Craft's documentation states: "If the URI matches an entry’s or category’s URI, the section’s/category group’s template will get loaded". Instead of loading the template, how can I set the route to run an action instead? In config/routes.php, I set 'entryurl' => array('action' => 'action/path'), but this does not work.

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You want to take a look at the registerSiteRoutes() method in your plugin class. In this example, it will route a request to your MyPluginHandle_FooController::actionBar() method. foo is obviously the name of the controller, and bar is the method.

public function registerSiteRoutes()
    return array(
        'some/route/here' => array('action' => 'myPluginHandle/foo/bar'),

Here is what the controller would look like with these naming conventions:


class MyPluginHandle_FooController extends BaseController
    // Allow anonymous users (users that aren't logged in) to use this controller
    protected $allowAnonymous = true;

    public function actionBar()
        // do something

You can also do the same thing for CP routes.


  • Does action as a suffix actually work or does it need to be a prefix, as in actionBar()? Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 4:48
  • My mistake, you are correct. It's actionBar, I had that inverted on accident. I updated my answer. Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 18:28

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