I use paragraphs with my content type. I need to show weight (order) value of each paragraph in my twig template. I can change weight with select box when I edit the node, but I can't figure out how to get it in twig.

I thought it would be something like this:

function ws_preprocess_paragraph(&$variables) 
    $par = $variables['paragraph'];
    $myweight = $par->weight;

Please help)

  • The weight you change in the node edit form is not stored anywhere. It is used to rearrange the items of a multi value field (not only for paragraphs) and renumber the deltas of the field.
    – 4uk4
    May 15, 2017 at 8:01
  • Thanks! Is there anyway to get this deltas and calculate the weights?
    – 4eveZIP
    May 15, 2017 at 8:45
  • I don't know what you want to do, but you find the deltas in the field, not the referenced paragraphs.
    – 4uk4
    May 15, 2017 at 8:54
  • The aim of all this to show order number of paragraphs 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 in paragraph twig template. May be some other way?
    – 4eveZIP
    May 15, 2017 at 8:55
  • Use {{ loop.index0 }} in a field template like field--field-paragraph.html.twig
    – 4uk4
    May 15, 2017 at 9:00

3 Answers 3


The weight of a paragraph is not stored in the paragraph itself, but in the host field.

So if you need to get the weight of a paragraph from within the paragraph (e.g. from within hook_preprocess_paragraph()), you have to go upwards to the parent entity and find your the weight there:

function MYMODULE_preprocess_paragraph(&$variables) {
  $paragraph = $variables['paragraph'];
  $parent = $paragraph->getParentEntity();
  // get all paragraph IDs sorted by weight
  $weights = array_map( function($a) {return $a['target_id'];}, $parent->get($paragraph->get('parent_field_name')->value)->getValue());
  // find the weight of my paragraph ID
  $weight = array_search($paragraph->id(), $weights);
  // ...do stuff with $weight... e.g. assign it to a Twig variable
  // $variables['weight'] = $weight;

Please note that the weight is easier to get if you use the paragraph host field template instead (see @4k4's comment below the original question):

Use {{ loop.index0 }} in a field template like field--field-paragraph.html.twig


I'm sorting fields in paragraph template (paragraph.html.twig) in a next way:

{% set items = content|sort((a, b) => a['#weight'] <=> b['#weight']) %}

Note: that there could be "odd" fields like "_layout_builder", so to avoid rendering items without weight just use condition:

{% for item in items %}
  {% if item['#weight'] is defined %}
    {{ item }}
  {% endif %}
{% endfor %}

You'll find it here for its fields:


and then again in every item of a field:

  • Thanks for your answer. It's not working. $variables['content'] doesn't have #weigth key and $par->getDisplayOptions('view') displays error Call to undefined method Drupal\paragraphs\Entity\Paragraph::getDisplayOptions()
    – 4eveZIP
    May 15, 2017 at 8:50
  • Sorry .. answered to quick and without verification of the code ;) Updated!
    – rémy
    May 15, 2017 at 9:11

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