I was using menu_get_object() to load node information in Drupal 6.

if ($node = menu_get_object()) {
    // Get the nid
    $nid = $node->nid;

Since menu_get_object() is deprecated in Drupal 8, I was using the following code.

if ($node_id = \Drupal::request()->attributes->get('node')) { #menu_get_object()   
    //load all the information of the node
    $node = node_load($node_id);
  echo '<pre>';print_r($node);exit();echo '</pre>'; //its okay
  echo $node->type->value; //not working

This is not getting the node values, but printing the node information's in array. How do I resolve this ?


I am getting all other values like $node->title->value and $node->nid->value, but not $node->type->value.

3 Answers 3


See https://drupal.stackexchange.com/a/202185/45409

In Drupal 8, you can get url arguments based on what's in the routing.

To get the id alone:

$nid = \Drupal::routeMatch()->getRawParameter('node');

If you plan to load the node object, you can simply get it this way:

$node = \Drupal::routeMatch()->getParameter('node');

To find the parameter names, you can use:

$possible_parameters = \Drupal::routeMatch()->getParameters();

To find the node type, use:

  • i actually need the values inside node object , when i use it like : $nid = \Drupal::routeMatch()->getParameter('node'); $node = node_load($nid); #echo '<pre>';print_r($node);exit(); echo '</pre>'; echo $node->type->value;exit(); am getting all other values , but not $node->type->value;
    – KTM
    Jun 7, 2016 at 15:48
  • try $node->bundle()
    – oknate
    Jun 7, 2016 at 17:51
  • Also, try dump() in Drupal 8, instead of print_r, it's pretty nifty.
    – oknate
    Jun 7, 2016 at 17:51
  • Also, avoid using node_load, it's deprecated, use \Drupal::entityManager()->getStorage('node')->load($nid);
    – oknate
    Jun 7, 2016 at 17:52
  • It would be $node->type->target_id, because it's an entity reference field. It's not always ->value. But either bundle() or getType() gives you the same information and is easier to use.
    – Berdir
    Jun 18, 2016 at 18:25

\Drupal::request()->attributes->get('node') will return the node object, not the node id.

if ($node = \Drupal::request()->attributes->get('node')) {   
  echo $node->getType();    
  • kint($node) ??!
    – KTM
    Jun 7, 2016 at 9:28
  • PHP Fatal error: Call to a member function getType() on string
    – KTM
    Jun 7, 2016 at 9:30
  • @Icecreamsandwich kint() is for debugging in Drupal 8 and it comes with the devel module. You can also use print_r(). Jun 7, 2016 at 9:35
  • @Icecreamsandwich $node should be an object, not a string. Jun 7, 2016 at 9:38

If you compare what Drupal 7 does in template_preprocess_page() with what Drupal 8 does in the same function, you will see that the first function uses the following code.

  if ($node = menu_get_object()) {
    $variables['node'] = $node;

The second function uses the following code.

  if ($node = \Drupal::routeMatch()->getParameter('node')) {
    $variables['node'] = $node;

page.html.twig descrives node as follows:

node: Fully loaded node, if there is an automatically-loaded node associated with the page and the node ID is the second argument in the page's path (e.g. node/12345 and node/12345/revisions, but not comment/reply/12345).

Also, node_load() should be replaced with the following code.

use \Drupal\node\Entity\Node;

$node = Node::load($nid);

You don't need Node::load() since $variables['node'] already contains a full-loaded node object.

  • This actually does the same , i am getting all the details except type when try to access like $node = Node::load($nid);cho $node->type->value;exit();
    – KTM
    Jun 10, 2016 at 12:36

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