I'm trying to get the bundle label (node type label) of the node from a node object in Drupal 8.

This works, but seems long-winded:

$node_type = \Drupal::entityManager()->getStorage('node_type')->load($node->getType())->get('name');

Is there another way to get the bundle label, possible in a less complicated way?

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    $node->type->entity->label(); is a bit more graceful maybe? I'm not sure there's a shorter version currently – Clive Apr 28 '16 at 17:13
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    Also works in twig template: {{ node.type.entity.label }} – oknate May 17 '16 at 15:22

The following code works, as pointed out from @Clive.

$type_name = $node->type->entity->label();

In case you need the node type machine name in Twig template:

{{ node.getType }}

If you want the label in twig

{{ node.type.entity.label }}

Try this code.

use Drupal\node\Entity\NodeType;

$types = NodeType::loadMultiple();
$bundle = $node->bundle(); 
$type_name = $types[$bundle]->label();
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    That loads all node types just to get the label of one. a bit inefficient, better to just load the one you want. – Berdir May 13 '16 at 7:51
  • Agree! It's just base on code of @No Sssweat. – MrD May 13 '16 at 10:19
  • @Berdir thx for pointing that out. I don't want to chameleon the question, so I will leave this as the accepted answer. I am using the code in my own answer instead. – No Sssweat May 14 '16 at 10:42

There is a function for that


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