I've installed the pathauto module. I have a content type article. When I'm trying to create an article, the path is created automatically in the form content/article-title, that is fine.

However, I want to pass some dummy values via url like content/article-title/value1, content/article-title/value2. So now I have multiple aliases for the url. I will create some functionality using this dummy value.

If I try to access node/10/value1, I can access the page. But I want to access with path alias like content/article-title/value1.

How can I access a page using content/article-title/value1, content/article-title/value1 and content/article-title?

I don't need to create multiple path alias for url. But I need to access page using above urls.

Is it possible?


Eventually, I got the solution for this. Please refer http://www.phponwebsites.com/2016/08/drupal-7-pathauto-multiple-url-alias.html


3 Answers 3


You need to set path at config >> URL aliases >> patterns under that article patter you need to set something like.


You can access with pattern url otherwise you can access by default with "node/nid".

  • It is not based on field. It is a custom value. I need to pass 2 values like value1 and value2
    – Guru
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 5:41
  • which kind of value you want to pass?
    – vgoradiya
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 5:48
  • String like sum and non-sum
    – Guru
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 5:51
  • just enter in tags for sum or non-sum and use that field in content/[node:title]/[node:field_tag]
    – vgoradiya
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 5:58
  • Where to do this? and how?
    – Guru
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 6:00

You should consider passing the values as parameters instead of arguments.


  • content/article-title/value1
  • content/article-title/value2


  • content/article-title?key1=[value1]&key2=[value2]

Parameters will mean you can still have a single path alias for your node.

You pick up parameters in your code by looking in the global $_GET variable.

  • Yes we could do this but it affects SEO.
    – Guru
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 6:01
  • A great deal of how to handle this is going to depend on what you're doing with it. How do you plan to add the functionality? Server-side? Client-side?
    – Darvanen
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 6:27
  • For client side validation
    – Guru
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 6:29
  • You will need mutliple aliases for each node then. I'm not sure pathauto will do that for you but you should be able to write a custom module that adds new items to the aliases settings (/admin/config/search/path) using functions from the pathauto module.
    – Darvanen
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 6:32
  • Yes i need to do. Is any other options like while create node?
    – Guru
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 6:33

You will need multiple aliases for the same node.

Create a custom module that uses hook_node_insert() to trigger a function that uses path_save() to add a new alias for the node.

path_save only overwrites paths if you direct it to do so with $path['pid'];

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