I created a custom block that contains a form field.

This is my blockSubmit() method.

public function blockSubmit($form, FormStateInterface $form_state) {
    // Save our custom settings when the form is submitted.
    $this->setConfigurationValue('my_text_field', $form_state->getValue('my_text_field'));

Now I want to access the my_text_field value from outside the custom block class.

3 Answers 3


You can load the block configuration entity, and get the settings.

$block = \Drupal\block\Entity\Block::load($block_id);
if ($block) {
  $settings = $block->get('settings');
  $my_text_field = $settings['my_text_field'];

$block_id is the machine name you see in the block layout when you save the block.

Edit: Store module configuration

If you want to store configuration for modules don't use a block form, but use a configuration form. Reference https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/api/configuration-api/working-with-configuration-forms (see comment from @Berdir)

Dump all blocks and their settings

$blocks = \Drupal\block\Entity\Block::loadMultiple();
foreach ($blocks as $key => $block) {
  $settings = $block->get('settings');
  var_dump([$key => $settings]);
  • Getting Fatal error: Call to a member function get() on a non-object Commented Jan 2, 2017 at 13:48
  • Wrong block_id? Try for example Block::load('bartik_branding'). Better we check if the block exists. I add this to the code.
    – 4uk4
    Commented Jan 2, 2017 at 14:00
  • Correct answer technically but IMHO, this smells like an anti-pattern.. if your configuration is global, then make it global configuration. Block configuration is per-block on purpose, so you could have multiple blocks with different settings or even have blocks in page_manager or so.
    – Berdir
    Commented Jan 2, 2017 at 18:36
  • Good point, I add this to the answer.
    – 4uk4
    Commented Jan 2, 2017 at 21:55
  • @4k4 block_id is correct, still facing the same issue. Commented Jan 3, 2017 at 7:28

Replace BLOCK_ID with your block's ID and dig the variables in it using get function

$config = \Drupal::config('block.block.BLOCK_ID');

I understand that the code above sounds like it should work, Block::load($bid) and $bid is from the annotation of the Block class. But the start of my code is this:

 * Provides a 'SearchFiltersBlock' block.
 * @Block(
 *  id = "search_filters_block",
 *  admin_label = @Translation("Filters"),
 * )
class SearchFiltersBlock extends BlockBase {

yet, ::load('search_filters_block') returns NULL.

I tried this: Block::loadMultiple() to see what blocks existed and i see one with the id "filters" and it has plugin value "search_filters_block".

No idea.

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