I've created a module called hotel_reviews.

I've created the route node/{node}/reviews using hotel_reviews.routing.yml.

  path: '/node/{node}/reviews'
    _controller: '\Drupal\hotel_reviews\Controller\ReviewsController::content'
    _title: 'Reviews'
    _permission: 'access content'

I then tried to add a local task using hotel_reviews.links.task.yml.

  route_name: hotel_reviews.content
  title: 'Reviews'
  base_route: node.view
  weight: 100

I can now access the content defined by my controller at node/1/reviews, however when I go to node/1 I don't see a reviews tab.

What am I doing wrong?

I've been using the following documentation so far:

1 Answer 1


Your base route is wrong. You need to use the route that node uses for /node/1. That's not node.view. It's entity.node.canonical.

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    It's similar to what done from the Tracker module in its tracker.links.task.yml file for the "Activity" tab (/user/{user}/activity) for which the base route is entity.user.canonical. (I added this example as reminder for myself, hoping it will help other users too.)
    – apaderno
    Apr 29, 2016 at 12:18
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    This worked great for me. Thanks ... But it's switching away from the admin theme to the front-end theme ... Any thoughts on how to keep it with the admin theme? Thanks! Jul 13, 2018 at 14:24
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    Nevermind ... found it ... leaving answer here for others: (in route definition) options: _admin_route: TRUE Jul 13, 2018 at 14:31

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