I see extensive Drupal 7 documentation for the Flags module, but very little for Drupal 8. I have a Signup flag on a Drupal 8 node (which is an event). I need to suppress the Signup link when a number of signups (flags) have been added to this node.

I'm trying with hook_preprocess_flag() using the following code.

$flag_service = \Drupal::service('flag');
$flag = $flag_service->getFlagById('signup');

What call gets the flag_count of that flag?

  • $flag_service = Drupal::service('flag.count'); $counts = $flag_service->getEntityFlagCounts($node);
    – DiDebru
    Commented Mar 27, 2019 at 13:54
  • Or if you want it for flag entity use $flag_service ->getFlagFlaggingCount($flag);
    – DiDebru
    Commented Mar 27, 2019 at 14:02

1 Answer 1


For flag count on entities use:

$flag_service = Drupal::service('flag.count');
$counts = $flag_service->getEntityFlagCounts($node);

For flag count on flag entity use:


You can find all functions from the Service here:


  • 1
    Thank you @Insasse, this solved my problem!
    – MEI
    Commented Mar 27, 2019 at 19:06
  • Hi, if I use the above code : $flag_service = \Drupal::service('flag.count'); $flag_count = $flag_service->getFlagFlaggingCount('flag_machine_name'); I get this error : TypeError : Argument 1 passed to Drupal\flag\FlagCountManager::getFlagFlaggingCount() must implement interface Drupal\flag\FlagInterface, string given,.... How Can I get the number of flagged nodes for a flag type? Thanks.
    – user28220
    Commented Dec 6, 2019 at 8:45
  • $flag = \Drupal::service('flag')->getFlagById('flag_machine_name'); Commented Mar 18, 2022 at 19:06

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