I have created node template for my node, and its working fine.

I need to print content type name, which is like "Whitepaper" and has machine name "w1" in my node template. If I use variable {{ node.bundle }}, its printing the machine name. But I need the human readable name.

I tried many elements of node, content and page variables but I'm not able to print the human readable content type name.

Can anybody help?

2 Answers 2


You should be able to get the human-readable name of the content type (or the "label") by using the following snippet in your node Twig template.

{{ node.type.entity.label }} 
  • 2
    yes, this is the easiest solution, didn't cross my mind to use this field referencing the node type
    – 4uk4
    May 27, 2017 at 6:19
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    I tried, {{ node.label }} which was returning machine name instead, {{ node.type.entity.label }} fulfilled my purpose, thanks :)
    – Dev
    May 29, 2017 at 4:46

You can add the human readable name of the content type in a preprocess hook:


use Drupal\node\Entity\NodeType;

 * Implements hook_preprocess_node().
function mytheme_preprocess_node(array &$variables) {
  $node = $variables['node'];
  $variables['content_type'] = NodeType::load($node->bundle())->label();

and use it in the node template:

{{ content_type }}

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