I'd like to retrieve the name of a section based on a url segment. Normally I would use {{entry.section.name}}, but this doesn't work, since there is no entry available.

I've got this working:

{% set entry = craft.entries.section(craft.request.getSegment(1)).first %}


This means that I first have to get an entry and then reverse retrieve the section it belongs to.

Is there no direct way to get the section name based on a url?

1 Answer 1


Do you mean

{% set section = craft.sections.getSectionByHandle(craft.request.getSegment(1)) %}
{{ section.name }}

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