I am using the following code in my theme to fetch 3 blocks (each containing 4 fields) generated via the custom block library interface i:e all 3 block are of the HomePage-Block type:

function legislation_research_theme_preprocess_page(&$variables, $hook) {
    for($i = 1; $i <= 3; $i++) {
        $block_entity = Drupal\block_content\Entity\BlockContent::load($i);// BLOCK_ID
        $block_view[$i] = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getViewBuilder('block_content')->view($block_entity);

    if ($block_view) {
        $variables['page']['my_block'] = $block_view;

In my page--front.html.twig, my blocks output via:

    {{ page.my_block }}

However, the output is of the individual fields from each of the blocks rather than 3 divs containing 4 fields of content from each block. That's making it impossible to to style:

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Can anyone advice how I might be able to output each block but contained in individual parent divs?


1 Answer 1


I render my custom library blocks like this:

{{drupal_entity('block', 'block_id')}}

So you have to search your block at your library and use this block's machine name where i say block_id. Hope it helps.

  • Thank you for you response. I just tried it and Twig does not recognise the drupal_entity function and so it fails with an Unknown "drupal_entity" function error message. Is there something extra you are doing to make that function active in twig?
    – sisko
    Jun 4, 2020 at 10:13
  • I'm sorry, but i also found that in the documentation. drupal.org/docs/8/modules/twig-tweak/…
    – DigitalSM
    Jun 4, 2020 at 10:32
  • I see! But that would work only if the Twig Tweak module is installed. I'm assuming you do?
    – sisko
    Jun 4, 2020 at 14:11
  • Yes, i always install this module. I am not so advanced so i thought that was part of the best practice to follow when you install drupal. Something like a starter pack. So my bad.
    – DigitalSM
    Jun 4, 2020 at 14:21

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