If I want to show the current node title in page.html.twig (by default it seems to only be available in node.html.twig) I have to create a preprocess function like so:

function theme_preprocess_page(&$variables, $hook) {
  // Set our page title so we can access it in page.html.twig
  if ($node = \Drupal::routeMatch()->getParameter('node')) {
    $variables['my_node_title'] = $node->title->value;

And then I have to overwrite page-title.html.twig by copying it into my current theme folder and commenting out everything.

This doesn't seem "right". Is there a better way?


3 Answers 3


The node is already available in the page template thanks to template_preprocess_page, so there's no need for the preprocess function. You can output the title with:

{{ node.label }}

The page title itself is a block, so if you don't need it any more just remove it from the region at /admin/structure/block. No need to copy the template to your theme or alter the original.

  • This doesn't seem to work on the front page, where node is just NULL. Is there a way to get any page title, including the front page title (even when a title override is used)? Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 14:32
  • That's correct @FlorianBrucker - unless the front page is a node, you wouldn't have a node variable available. The title is probably in page['#title'], I'm not sure if that would contain any override made by VIews (but probably)
    – Clive
    Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 14:40
  • @Clive Unfortunately, page['#title'] is an empty string in page.html.twig over here. Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 14:44
  • Pity, I think that was valid at some point in the past, obviously not now. This similar question might help
    – Clive
    Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 14:50
  • @Clive, thanks for the pointer but that didn't help me, either. I've posted a question regarding the issue. Commented Mar 7, 2016 at 9:21

You can add below codes to top of node.html.twig in templates folder of your theme :

{% if not page %}
  <h2{{ title_attributes }}>
    <a href="{{ url }}" rel="bookmark">{{ label }}</a>
{% endif %}

{% if page %}
  <h2{{ title_attributes }}>
    {{ label }}
{% endif %}

The Drupal 8 code for doing what the code you shown should do is the following one.

function theme_preprocess_page(&$variables) {
  $request = \Drupal::request();
  $route_match = \Drupal::routeMatch();
  if ($route_match->getParameter('node')) {
    $page_title = \Drupal::service('title_resolver')->getTitle($request, $route_match->getRouteObject());
    $variables['my_node_title'] = $page_title;

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