In a custom module i'm using an EventSubscriber to redirect different people to different frontpages. Below is the simplified code I'm using.

$nid = 1;
$domain_url = \Drupal::service('path_alias.manager')->getAliasByPath('/node/'. $nid);

$response = new RedirectResponse($domain_url);

The module is working but there is one detail I can't seem to solve.

For example on my website domain.com I have node/1 that has an alias path /home.

When going to domain.com it is, because of my module as expected, redirected to domain.com/home. But what I want is the url not to show the home part. Is it possible to show the content of /home but keeping the url domain.com?

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    If you don't want to change the URL in the browser then don't redirect. From the event subscriber you could start a sub request. Or change the incoming path in path processing. For the latter @Jaypan has developed a solution by making path processing domain aware. See drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/288321/…
    – 4uk4
    Nov 15, 2020 at 16:15
  • What @Jaypan has done...is exactly what I need but I can't figure out (by the post) what he did. It doesn't look like the full code. I'll try and figure out how path processing is working..
    – Joost
    Nov 18, 2020 at 7:26
  • For I've overriden Drupal\Core\Routing\RouteProvider::getRouteCollectionCacheId() see bounteous.com/insights/2017/04/19/…
    – 4uk4
    Nov 18, 2020 at 9:01
  • Thanks! I ended up using large parts of the PathProcessorFront.php from core to get my module to work. Only thing is that I have a caching problem I'll create a new post for this.
    – Joost
    Nov 18, 2020 at 15:58

1 Answer 1


You can add the path to your homepage from admin/config/system/site-information

And replace /node/1 to /home.

You don't need an even subscriber to do that.

  • I know the default way of setting the frontpage. I'm working with a custom module to be able to set multiple frontpages.
    – Joost
    Nov 15, 2020 at 8:17
  • I would rather have one frontpage which would serve the content dynamically even if it needs multiple rules to load it and keep the default way of setting the frontpage.
    – MacSim
    Nov 15, 2020 at 11:24

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