function template_preprocess_form_element_label

Same name and namespace in other branches
  1. 9 core/includes/ \template_preprocess_form_element_label()
  2. 10 core/includes/ \template_preprocess_form_element_label()
  3. 11.x core/includes/ \template_preprocess_form_element_label()

Prepares variables for form label templates.

Form element labels include the #title and a #required marker. The label is associated with the element itself by the element #id. Labels may appear before or after elements, depending on form-element.html.twig and #title_display.

This function will not be called for elements with no labels, depending on #title_display. For elements that have an empty #title and are not required, this function will output no label (''). For required elements that have an empty #title, this will output the required marker alone within the label. The label will use the #id to associate the marker with the field that is required. That is especially important for screenreader users to know which field is required.

To associate the label with a different field, set the #for property to the ID of the desired field.


array $variables: An associative array containing:

  • element: An associative array containing the properties of the element. Properties used: #required, #title, #id, #value, #description, #for.


core/includes/, line 528


function template_preprocess_form_element_label(&$variables) {
    $element = $variables['element'];
    // If title and required marker are both empty, output no label.
    if (isset($element['#title']) && $element['#title'] !== '') {
        $variables['title'] = [
            '#markup' => $element['#title'],
    // Pass elements title_display to template.
    $variables['title_display'] = $element['#title_display'];
    // A #for property of a dedicated #type 'label' element as precedence.
    if (!empty($element['#for'])) {
        $variables['attributes']['for'] = $element['#for'];
        // A custom #id allows the referenced form input element to refer back to
        // the label element; e.g., in the 'aria-labelledby' attribute.
        if (!empty($element['#id'])) {
            $variables['attributes']['id'] = $element['#id'];
    elseif (!empty($element['#id'])) {
        $variables['attributes']['for'] = $element['#id'];
    // Pass elements required to template.
    $variables['required'] = !empty($element['#required']) ? $element['#required'] : NULL;

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