When on a node, the following annotation will obtain the node from the context:

 * @Condition(
 *   id = "node_type",
 *   label = @Translation("Node Bundle"),
 *   context = {
 *     "node" = @ContextDefinition("entity:node", label = @Translation("Node"))
 *   }
 * )

As shown here: https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/api/plugin-api/plugin-contexts

Is there an equivalent way to do this with taxonomy terms when on /taxonomy/term/%?

The code below certainly works but I'm wondering if there is a cleaner method like for nodes. Note that I'm also aware of the Term::load($tid) method but that still requires parsing the URL to obtain the tid and isn't portable (the code can be used only when run on a page).

   * Return current term.
  public function getCurrentTerm() {
    $term = null;

    // Below we are using the general method to obtain the objects.
    // \Drupal\taxonomy\Entity\Term::load($tid) is the other

    // Get the unaliased path in the form /taxonomy/term/tid.
    $current_path = \Drupal::service('path.current')->getPath();

    preg_match('/\/taxonomy\/term\/\d+/', $current_path, $matches);

    // Return null if not in proper form.
    if (count($matches)) {
      // Find the parameters for this route.
      $params = \Drupal\Core\Url::fromUri("internal:" . $current_path)

      // Fetch the taxonomy object.
      $entity_type = key($params);
      $term = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()

    return $term;
  • 2
    You can replace the code example with $term = \Drupal::routeMatch()->getParameter('taxonomy_term') – 4k4 May 5 '17 at 19:35
  • 1
    The question is a little confusing. The first annotation you are showing is for a condition, which isn't used when viewing a node, but rather when defining a condition used for a block. What exactly are you trying to achieve? – kiamlaluno May 5 '17 at 20:42
  • I was just using that as an example. Your answer was perfect, thank you. – André May 5 '17 at 23:53
  • Sorry didn't realize the question was from you, kiamlaluno. – André May 6 '17 at 0:14

Update 10.05.2019:

There is an unresolved issue about that on drupal.org: Term route context.

It uses the same solution as in my answer below.

Original answer:

You can create a custom context provider "Taxonomy term from URL".

service definition in MYMODULE.services.yml:

    class: Drupal\MYMODULE\ContextProvider\TaxonomyTermContext
    arguments: ['@current_route_match']
      - { name: 'context_provider' }

The /src/ContextProvider/TaxonomyTermContext.php


namespace Drupal\MYMODULE\ContextProvider;

use Drupal\Core\Cache\CacheableMetadata;
use Drupal\Core\Plugin\Context\Context;
use Drupal\Core\Plugin\Context\ContextDefinition;
use Drupal\Core\Plugin\Context\ContextProviderInterface;
use Drupal\Core\Routing\RouteMatchInterface;
use Drupal\Core\StringTranslation\StringTranslationTrait;

 * Sets the current taxonomy term as a context on taxonomy term routes.
class TaxonomyTermContext implements ContextProviderInterface {

  use StringTranslationTrait;

   * The route match object.
   * @var \Drupal\Core\Routing\RouteMatchInterface
  protected $routeMatch;

   * Constructs a new object.
   * @param \Drupal\Core\Routing\RouteMatchInterface $route_match
   *   The route match object.
  public function __construct(RouteMatchInterface $route_match) {
    $this->routeMatch = $route_match;

   * {@inheritdoc}
  public function getRuntimeContexts(array $unqualified_context_ids) {
    $result = [];
    $context_definition = new ContextDefinition('entity:taxonomy_term', $this->t('Taxonomy term from URL'));
    $value = NULL;
    if (
      ($route_object = $this->routeMatch->getRouteObject())
      && ($route_contexts = $route_object->getOption('parameters'))
      && isset($route_contexts['taxonomy_term'])
    ) {
      if ($term = $this->routeMatch->getParameter('taxonomy_term')) {
        $value = $term;

    $cacheability = new CacheableMetadata();

    $context = new Context($context_definition, $value);
    $result['taxonomy_term'] = $context;

    return $result;

   * {@inheritdoc}
  public function getAvailableContexts() {
    $context = new Context(new ContextDefinition('entity:taxonomy_term', $this->t('Taxonomy term from URL')));
    return ['taxonomy_term' => $context];


The ctools module provides already the condition plugin for entity bundles:ctools/src/Plugin/Condition/EntityBundle.php. You can use it together with the new service.

See also config block visibility by vocabulary, but it not show block access fail(miss context).

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