I want to print the creation date of nodes of type article between two fields. I know you can do this with Display Suite, but I don't want to install the module only for this functionality. My only idea is to put an if condition into the for loop of field.html.twig to print the date after a certain field occurs, but I wonder if there is a better solution.

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Yes, you would need a module like Display Suite only if you want to do this in UI. For a solution in code you can add extra information to the render array $variables['content'] in a preprocess hook:


 * Implements hook_preprocess_HOOK() for node templates.
function mytheme_preprocess_node(&$variables) {

  $node = $variables['node'];

  if ($node->getType() == 'article') {
    $variables['content']['created'] = [
      '#markup' => t('<p>Node created: @created</p>', [
        '@created' => format_date($node->getCreatedTime(), 'medium'),
      '#weight' => '5',


Adjust weight to position it between the two fields.

  • Ok, one problem I just noticed: the markup is inserted in every view mode...
    – 0711master
    Commented Feb 23, 2018 at 0:59
  • 1
    You can check the view mode in $variables['view_mode']
    – 4uk4
    Commented Feb 23, 2018 at 7:19

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