I'd like to output the Names of Matrix Blocks. I know you can filter by block types e.g.

{% for block in entry.myMatrixField.type('text, heading') %}
{% if block.type == "heading" %}
    <h3>{{ block.heading }}</h3>
{% else %}
    {{ block.text | markdown }}
{% endif %}
{% endfor %}

I know I could use {{ block.type }} and get the block type's handle but, I want to included the actual Name of the block type itself too.

For example, something like this:

{{ block.type.name }}

Is this currently possible?


2 Answers 2


block.type is actually an alias for a getType() function, which returns a new MatrixBlockTypeModel object. Those will output their handle by default, which is why it's possible to compare block.type against block type handles. But MatrixBlockTypeModel also has a handle property, so this is totally possible:

{{ block.type.handle }}
  • Unfortunately, this means that using: {% if block.type in ['video', 'image', 'gallery'] %} …does not seem to work, as per this example. Is there another way? Using in is very tidy!
    – ianp
    Apr 28, 2017 at 12:05
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    @ianp You need .name after block.type Apr 29, 2017 at 16:18
  • Thanks. I have tried that and no joy. Just to be clear, ( block.type == 'video' or block.type == 'image' or block.type == 'gallery' ) does still work, however.
    – ianp
    Apr 30, 2017 at 17:00
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    Sorry I should have said .handle Apr 30, 2017 at 17:16

It does not appear to be in the matrix block model. http://buildwithcraft.com/docs/templating/matrixblockmodel

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