I'd like to know the node title within the file link template. How can I get it?

For the current example I use the bootstrap file-link.html.twig template. In it, I have the following variables:

 * @file
 * Theme override for a link to a file.
 * Available variables:
 * - attributes: The HTML attributes for the containing element.
 * - link: A link to the file.
 * - icon: An icon.
 * - icon_only: Flag to display only the icon and not the label.
 * - icon_position: Where an icon should be displayed.
 * @see \Drupal\bootstrap\Plugin\Preprocess\FileLink::preprocessVariables

I dont know if a preprocess function is the correct way to go. I didnt even found a respective hook for drupal 8 for that. I dont even know if this is a field template. But still, the question would also be interesting for other templates than file-link.


2 Answers 2


He wants to get the node title in the file link template (I assume that is file-link.html.twig). You can implement the hook template_preprocess_file_link() in your mytheme.theme file, get the current node and pass its title to twig, something like:

function mytheme_preprocess_file_link(&$variables) {
   $node = \Drupal::request()->attributes->get('node');
   $variables['node_title'] = $node->getTitle();

Then, in file-link.html.twig:

{{ node_title }}
  • does not work some reason, but I will continue testing
    – Alex
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 8:59
  • @Alex did you try the last edit? the initial answer had typos
    – No Sssweat
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 9:15
  • @Alex I think that it should work. Did you try some debugging in php and in twig? Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 9:19
  • wouldnt it be cleaner to get the node from the variables?
    – Alex
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 9:42
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    @Alex I didn't tested exactly the code. If you have the node in $variables, use it. I f not, use $node = \Drupal::request()->attributes->get('node'); to get the current node. Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 9:47

I assume, you are using Drupal 7 and we're talking about a node.tpl.php:

<h2<?php print $title_attributes; ?>>
 <a href="<?php print $node_url; ?>">
  <?php print $title; ?>

*Edit: Just realized, you're using Drupal 8:

For a node.html.twig you could try:

  {{ title_prefix }}
   {% if not page %}
    <h2{{ title_attributes }}>
     <a href="{{ url }}" rel="bookmark">{{ label }}</a>
   {% endif %}
 {{ title_suffix }}
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    I assume, you are using Drupal 7 he is using Drupal 8
    – No Sssweat
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 8:19
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    Sorry, I just saw the small 8!
    – Paul Max
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 8:20
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    the question was how I can access the title of node inside the field template, not the node template
    – Alex
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 8:38

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