I am trying to check if the user_picture field is empty using the twig template, but I am not able to do this.

I tried lots of ways:-

{% if node.user_picture.value %}
{% if node.user_picture.entity %}
{% if content.user_picture.value %}
{% if content.user_picture|render.entity %}
{% if content.user_picture|render %}

Sample of code:

  {% if node.user_picture.value %}
    <p>User-picture 02</p>
    {{ user_picture }}
  {% else %}
    <p>Anymonus-picture 02</p>
      <a href="#"><img src="{{base_path}}/WEBSITE/themes/THEME/images/anonymous.jpg" alt=""></a>
  {% endif %}

4 Answers 4


Use the method isEmpty() on the image field:

  {% if node.field_image.isempty %}
    <p>Field "field_image" is empty.</p>
  {% endif %}

Although in this case you might need to check the user entity of the node author:

  {% if node.uid.entity.user_picture.isempty %}
    <p>Picture of the node author is empty.</p>
  {% endif %}
  • 2
    I tried it, but it's not working, Its always outputting FALSE Sep 28, 2017 at 13:29
  • I also tried {{ node.user_picture.isempty }} and it is not rendering anything Sep 28, 2017 at 13:39
  • Are you sure you have this field in the node? This is a field name used in the user entity, see the second example.
    – 4uk4
    Sep 28, 2017 at 13:41
  • Yes, I am sure, I am trying to overwrite the comment.html.twig file, to be able to give the comment a user image even if the user has not added any image yet (Default image). and i did try the second example and still not working. Sep 28, 2017 at 14:28
  • 4
    Remember: use node.field_image not content.field_image. I may have lost some hair over this ;) Sep 24, 2018 at 23:55

I was able to use either one of the following in a template. The key to all of this is that you use node.user_picture.

{% if node.user_picture is empty %}
{% if node.user_picture.isEmpty() %}
{% if node.user_picture.isEmpty %}

That can be used to verify the field is empty. If you have set a default image on the content type field's setting, then you can use content.user_picture which should display either the image that was selected on the entity or the default image from the field's image setting.


I believe it best to use Drupal to set a default image for users. Edit the User Picture field and upload a default image.

If you're in comment.html.twig, "user_picture" is available just as "node" or "content" is:

{{ user_picture }}

And the way to the image value is:

{{ user_picture['#user'].user_picture.entity.uri.0.value }}

That's if you did a full install of Drupal and not a minimal install. In a minimal install you will need to add your own field to the User Account fields. Then you just access your field name:

{{ user_picture['#user'].field_machine_name.entity.uri.0.value }}

What I've done before in the comment.html.twig file:

{% if user_picture['#user'].user_picture.entity.uri.0.value != "" %}
    <a href="/user/{{ user_picture['#user'].uid.0.value }}">
         <img src="{{ file_url(user_picture['#user'].user_picture.entity.uri.0.value) }}" />
{% else %}
    <img src="/path/to/image" />
{% endif %}

Also you can check for a user id:

{% if user_picture['#user'].uid.0.value > 0 %}

A good way to set a picture for anonymous users.


It is possible to negate the twig condition for others purposes :

{% if not node.field_image.isempty %}
  <p>Field "field_image" is not empty.</p>
{% endif %}

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