I have the following code in node.html.twig.

{{ dump(user) }}

I get this output.

object(Drupal\Core\Session\AccountProxy)#523 (4) {
object(Drupal\Core\Session\UserSession)#91 (16) {
string(1) "1"
array(2) {
  string(13) "authenticated"
  string(13) "administrator"
string(10) "1513942493"
string(5) "admin"
string(2) "en"
string(18) "[email protected]"
string(13) "Europe/Berlin"
string(2) "en"
string(55) "$S$E7IRVipuFHHectBpj8GkGZGPHlFWNQKG9ydDoRpwBDcCbzklpVaj"
string(1) "1"
string(10) "1513920795"

I want to render value of ["created"]=>string(10) "1513920795" and ["uid":protected]=>string(1) "1". What is the syntax or code to output them from the template?

  • All variables that can be rendered either need to be a plain value (such as a variable injected to the template via a preprocess hook) or a render array (like a field). Both are done as {{ variable }} or {{ content.variable }} respectively. The easiest way to inspect variables is to use xdebug and inspect them with a preprocess node hook in the themes .theme file, or use Twig XDebug to set a breakpoint in the twig template.
    – Kevin
    Dec 22, 2017 at 16:52

1 Answer 1


You can just get the user ID and when the account was created respectively with {{ user.id }} and {{ user.created }}. With {{ user.created | date("d F Y") }} you print the timestamp with the date format you specify.

Consider user as an object. You can access all the values the same way.

See also the Twig documentation.

  • I actually want to render other variables too when i debug this way. how do i do it? if i want to render other variables like timezone, langcode etc? Dec 22, 2017 at 12:31
  • thank you for your answer. {{ dump(date) }} also gives me an output with string(..) " " I dont understand. I just want to print the raw value of the date in the front end. how do i do it? Dec 22, 2017 at 12:57
  • @IronButterfly That is a different question. It's not that because you are asking about two values taken from the user object, you will get an answer for every value a user object has.
    – apaderno
    Dec 22, 2017 at 13:34
  • Just use xdebug to see what your variables are, it will be less hassle.
    – Kevin
    Dec 22, 2017 at 14:49

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