Drupal 8

Posts, reviews and snippets about Drupal 8.

Drupal 8: Detecting An Anonymous User

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 10:38

To find out if the current user is anonymous use the following.


This can be used as part of an if statement like this:


Drupal 8: Get The Current Language

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 16:27

To get the currently selected language on a Drupal 8 site you need to run the following.

$language = \Drupal::languageManager()->getCurrentLanguage()->getId();

This will return the 2 character ISO language code for the language. So for English this would be "en".

To get the language name instead of the language code use this.

$language =  \Drupal::languageManager()->getCurrentLanguage()->getName();

Drupal 8: Include A Twig Template

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 16:01

When creating re-usable theme templates in Drupal 8 it's quite easy to include that template by using the following snippet.

{% include directory ~ '/templates/parts/footer.html.twig' %}

This assumes that your footer.html.twig template file is kept in the same theme as the template you are working on. It's also good practice to add the template part to a directory called 'parts' or 'components' to separate them from the normal Drupal templates.