For the basic page content type I added a custom boolean field called field_login_required.

In my node template node--page.html.twig I have

    <h2>{{ title }}</h2>
    {% if content.field_login_required %}
        {% if user == 0 %}
        <p class="must-login">You must be logged in to view this page <a href="/user">Please click here to login</a></p>
        {% else %}
            <p>{{ content.body }}</p>
        {% endif %}
    {% else %}
        <p>{{ content.body }}</p>
    {% endif %}

However content.field_login_required is null no matter whether the checkbox is checked or not. To test what was available I used

{{ dump(content|keys) }}

However the result of this is

array (size=1)
  0 => string 'body' (length=4)

field_login_required is omitted. Is there anyway to refer to a custom field in a node template?

1 Answer 1


The issue occurred because

{{ content.field_login_required }} 

was used. Node should be used in place of content. The proper code is

{{ node.field_login_required.value }}
  • 1
    that's not correct because the field object will always exist. if you want to check if the checkbox is checked or not, use node.custom_field.value
    – Berdir
    Sep 14, 2016 at 19:18
  • You are correct I'm updating the answer to reflect this
    – Amy
    Sep 14, 2016 at 19:28

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