I want to reorder the list of available content types on the create content page. I have node-add-list.html.twig and entity-add-list.html.twig inside my custom theme template folder. Twig then outputs the array of all types or bundles/content types in alphabetical order. How can I sort this a different way? And can I hard code the links I want in this file or can I output each content type individually?

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You can do this in preprocess by overriding this code from node.module:

function template_preprocess_node_add_list(&$variables) {
  $variables['types'] = array();
  if (!empty($variables['content'])) {
    foreach ($variables['content'] as $type) {
      $variables['types'][$type->id()] = array(
        'type' => $type->id(),
        'add_link' => \Drupal::l($type->label(), new Url('node.add', array('node_type' => $type->id()))),
        'description' => array(
          '#markup' => $type->getDescription(),

Or you can replace the foreach loop in the twig template


    {% for type in types %}
      <dt>{{ type.add_link }}</dt>
      <dd>{{ type.description }}</dd>
    {% endfor %}

with a hard-coded list:

      <dt>{{ types.article.add_link }}</dt>
      <dd>{{ types.article.description }}</dd>
      <dt>{{ types.page.add_link }}</dt>
      <dd>{{ types.page.description }}</dd>
  • I see how you can edit the page, but how would you specifically sort the content types with these methods?
    – Amy
    Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 17:09
  • you would have to reorder the array types in preprocess, for example reverse the order $variables['types'] = array_reverse($variables['types']);
    – 4uk4
    Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 17:12
  • THanks 4k4. {{ types.article.add_link }} This works on a plain Drupal site. Now I am trying it on another site that has the Group module and workbench. I think when using the group module it uses the template entity-add-list.html.twig for site authors instead of node-add-list.html.twig. And the output is {{ bundle.add_link }}<p>{{ bundle.description }} instead of {{ type.add_link }}{{ type.description }}. So I tried {{ bundle.article.add_link }}{{ bundle.article.description }} but it did not work. I dont think the output for bundle is coming from the node.module #501 because that uses type Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 20:09
  • This is the generic entity add list. Try plural of bundle: {{ bundles.article.add_link }}. You should also be able to manipulate the bundles array in preprocess: mytheme_preprocess_entity_add_list()
    – 4uk4
    Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 20:34
  • Thanks I did try the plural but it didn't work. I will try mytheme_preprocess_entity_add_list() Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 21:04

Unfortunately not so easy. Please take a look, I've already answered that in a previous question.

How to modify the page at admin/structure/types?

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