I would like to display a node as a block in Drupal 8, but I don't know how to do this. I know in Drupal 7 I could use the Nodeblock module to accomplish this task, but there isn't a Drupal 8 version of it (and it looks like that there never will be).

Can this be accomplished using another module that I am not aware of?

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    Create a view of content items. Filter by the node. Make a block display. – mradcliffe Dec 12 '16 at 2:36

You can add a file to your module at src/Plugin/Block/YourBlock.php

namespace Drupal\your_module\Plugin\Block;
use Drupal\Core\Block\BlockBase;

 * Provides a block.
 * @Block(
 *   id = "your_block",
 *   admin_label = @Translation("YourBlock")
 * )
class YourBlock extends BlockBase {

   * {@inheritdoc}
  public function build() {

    $nid = 2;
    $entity_type = 'node';
    $view_mode = 'teaser';

    $view_builder = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getViewBuilder($entity_type);
    $storage = \Drupal::entityManager()->getStorage($entity_type);
    $node = $storage->load($nid);
    $build = $view_builder->view($node, $view_mode);

    return $build;



I'm sure with a little effort you can continue this by using blockForm, blockSubmit to set the node id/type/view_mode etc.

  • Thanks, this looks pretty straight forward to implement. I am surprised no one has created a module for this already. – user5013 Dec 12 '16 at 4:35
  • 2
    @user5013 I am surprised no one has created a module for this already. It's called Views. – No Sssweat Dec 12 '16 at 8:29
  • @NoSssweat Yes you can do it in views, but it is not very user friendly for site editors to use (and gives them too much power). I am looking for something that allow site editors to use easily. – user5013 Dec 12 '16 at 18:55
  • Here is detailed tutorial for developing a "nodeblock" like module for Drupal 8 : sitepoint.com/… – Renrhaf Jun 10 '17 at 7:04

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