How do I load an image from a taxonomy custom field into a custom location on the taxonomy page template?

It's easy to accomplish it when the image is in a node. The following code works for images, but it doesn't work for taxonomy pages.

    {{ file_url(node.field_reference_background.entity.uri.value) }}

How can I accomplish the same for taxonomy pages?


Only entities from type node are loaded in the page template by default. If you want this for other entity types you have to add custom code to page preprocess:

function mytheme_preprocess_page(&$variables) {
  if (\Drupal::routeMatch()->getRouteName() == 'entity.taxonomy_term.canonical') {
    $term = \Drupal::routeMatch()->getParameter('taxonomy_term');
    $variables['term'] = $term;

Then you can access the fields from the term in page--taxonomy.html.twig:

{{ file_url(term.field_image.entity.uri.value) }}
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  • You are the man! That is exactly what I was looking for! Many thanks!!! ++ – Elmore Ellis Feb 18 '17 at 18:06
  • is there a way to also exclude the newly declared field from further output on the page? I see that if you remove it from the display it will not show further but I wonder if theres a way I can do that purely with the theme? – Elmore Ellis Feb 18 '17 at 22:48
  • If you want to exclude the field in twig, then put {{ content|without('field_name') }} in taxonomy-term.html.twig. – 4k4 Feb 19 '17 at 9:00

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