Here is a technique I used (cannot remember where I found it).
$app = JFactory::getApplication();
$menu = $app->getMenu();
$menuItem = $menu->getItems( 'link', 'index.php?option=com_example&view=reporting', true );
This has worked wonders for me.
the output from JRoute will depend on what you feed it.
might return something else than
In fact if you have a menu item category blog listing for catid=5, the latter might give you the menu-url (I ...
Since 3.9 there's Joomla\CMS\Router\Route::link() method which takes client (site or administrator) as first argument.
$link = 'index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1';
echo '<a href="' . JRoute::link('site', $link) . '">Test</a>';
If you have the article object available, you should use ContentHelperRoute::getArticleRoute() and ...
One thing is, that you're trying to create a router in the old way, it changed over time. Now router is a class. Second thing is, one of your component views have to be set as a front-page for a system. Without that, in most websites the default router will be com_content's router, so every wrong URL(url that don't have a proper menu item/parent item) will ...
The final source code is:
// Get menu item
$app = JFactory::getApplication();
$menu = $app->getMenu();
// Get component's name
$comName = JFactory::getApplication()->input->get('option');
// Get actual view's name
$viewName = $this->_name;
// Get menu's item id for our compoent
$menuItem = $menu->getItems( 'link', 'index.php?option=' . $...
Here is how I ended up getting it to work:
$live_site = substr(JURI::root(), 0, -1);
$app = JApplication::getInstance('site');
$router = &$app->getRouter();
$url = $router->build($live_site.'/index.php?option=com_icagenda&view=list&layout=event&id=' . $id . '&Itemid=' . $Itemid);
JRoute is not reliable on the backend. Your approach may work on a simple install, but if you have a third-party SEF plugin, or even some slightly unorhodox routing in third-party components, this will fail miserably.
So I won't answer how to get rid of the 500 error. But propose an alternative solution.
In a popular SEF extension, ACEsef if I remember ...
You can use php method http_build_query to generate url encoded query string.
Club all the different parameters in an array and pass it to this method.
$base_url = 'index.php?';
$parameter = array('id'=>'1',
$base_url .= http_build_query($parameter);
I think I see the issue with the search module form destination url. The form action attribute needs the option and view parameters. I see you added them as hidden field at the end of the form, but try removing those fields and adding to the JRoute url like so:
<form name="books-search" action="<?php echo JRoute::_('index.php?option=com_usedbooks&...
We made this problem go away by updating Joomla to 2.5.24 (a painless point-release upgrade) and updating Document Seller to its 3.5 version, and the problem described above resolved itself exactly as @johanpw suggested.
The key here is to set up your components router.php file (which should be found in the root folder of your component on the front end) with logic that will search for and select the appropriate menu item. I would love to see this automatically happen, but as far as I know this isn't the case.
It would probably be best to work this block of code in to some ...
Afaik JRoute will take the active Itemid (and also the active option) if none is provided. If that doesn't work, it means that the call to your code comes without Itemid to begin with.
If so, the easiest thing would be to add the Itemid to the intial call.
If you need to look up the menu item, I would not do a direct query but use JMenu instead.
You can customize the 404 error (example show a custom page or send somewhere other than the homepage) by adding a PHP file to your template, name it error.php and place it in the root of the template (next to the index.php of the template).
Inside that file you can indicate what to do, for example send to somewhere in your site (update /SOMEWHEREINYOURSITE ...
This isn't an error but expected behavior. If you navigate to Components > Redirect in the Joomla Administrator's interface, you will see a list of all URLs requests resulting in a 404. Joomla automatically records them in this component and the re-routes the request to the home page.
The reason why is two fold, first is to prevent a negative user ...
I found the solution with the help of @Farahmand, here it is:
defined('_JEXEC') or die;
function empresaBuildRoute(&$query) //Esta función divide la url y se trae las variables.
$segments = array();
$segments = $query['view'];
I'm presuming it's the Joomla Language Switcher module which you're using to switch languages.
In this case, this module has to generate the links which are behind the little flag symbols.
It does this by calling the getAssociations() method of a HelperAssociation class for your component, as described at
You need to add your own router.php and build your own views in the build + parse methods in it. I would create a router.php file with this information: https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Supporting_SEF_URLs_in_your_component#A_more_complex_Example
PS: I'd recommend to use name spacing to be compatible with future Joomla versions. It's possible since Joomla 3.8 + ...
May not be practical for blog articles, but a fixed url can be achieved via menu items: https://docs.joomla.org/Search_Engine_Friendly_URLs#Limitations
Otherwise, if I see it correctly, you have to write your own plugin.
There seems to be a bug with the routing in Joomla 3.8.4 which is a known issue and is currently being discussed on Github, here:
I've seem elsewhere that a quick fix (temporarily) is to replace the following file:
with the one from Joomla 3.8.3
There is also a pull ...
You are not checking the existence of parameter name before using it. Hence PHP shows the notice message. Change your code to
if(isset($query['id']) && isset($query['name']))
$segments = $query['id']."-".$query['name'];
else if(isset($query['id'])) ...
My original goal was creating a alias on frontend without any link using Jroute or menu id...
But after a lot of search it seems that Joomla cannot do that or if it can it may need some serious change on Router. So instead of messing with Joomla Router (I actually tried) I created a script on my plugin to create a menutype and to save on database a new menu ...
Create your URLs like this:
You will want to include the Itemid of your current menu item, makes things cleaner and helps you keep track of where you are. That can be found with:
$Itemid = JFactory::getApplication()->getMenu()->getActive()->id;
BuildRoute function gets whatever the information you will pass to it. How you are creating your urls in your component? Like this?
$url = JRoute::_('index.php?option=com_mycomponent&view=myview&task=mytask&id=1');
In above case the view parameter is passed with the url structure and hence the BuildRoute function knows how to get the view ...
It seems that somewhere around version 3.9.7, they included a fourth parameter in this function, so now the function definition is:
public static function _($url, $xhtml = true, $tls = self::TLS_IGNORE, $absolute = false)
So you can call it like this:
JRoute::_('index.php?Itemid=164', true, 0, true);
The fourth argument forces the URL to be ...
You can not achieve it the way you trying to because if you look at the router code:
link that starts with index.php should be passed, not with http(s)
The correct way to achieve routing is:
If you would like to have absolute sef url you need to prepend root after:
You can use .htaccess URL Rewrite replacing the numeric segment to something else but you have to make sure your item's alias column is unique in your component's table unless the same URL segments being generated will conflict.
It is Ok to create hidden menu items for better content managament.
But, you have to be sure that Itemid is associated with generated Urls.
It is not so obvious how to associate Itemid. Each extension implements its own recipe:
A single fixed Itemid
Multiple Itemids, one for each available menu option
If you have a raw Url, you can look for the main ...