I am working on customization Node template file in Drupal 8, I added another field to user in admin/config/people/accounts/fields ( my field is field_bio). Now I want to render author image( with specified image style) and field_bio in node template`.

How can I achieve this?

  • Good question, I found this How do I print/display an image in Drupal 8, using an image style I've cretaed? so give the accepted answer a try or the comment below it, let me know if it works.
    – No Sssweat
    Jun 27, 2016 at 3:12
  • @NoSssweat hi, ok, I am waiting for your answer. ( I couldn't wait very much, I did it with ` if(isset($vars['node']) && $vars['node']->getType()=='blog'){ $author = $vars['node']->get('uid')->entity; $vars['author'] = array( 'bio' => isset($author->field_user_bio->value)?$author->field_user_bio->value:NULL, 'img_uri' => isset($author->user_picture->entity->uri->value)?$author->user_picture->entity->uri->value:NULL, 'full_name' => isset($author->field_full_name->value)?$author->field_full_name->value:NULL, ); }` ,do u have better solu.?
    – Yuseferi
    Jun 27, 2016 at 8:03
  • you didn't try using Twig template?
    – No Sssweat
    Jun 27, 2016 at 8:21
  • @NoSssweat I pas them as variables and in twig template I using them( because I didn't find another solution ) , if you have a solution please post it.
    – Yuseferi
    Jun 27, 2016 at 9:39

1 Answer 1


If you like to do this in ui with one line of code:

1) add a view mode for user and name it "nodeview":


2) activate the new view mode "nodeview" at the bottom of this page in "Custom Display Settings", then you get a new tab for the view mode "nodeview". Configure which fields are displayed and how they are formatted:


3) Use the new view mode to render the author of the node in node preprocess:

$variables['author'] = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getViewBuilder('user')->view($variables['node']->getOwner(), 'nodeview');

4) Put the variable in twig

{{ author }}

This method allows full customization in ui and it is fast, because the rendered author gets cached and will be reused in every node referenced.


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