My question is the same asked in How do I redirect from /index.php/event/* to /event? but for Drupal 8.

Since the module suggested in the accepted answer for that question doesn't have a version for Drupal 8, how can I achieve the same with Drupal 8?

3 Answers 3


In Drupal 8 you use an event subscriber for this. You subscribe to a REQUEST kernel event, get the original url from the request, apply a regular expression and if this finds a replacement set the new url as a 301 redirect response.



namespace Drupal\mymodule\EventSubscriber;

use Symfony\Component\EventDispatcher\EventSubscriberInterface;
use Symfony\Component\EventDispatcher\Event;
use Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\Event\GetResponseEvent;
use Drupal\Core\Routing\TrustedRedirectResponse;
use Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\KernelEvents;

class RedirectSubscriber implements EventSubscriberInterface {

  public function redirectIndexPHP(GetResponseEvent $event) {
    $old_url = $event->getRequest()->getUri();
    $new_url = preg_replace('|/index.php|', '', $old_url, 1, $count);
    if ($count > 0) {
      $response = new TrustedRedirectResponse($new_url, 301);

  static function getSubscribedEvents() {
    $events[KernelEvents::REQUEST][] = array('redirectIndexPHP', 39);
    return $events;



    class: Drupal\mymodule\EventSubscriber\RedirectSubscriber
    arguments: []
      - { name: event_subscriber }

I believe you can do it as follows (untested):

use \Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation;

function somePageCallback()

   return new RedirectResponse('/path/to/redirect/to');

Here is the Rewrite Rule to be written in .htaccess file located in Drupal Root directory.

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} index.php/event/
RewriteRule ^(.*) http://www.domain.com/event [L,R=301]

Hope, it makes sense to you.

  • 1
    .htaccess files usually pushed up with core changes and are prone to getting overwritten. Commented Nov 8, 2018 at 19:19

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