In Drupal 7, I use the following code.

function my_goto($path) { 
  drupal_goto($path, array(), 301);

What code should I use in Drupal 8?

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    drupal.org/node/2023537 is the change record for drupal_goto(), whenever you are looking for a replacement for a specific function, look there first. – Berdir Dec 3 '14 at 8:24

This is the code that should be used in Drupal 8. See change Record for more info.

use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\RedirectResponse;

function my_goto($path) { 
  $response = new RedirectResponse($path);

To build on Anu Mathew's response;

To add a status code, its just the second param in the RedirectResponse class;

use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\RedirectResponse;

function my_goto($path) { 
  $response = new RedirectResponse($path, 302);

I didn't work in drupal 8 yet but as per the documentation drupal_goto is removed from Drupal 8.

In place of drupal_goto you need to write:

return new RedirectResponse(\Drupal::url('route.name'));

and something like this with parameters :

return new RedirectResponse(\Drupal::url('route.name', [], ['absolute' => TRUE]));

Check here https://www.drupal.org/node/2023537 and class RedirectResponse

  • Thanks for your reply.But how can i get the route name from the current url(Because url is setting using configuration form) – Anu Mathew Dec 3 '14 at 5:48
  • You mean redirect path is dynamic??? – Sumit Madan Dec 3 '14 at 5:52
  • Yes, your right its dynamic.. – Anu Mathew Dec 3 '14 at 5:55
  • Ok try to replace \Drupal::url('route.name') with your url or perhaps absolute url. – Sumit Madan Dec 3 '14 at 6:03
  • return new RedirectResponse($absolute_url); is worked for me :) But its showing "redirect to example.com/absolute_url " message on the screen – Anu Mathew Dec 3 '14 at 6:15

This can be achieved by leveraging built-in symphonies EventDispatcher Component. All you have to do is create a custom module. Add your services.yml file and provide appropriate service config.

    class: Drupal\my_module\EventSubscriber
      - { name: event_subscriber }

in Your modules src directory add create your EventSubscriber.php class and describe you methods here.

       use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\RedirectResponse;

        public function checkForCustomRedirect(GetResponseEvent $event) {     
            $route_name = \Drupal::request()->attributes->get(RouteObjectInterface::ROUTE_NAME);
            if($route_name === 'module.testPage') {
              $event->setResponse(new RedirectResponse($url, $status = 302,$headers);

           * {@inheritdoc}
        public static function getSubscribedEvents() {
            $events = [];
            $events[KernelEvents::REQUEST][] = array('checkForCustomRedirect');
            return $events;
  • $url is not defined. – Dan Shumaker Dec 27 '19 at 18:59

Perfectly working redirect code for me is the following:

$response = new RedirectResponse($path);
return $response->send();

In any other cases I'm getting some kind of exceptions or errors, for example: LogicException: The controller must return a response...



There is already a discussion about it, hope that helps!


this works for internal or external redirection:

use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\RedirectResponse;
use Drupal\Core\Url;

   $url = Url::fromUri('internal:/node/27'); // choose a path
   // $url =  Url::fromUri('https://external_site.com/');
    $destination = $url->toString();
    $response = new RedirectResponse($destination, 301);

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