I'm new to twig and drupal 8 and finding it hard to access page titles. I want to apply a class to a page title on certain pages, all of which share a sub-directory in the URL path. I'm working with a page-title.html.twig file and want to do something like this:

{{ title_prefix }}
{% if title %}
  {% if <url contains "/services/"> %}
    <h1 {{ title_attributes.addClass('services-title') }}>{{ title }}</h1>
  {% else %}
    <h1 {{ title_attributes.addClass('page-title') }}>{{ title }}</h1>
  {% endif %}
{% endif %}
{{ title_suffix }}

I'm assuming this is possible, I just can't figure out how to check the URL for the desired string.

1 Answer 1


Use the "in" operator:

{% if '/services/' in url %}

More information: http://twig.sensiolabs.org/doc/templates.html#containment-operator

If you didn't do it already, put this preprocess function in the file mytheme.theme in your theme directory:

function mytheme_preprocess_page_title(&$variables) {
  $variables['url'] = $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'];
  $variables['#cache']['contexts'][] = 'url.path';

Edit: By moving the code from page inside a block we need to provide a cache context.

  • 2
    I've done this and the 'if' statement is executing with no errors, but always evaluates to false, even on the '/services/' pages. So I end up with 'page-title' no matter what. Any idea what is going wrong? I did create the .theme file and replaced 'mytheme' with the correct theme name and cleared the caches. Apr 6, 2016 at 15:48
  • do I need to be escaping those slashes in '/services/' perhaps? Apr 6, 2016 at 15:52
  • I've just put the complete code from my answer in a page template, it works, with slashes. You don't need to escape them. Be sure, that the preprocess sets the var 'url'.
    – 4uk4
    Apr 6, 2016 at 16:15
  • {{ url }} isn't returning anything. I did not have a .theme file before, should that be declared in one of the yml files or something? Apr 6, 2016 at 16:20
  • 2
    I found it, we are in different templates, you are using page-title, my code is for page. You have to move php and twig in the same template.
    – 4uk4
    Apr 6, 2016 at 16:37

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