Transform PHP Vars to JavaScript For Drupal 8

Transform PHP Vars to JavaScript For Drupal 8

Often, you'll find yourself in situations, where you want to pass some server-side string/array/collection/whatever to your JavaScript. Traditionally, this can be a bit of a pain - especially as your app grows.

This package simplifies the process drastically.


Download vars_to_javascript to module direcotry, then run composer install

Drupal Users

  1. enable the moudle

  2. pass php vars

     $javascript= \Drupal::service('javascript');
     $variabes = ['aa' => 32, 'bb' => 'cc', 'dd' => [23421,3423]];
  1. use it in frontend Using the code above, you'll now be able to access aa, bb, and dd from your JavaScript.
console.log(php.aa); // 32
console.log(; // cc


You can your own namespace in settings.php like

$settings['js_namespace'] = 'phpjs';



vars_to_javascript Repo on github