I'm using Timber for a Wordpress site and I'm trying to start and build Gutenberg blocks. The blocks work in the backend editor but I cant get them to work in the template. In fact nothing from the content box prints to the screen when I try use {{post.content}} as it just returns null.

How to get post.content to return the content?

WP - 5.8 Timber 1.18.0


/* Template Name: block test */

$context = Timber::get_context();

Timber::render( 'template-block-test.twig', $context );


{%  extends 'base.twig' %}

{% block content %}
<h1>Header to test file</h1>

{{post.content}} //returns null

{%  endblock %}


add_action( 'acf/init', 'acf_forty_it_block', 9 );
add_action( 'acf/init', 'acf_forty_it_block_settings', 10 );

function acf_forty_it_block() {

    // Check function exists.
    if( function_exists( 'acf_register_block_type' ) ) {

        // register a testimonial block.
        acf_register_block_type( array(
            'name'              => 'fortyblock',
            'title'             => __('Forty'),
            'description'       => __('Forty does a great job at been 60/40'),
            'render_callback' => 'my_acf_block_render_callback',
            'category'          => 'design',
            'icon'              => 'format-gallery',
            'keywords'          => array( 'test', 'forty',  ),
        ) );

function my_acf_block_render_callback( $block, $content = '', $is_preview = false ) {
    $context = Timber::context();

    $context['block'] = $block;

    $forty = array(
        'top_header' => get_field('forty_top_header'),
        'text' => get_field('forty_text'),
        'list_content' => get_field('forty_list_content'),
        'image' => get_field('forty_image'),
        'color' => get_field('forty_color'),
      $context['forty'] = $sixtyForty;

      $context['is_preview'] = $is_preview;
    // Render the block.
    Timber::render( 'blocks/forty.twig', $context );

1 Answer 1


You will need to add the current page object to the timber context using timber_context filter.
Something like this

add_filter('timber_context', 'bt_timber_add_to_context');
function bt_timber_add_to_context ($context) {
    // add current page content
    $context['page'] = Timber::get_post();

    return $context;

That's how I added it in my custom timber theme.
Now when you want to get the page content you can do this

{{ page.content }}

This is availalbe only if you use Timber::context() in your render/compile methods.
Basically if you use Timber::context(), one of the object properties will be page

  • That worked, thank you for the quick response. Jan 9 at 13:32

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