I have a custom block and I want to output a list of nodes of a certain type.

This is what I have so far:

public function build() {

$nids = \Drupal::entityQuery('node')
  ->condition('type', 'my_content_type')

$nodes = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()

    return array(
      '#markup' => $this->t('How to display list here'),

How do I list the nodes by title and ordered by newest at the bottom of list?

1 Answer 1


Unless you have a specific issue not mentioned in the question, I would recommend using a view to create this block. This would mean that the criteria remained easily editable.

If you had specific need to output the list of nodes within a custom block, or would like to pass arguments to the view from custom code you could use views_embed_view.

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