I have a paragraph field that is a reference entity to the Customer Testimonial content type. A content editor can add the customer-testimonial paragraph and type the name of the testimonial. This will then display the text on the website.

I have made a paragraph--c15a-customer-testimonial.html.twig template file with the following code.

  set c15a = {

    title: content.field_testimonial.entity.field_testimonial_titel,


<div class="component c15a">

        <div>Testimonial title</div>

        <h2>{{ c15a.title }}</h2>


Of course, this prints nothing. How can I get the fields from the content type I'm referencing in my paragraph?

1 Answer 1


The referenced entity is not built yet, so you can't access the formatted field content.

You can get the field value from the database by using the paragraph object:

{{ paragraph.field_testimonial.entity.field_testimonial_titel.value }}

This is unformatted, which might work for a title field.

If you want a formatted output better use a custom view mode for the referenced entity to configure the fields, or in this case one field, if this is all you want to display.

  • Your proposed path to get the value is not working, but this is: content.field_testimonial[0]['#node'].field_testimonial_titel.value ... why is that?
    – kevinius
    Apr 3, 2017 at 11:31
  • yes, this is the same node: paragraph.field_ref.entity == content.field_ref[0]['#node']. I would use the first one, because this also works if the field is not configured.
    – 4uk4
    Apr 3, 2017 at 11:39
  • Ok, it does work, i just forgot to replace content. with paragraph. ... thx...
    – kevinius
    Apr 3, 2017 at 11:50

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