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URL translators

Tuesday 26 June 2012 5:13:35 pm - 4 replies

Hi (appologies if this is novice, however I am novice myself to the EZ Framework),

We have a folder in our eZ installation named: 'Competition'. It holds within it all the competitions (which are essentially classes).

If we create a new comp we go, 'create new' in the admin GUI > select the comptition class. However, we then need to write a mod-rewrite specific for the competition we have just created in the URL translate...

This is where the problem arises: When the marketting side of the company create a new comp. they can not be expected to know how to create a new url translator.

Every url translaror looks like:



As the start and end will always be the same, is it possible to write some sort of wild card as a catch all which will essentially do this:


Where * can be any name of a competition?


I appreciate this maybe a novice question but i am a novice to the framework my self.




Modified on Tuesday 26 June 2012 5:14:26 pm by John Carmichael

Tuesday 26 June 2012 10:20:12 pm

Don't worry about being a novice -  we've all been there happy.gif Emoticon

However, before trying to answer your question, I need to know why you feel you need to use mod_rewrite for this task?

Modified on Tuesday 26 June 2012 10:20:37 pm by Daniel A. Øien

Wednesday 27 June 2012 10:55:05 am


Hey, thanks for replying,


Sorry i think i didn't explain myself properly... I actually am wanting to avoid using mod-rewrite and want to use the eZ framework.


I want to write a wild card catch all for the following:







My own attempt at writing a rule for this:





Didn't work...

Wednesday 27 June 2012 1:26:26 pm

Hi John, I've used wildcards at the start & end of a phrase, but never in the middle, so I had to try this.... and it worked for me.

What version of eZ Publish are you using?


Thursday 28 June 2012 10:20:27 am

Hi Geoff,


We are using the following installation:

Community Project 2012.2


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