I have category cars and I want to create its URL alias according to the region like if the user location is Australia than URL will mysite/australia/cars similar if the user location is USA than URL will be mysite/usa/cars.

Can you please anyone tell how can I achieve this kind of functionality?

Thanks in Advance.

  • You use pathauto module ?
    – berramou
    Nov 20, 2019 at 19:50
  • Yes, i am using pathauto @berramou Nov 20, 2019 at 20:11
  • Okay check my answer.
    – berramou
    Nov 20, 2019 at 20:42

1 Answer 1


If you use pathauto module:

You can use hook_pathauto_alias_alter like the following:

 * Implements hook_pathauto_alias_alter().
function YourModuleName_pathauto_alias_alter(&$alias, array &$context) {
  // Change tags here by your term name
  if ($context['module'] == 'taxonomy_term' && isset($context['type']) && $context['type'] == 'tags'){
   // Get the current user the location for example australia
    $user_location = 'australia';
    // Change the alias to be
    $alias = $user_location. '/cars/[term:name]';
  • It will change permanent alias or something else? Nov 20, 2019 at 20:46
  • This hook fired on create and update of your taxomony terms
    – berramou
    Nov 20, 2019 at 20:48
  • From the hook comment section Alter Pathauto-generated aliases before saving
    – berramou
    Nov 20, 2019 at 20:50
  • But, I have already multiple terms than how I will use it for this? Nov 20, 2019 at 20:52
  • For already existing alias you should go to bulk generate admin/config/search/path/update_bulk and select terms pathauto will regenerate them for you .
    – berramou
    Nov 20, 2019 at 20:57

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