In order to get entity link, I'm using:


So it gives me : /en/node/21

But I want this url to be absolute.

How to pass $options = array('absolute' => TRUE); in above node url?

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The options are the second parameter in url(), then you also have to pass the first parameter, which is by default 'canonical':

$entity->getTranslation($language)->url('canonical', ['absolute' => TRUE]);

url() is deprecated, so better use toUrl():

$entity->getTranslation($language)->toUrl('canonical', ['absolute' => TRUE])->toString();
  • You can also use ->setAbsolute() which I find more intuitive than figuring out what options can go in the array. so you will end up with $entity->getTranslation($language)->toUrl('canonical', ['absolute' => TRUE])->setAbsolute()->toString();
    – Duncanmoo
    Commented Feb 2, 2018 at 13:46
  • $entity->getTranslation($language)->toUrl('canonical')->setAbsolute()->toString(); You don't need the absolute option in the toUrl() if using ->setAbsolute()
    – diamondsea
    Commented Mar 19, 2018 at 20:01
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    $entity->getTranslation($language)->toUrl()->setAbsolute()->toString() If you use setAbsolute(), you don't need to pass 'canonical' either.
    – AdamS
    Commented Nov 20, 2018 at 12:06

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