I am working with some view templates in Drupal 8, and I have the block ID of another view block I want to pull into the template. Is it possible to use the block ID to get the content of a block in a template?

If this is not possible in Twig, how could I achieve this otherwise?


Yes take a look at this module :

Twig Blocks


After module install just call the block like this in the template :

{{ render_block('machine_name_of_your_block') }}

Or in a hook :

function hook_preprocess_page(&$variables)

    $block = \Drupal\block\Entity\Block::load('id_block');

    $variables['myBlock'] = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()


Then in your twig template :

  {{ myBlock }}
  • The greater issue is here is that I am using a plugin that lets the user choose whatever views block they want so I won't know what the machine name of the block is. – beatsforthemind Aug 29 '17 at 15:29
  • i have update my answer – Kevin Aug 29 '17 at 15:33
  • I would need to pass the block id into $block = \Drupal\block\Entity\Block::load(1234); ? – beatsforthemind Aug 29 '17 at 15:53
  • yes you need to pass the block id into Drupal\block\Entity\Block::load() – Kevin Aug 29 '17 at 15:54

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