How do I get the URL, not the link html for a taxonomy field in my view.

For Drupal 7 I found this ticket: How do I get the raw URL as a field in Views?

This mentions getting the content: path - but this doesn't show up as an option.

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I am creating a block view, not sure that matters. I have no path option, I actually am not seeing any content in the field type options.

Block view field options

  • I am starting to think that this is a bug.
    – No Sssweat
    Apr 29, 2016 at 5:07
  • There is a feature request to add an option to the Entity link Views field plugin to generate a raw URL: drupal.org/node/2810097
    – MegaChriz
    Oct 3, 2017 at 9:35

2 Answers 2


You can do the following.

  1. Add Taxonomy ID field too your view
  2. In your template or rewrite use the following as your url {{url('entity.taxonomy_term.canonical', {'taxonomy_term': tid})}} or {{path('entity.taxonomy_term.canonical', {'taxonomy_term': tid})}}

Same problem, I solved it by doing:

  • Add a field "Taxonomy term: Term ID [hidden]" (make it hidden or not)
  • Ensure that this field is in first position (if not, rearrange the fields order)
  • Add a field "Global: Custom text"
  • Put "{{ path('entity.taxonomy_term.canonical', {'taxonomy_term': tid}) }}" (thx @steven) in the "Text" section in the settings modal of this field.

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