I have a <div> containing a node (a Basic Page), which has a title, body and a header image. I do not want to display the header image inside that div, so I removed it from the block layout. I would like the header image to be in the html before the <div>, that is, outside of the div into which the given content type is outputted (so I cannot solve this via block layout, since the image field is to be outputted outside of the content block).

Can I somehow programmatically instruct my theme to display the header image of my Basic Page? Or is there a better way how to do it?

Example: I need to change this:

<img src="headerimage.jpg">

to this:

<img src="headerimage.jpg">
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    Which Drupal version?
    – Nic
    May 11, 2016 at 11:20

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You can put php code in a block template and write something like:

$node = node_load($node_id);

and then access the specific field you want to show like:

print $node->title;
print $node->field_yourfield["und"][0]["value"]


Also, you can modify the node template for the teaser, copying the node.tpl.php file in your subtheme (you can look how to make a subtheme here) and putting the html structure you want inside:


There are other displays available for nodes other than page and teaser.

  • sorry for the basic question... but how do I get the node ID?
    – Ondrej
    May 11, 2016 at 7:24
  • hmmm. Ok, first question is: Are you loading onlyu one node or is this applied to multiple nodes? If you're only loading a node and you know which is it, the node id is the number that appears in the url (like yourpage.com/node/143 ). If you're applying it to multiple nodes, it depopends on how you're getting them. May 11, 2016 at 7:27
  • I'm applying this to multiple nodes. These are normal Basic Pages, I didn't add programming to the way they are aquired, so I assume the standard Drupal logic for displaying content is used. I only changed page.html.twig, which only contains {{ content }} in a div, said simply.
    – Ondrej
    May 11, 2016 at 7:45
  • You can check the node.tpl.php file as suggested. May 11, 2016 at 7:49
  • @Ondrej For Drupal 7 How to get nodeid? For Drupal 8 How to get current node id in Drupal 8?
    – No Sssweat
    May 11, 2016 at 8:23

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