I know how to search for menu items created with *.links.menu.yml:

$menu_link_manager = \Drupal::service('plugin.manager.menu.link');
$menu_links = $menu_link_manager->loadLinksByRoute('user.page');
foreach ($menu_links as $menu_link) {
  // Do something

However I'm looking for a way to search for and update a menu item created with MenuLinkContent::create():

$home_new = MenuLinkContent::create(array(
  'title' => t('Home'),
  'link' => array('uri' => 'internal:/'),
  'menu_name' => 'main',

After creating this menu item, how do I look it back up again to modify it?


If you remember the id after saving the menu link

$id = $home_new->id();

You can load it directly:

$link = MenuLinkContent::load($id);

If you don't know the id, you can load the menu link by a property:

$links = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getStorage('menu_link_content')
  ->loadByProperties(['title' => 'Home']);

if ($link = reset($links)) {
  // found a link with title "Home"
  • Minor fix: if ($link = reset($links)) { – user20765 Jun 13 '19 at 8:54
  • To follow up on this, if you have the link path, you can get it with the link__uri property, e.g. $links = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getStorage('menu_link_content')->loadByProperties(['link_uri' => 'internal:/contact-us']); – malcomio Jun 4 '20 at 20:02

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