We are attempting to change the $variables['url'] from a relative to absolute URL within the mymodule_preprocess_node() hook. The $variables['url'] is displayed as a <a> element within our node--page.html.twig template.

How can we set the $variable['url'] so that it uses the absolute URL?


<a href="{{ url }}">
  {{ label }}
  {{ content.field_text }} {# custom text field #}

What we tried within mymodule_preprocess_node().

use Drupal\Core\Url; 

function mymodule_preprocess_node($variables) {
  $options = [
    'absolute' => true,
  $variables['url'] = URL::fromUri($variables['url'], $options);

This results in the following error message:

The URI '' is invalid. You must use a valid URI scheme. in Drupal\Core\Url::fromUri() (line 281 of core\lib\Drupal\Core\Url.php).

1 Answer 1


In order to get this to work, I did the following. This assume you have access to the $node object, which you would if you are performing this within the hook_preprocess_node() hook.

$variables['url'] = $node->toUrl()->setAbsolute()->toString();

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