I have a field called Media (machine name: field_media) inside of a content type. This field Media takes the media types of Remote video, Image, and Documents. I am currently trying to render this media inside my twig template as a link to whatever media type it is. For example, if it's a remote youtube video, the link would take you to the video or if it's a pdf document, the link would take you to the internal page to display that document. Examples:

Document: enter image description here Remote video: enter image description here

So inside my field twig template, grab the above values and for each item, place it inside an href attribute like so:

<div{{ item.attributes.addClass('field__item') }}><a href={{ url_of_internal_document_image_or_remote_video }}>{{ item.content }}</a></div>

Inside the href value I've tried values such as node.field_media.entity.field_media_oembed_video.value (for remote video) but that didn't work.

My twig template is displaying like this: enter image description here Which looks how I want but I can't get the link to take me to the remote vid or internal pdf.

Side note: In the Manage Display menu of my content type, I have this configuration for the field. enter image description here

  • Have you tried node.field_media.entity.field_media_oembed_video.0?
    – shelane
    Commented Sep 2, 2021 at 20:25
  • @shelane yea that didn't work :/ came back as null Commented Sep 2, 2021 at 22:54

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After quite an extensive search and with help of https://www.drupal.org/project/twig_vardumper this worked for me in a Paragraphs Twig template, to print out the remote URL of a youtube video; managed in the Drupal core Media module.

{{ paragraph.field_media_1.entity.field_media_oembed_video.entity.field_media_oembed_video.value }} 

Replace field_media_1 with the system name of your defined field.

  • awesome thanks! Crazy how long some of those variables are lol Commented Nov 9, 2021 at 20:33

The name of our field is field_images and we have this to display a thumbnail of our video. That if statement may be the key.

{% if content.field_images[0]["#media"].field_media_video_embed_field.0.value %}
  {{ drupal_image(content.field_images[0]["#media"].thumbnail.entity.uri.value, 'ourimagestyle') }}
{% else %}
  {{ content.field_images[0] }}
{% endif %}
  • I am just looking to display a link to the video not the thumbnail but that is good to know for future use Commented Sep 3, 2021 at 14:00
  • Something in this though content.field_images[0]["#media"].field_media_video_embed_field.0.value. If I could ever get the xdebug to work with twig, it would be easy to try to dissect what that variable breakdown looks like.
    – shelane
    Commented Sep 3, 2021 at 14:39
  • yea seems you have to flush cache everytime you want xdebug to run and even then doesn't always seem to work. I'm trying the drupal.org/project/twig_vardumper module but not much help either. Thank you though I'll look into something like that! Commented Sep 3, 2021 at 14:52

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