How to get author_picture URL from a template ? I know that I can use {{ author_picture }} to display the picture; however, all I need is the URL and not the picture. I'm trying to get this URL from the template node--article.html.twig

Here is a similar question but this is different because is base on the field_image. Getting the image URL from a field_image on a node and all I'm trying to get is the author picture.

  • Did you try my answer?
    – No Sssweat
    Dec 26, 2015 at 0:55
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    I have not try it out yet, because I do not want to have a module dependency for a contrib theme that I'm building. I found another workaround ( a theory ) which is trying to get the URL from template field "author_picture" and then call that template inside of the node--article.html.twig. Dec 27, 2015 at 16:21

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This module add a url formatter for image field. Then you can output image url directly.

Once enabled, go to your user manage fields, and change the picture field formatter to url.

{{ author_picture }}  // will display url instead of picture

If you are using views, views will give you an option to change the format to url.

  • I guess there is not other way without using that module. =( Jan 15, 2016 at 9:26

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