like a really helpful thing to have

Oh and views_embed_view should be changed to enable caching as well.


You might be interested by the contrib module Twig Tweak.

Among other things, it will let you render views like this :

{{ drupal_view_result('view_name', 'view_display_name') }}

Cheat sheet : https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/modules/twig-tweak/cheat-sheet-8x-2x

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