I would like to render an image as background image in my Twig template. To optimize my resources I'd like to use a responsive image but I cannot find a way to use it for background images.

For a standard image I would use something like

img src="{{ file_url(node.field_with_image.entity.uri.value) }}" alt="my_alt" class="my_class">

How can I achieve that with a background image?


You should definitely have a look at Background Images Formatter.

It contains a submodule to handle responsive images as well.

Either use that or check how they are doing it.

  • Is there any way to access the image within the twig with something like {{ content.my_field }} ? – Tibo May 30 '18 at 14:11
  • Something like {{ node.my_field.entity.uri.value | image_style('thumbnail') }} but for responsive images ? – Tibo May 30 '18 at 14:19
  • Has anybody tried Background Images Formatter. Id like to do the same thing but this doesnt work- | responsive_image('') – paulcap1 Apr 17 at 15:01

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