I have created a flag for my comments named HELPFUL. If users find a comment helpful they vote it as such.

The challenge that I have is how do I show the total votes for the flag next to the button? If a comment was voted as helpful 5 times for example, show that next to the helpful button.

If there are no helpful votes for a particular comment show nothing (do not display 0) but only the HELPFUL rate button (flag)

I have tried to add [flag-action:count] and [flag-helpful-count] as the token under the flag setting (/admin/structure/flags/manage/helpful >>edit>> Flag link text) but it does not work.

Looked at COMMENT tokes and I see this available: [comment:flag-helpful-count] It still won't work. It shows this text [comment:flag-helpful-count] instead of a total number.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

1 Answer 1


You try code:

 * Implements hook_tokens().
function mymodule_tokens($type, $tokens, array $data, array $options, \Drupal\Core\Render\BubbleableMetadata $bubbleable_metadata) {
  $replacements = array();
  if($type == 'comment' && !empty($data['comment'])) {

    foreach($tokens as $name => $original) {
      switch($name) {
        case 'flag-helpful-count':
          //$comment = \Drupal\comment\Entity\Comment::load($data['comment']->get('cid')->value);
          //$count_flag = \Drupal::service('flag.count')->getEntityFlagCounts($comment);
          $replacements[$original] = 10;
  return $replacements;

function mymodule_preprocess_comment(&$variables) {
  $token_service = \Drupal::token();
  $token_count_flag = $token_service->replace('[comment:flag-helpful-count]', array('comment' =>

  • Thank you for the reply. Which file is this supposed to go in?
    – Progonat
    Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 14:17
  • I think you will need it
    – vinhdv
    Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 14:31
  • I have a custom theme. I am not sure which file to paste the code you provided. Thanks.
    – Progonat
    Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 14:51
  • Any other suggestions?
    – Progonat
    Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 15:14
  • It executes in the custom module
    – vinhdv
    Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 16:15

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