The following line in page.html.twig does not print the page title:

<h1>{{ title }}</h1>

The page title outputs using the Page title block, but not this piece of template code. I found the title variable in the documentation commented out at the top of page.html.twig. Does this code need to be wrapped in something else?

2 Answers 2


The variable {{ title }} is only used in maintenance and install pages where blocks are not available. See the change record https://www.drupal.org/node/2568563

  • So is there any other way of printing the page title in page.html.twig instead of using the block? If the block is the only way, what would this look like in page.html.twig?
    – crayden
    Commented Jan 30, 2020 at 19:26
  • You move the title block to a region and print this region in page.html.twig.
    – 4uk4
    Commented Jan 30, 2020 at 19:47

Sometimes your overall site architecture might have Page Title block settings using content types or other configuration which might leave one-off cases where this doesn't allow the rendering of the block via a given region.

You can render the page title with:

<h1>{{ drupal_title() }}</h1>

But much better... You can call the page title block in your page.html.twig template this way:

{{ drupal_block('page_title_block') }}

This will render the Page Title block (which works with translations).

Small note that printing the Page Title block this way can have a different array structure than rendering the page title block via a region, so if you are applying a page title alter somewhere, for example, you may have to take this into consideration.

function MYMODULE_preprocess_page_title(&$variables) {
  if (array_key_exists('#markup', $variables['title'])) {
    $variables['title']['#markup'] = $value;
  else if (isset($variables['title'])) {
    $variables['title'] = $value;

But of course, you can place another instance of the Page Title block via the block admin form and configure unique display settings, as well as place it in a custom region if needed.

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