After adding a block file to src/Plugin/Block I can't add the block on the Block Layout admin page. When I filter by block name I can see it, but then when I try to place it I can't get to the configure block screen (pressing the 'Place block' button produces no effect). I do not get any errors.

What could be the reason for such a behaviour?

The block file contents:


namespace Drupal\Core\Block\BlockBase;
use Drupal\Core\Link;
use Drupal\Core\Plugin\ContainerFactoryPluginInterface;
use Drupal\Core\Session\AccountInterface;
use Drupal\core\Url;
use Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\ContainerInterface;

 * Provides a block with a link to start the toru.
 * @Block(
 *    id = "iai_tour_link",
 *    admin_label = @Translation("Link for the IAI Product Guide tour"),
 *    category = @Translation("Links"),
 *    context = {
 *       "node" = @ContextDefinition(
 *         "entity:node",
 *          label = @Translation("Current Node")
 *        )
 *     }
 *   )
class TourLinkBlock extends BlockBase implements ContainerFactoryPluginInterface{
     * The current user.
     * @var \Drupal\Core\Session\AccountInterface;
    protected $currentUser;

     * Constructs an TourLinkBlock object.
     * @param array $configuration
     * A configuration array containing information about the plugin instance.
     * @param string $plugin_id
     * The plugin_id for the plugin instance.
     * @param mixed $plugin_definition
     * The plugin implementation definition.
    public function __construct(array $configuration, $plugin_id, $plugin_definition, AccountInterface $current_user){
        parent::__construct($configuration, $plugin_id, $plugin_definition);
        $this->currentUser = $current_user;

     * {@inheritdoc}
    public static function create(ContainerInterface $container, array $configuration, $plugin_id, $plugin_definition){
        return new static(

    public function build(){

        $node = $this->getContextValue('node');
        if ($this->currentUser->hasPermission('access tour') && $node->getType() == 'book'){
            $url = Url::fromRoute('<current>', array(), array('query' => array('tour' => 1)));
            $build['tour_link']= [
                '#type' => 'markup',
                '#markup' => Link::fromTextAndUrl(t('Take the tour!'), $url)->toString(),
            $build['#attached']['library'][] = 'tour/tour';
            return $build;
  • 2
    When the code isn't working it probably does produce an error. Check the error log and try to open the place block form in a new tab to see the error on the screen when you have enabled displaying of errors.
    – 4uk4
    Commented Apr 10, 2019 at 13:32
  • It's funny as the error didn't show when I navigated through Reports - Recent log messages. It showed though when I opened the place block button in a new tab. So that part of your comment should be treated as the answer to my question. Thanks :-)
    – Tommy
    Commented Apr 10, 2019 at 14:20
  • Usually you need to look in a javaScript console to see these errors. Or else, you can disable JavaScript, which will force page reloads, and show you the errors (if you have error reporting enabled).
    – Jaypan
    Commented Feb 21, 2021 at 2:43

1 Answer 1


Fix the namespaces:

delete: namespace Drupal\Core\Block\BlockBase;

add: namespace Drupal\MY_COOL_MODULE\Plugin\Block; use Drupal\Core\Block\BlockBase;

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