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    • 54969
    • 6 Posts
    Hi all, this issue hurts my brain.

    On many modern sites I see this pattern, but haven't figured out how to do it with modx yet.

    Say I have a user who clicks on a link on Facebook with the following url: mysite.com/event/3rf78gh9 they will, with my mod_rewrite rule hit a page more commonly known as


    This works with the following Rewrite_rule.

    RewriteRule ^event/([^/]+)/?$ event/?eventId=$1 [L]

    My scenario is of cause a bit more complex then this, and I would really like to be able to also do the following:

    Which should translate to

    Where id 24 is messages

    However i can't figure out how to create that type of mod_rewrite rule, please come up with suggestions for this.

    Now being a perfectionist I would also like to have my links generated with the same rules. Eg.
    [[~24 &eventId=`3rf78gh9`]]

    Is it even possible with modx

      • 54969
      • 6 Posts

      I solved the mod_rewrite rules, so that is no longer an issue.
      If anyone is looking to do something similar here's the rules:
      RewriteRule ^event/([A-Za-z0-9-]+)/?$ event/?eventId=$1 [N]
      RewriteRule ^event/([A-Za-z0-9-]+)/messages.html$ event/messages.html?eventId=$1 [L,QSA]

      Second part is still up in the air.

      How would one have
      [[~24 &eventId=`3rf78gh9`]]
      //Be parsed to 

      I think I could create a small snippet for writing the urls, but is there another way?

        • 3749
        • 24,544 Posts
        In theory, you could do it with .htaccess, but it would be simpler to do something like this (untested):

        [[CreateUrl? &docId=`24` &eventId=`3rf78gh9`]]

        /* CreateUrl snippet */
        return MODX_BASE_URL . 'event/' . &eventId . '/messages.html';

        You didn't have '24' in your example URL, so I didn't know what to do with it in the code.

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          • 54969
          • 6 Posts
          Hi Bob

          I think that is the way I'll be going, Thanks for taking the time to look at the this.