I need to render a text (formatted long) field using twig. At this time i am doing the following below. However, i am finding that if i were to add a line break in the text field or apply adding spacing or a horizontal line, the twig filter "raw" removes those attributes. I need assistance to see what I am missing.

I have already set the view mode for field on the content type to default

Twig template (filter used)

{% for item in items %}
    {{ item.field_body.value|raw }}
{% endfor %}

Expecting enter image description here

Actual result enter image description here

  • You’re using an HTML enabled filter but then using raw. It won’t print. Why do you need full html if you’re going to remove it?
    – Kevin
    Oct 6, 2017 at 22:41
  • @Kevin for some reason i can only print it using {{ item.field_body.value|raw }}. if i just print .value then i get everything back but the html is returned as plaint text so when the page render it renders with <p> as if it were a plain text field. What is the appropriate way to print a full html field with all the applied styling in it? Oct 7, 2017 at 1:07
  • Leave it as the default? ie delete the custom twig file?
    – Kevin
    Oct 7, 2017 at 4:40
  • Or just do an {{ item.content }} ?
    – Hudri
    Oct 7, 2017 at 9:20
  • @Hudri i have set the view mode for the field as default. I need to use a twig template file to output specific <div> tags so using {{ item.content }} has not worked because for some reason it does not output as expected (see screenshots) Oct 8, 2017 at 19:53

2 Answers 2


This is the code I'm using inside one of my field templates to output a text field, which is used as an HTML/JS widget input box

{% for item in items %}
  <div{{ item.attributes }}>{{ item.content['#context'].value|raw }}</div>
{% endfor %}

Should work for you, I guess you'll have to remove the |raw filter for your case. (But usually it is not the recommended way to output fields this way.)

  • i didn't think to use the #context element. That works for me. Oct 13, 2017 at 17:46

Never use raw, it will hurt you, use this instead

{{ {
    '#type': 'processed_text',
    '#text':  item.content['#context'].value,
    '#format': 'rich_text',
} }}

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