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I'm working on localhost server and I added an anchor tag like below in block.

<a href="contactus">Contact</a>

In front page it goes to the path directly, but if it is other than front page, it added the current path also, for example

http://localhost/r4launch/content/contactus

It add the "content" in front of the path, then it return "page not found".

how to define path in anchor tag ? or is that anything I'm missing ?

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If you are using the non-aliased path, use l() to create your link. By non-aliased, I mean the Drupal system path (e.g. node/235 instead of about-us). The non-aliased path for the Contact page is contact. This is really the best approach.

<a href="<?php print l('contact'); ?>">Contact</a>

But if you have an aliased path (e.g. about-us or contact-us), then use base_path().

<a href="<?php print base_path() .'contact-us'; ?>">Contact</a>
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You can use the base_path() function to get the url with trailing slash '/'

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    Yes, 'base_path()' function work with 'php filter' text format. Oct 28, 2013 at 5:08
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Do you have a path alias defined for contactus (i.e. alias: contactus, system: node/3)?

I don't have a D6 system handy to look at, but in D7 you can check this at admin/config/search/path

If so, and assuming Drupal is at the domain root "/", then you just need to adjust your link from:

<a href="contactus">Contact</a>

to

<a href="/contactus">Contact</a>

And it should work everywhere on your site.

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  • Your answer assumes that the Drupal site is located at domain root, which is not always the case.
    – kekkis
    Oct 27, 2013 at 21:45
  • True. But I would still verify what aliases exist to prevent confusion. I've edited the answer to make the assumption clear.
    – Dave Bruns
    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:44
  • @kekkis it works for my case.
    – Bala
    Oct 28, 2013 at 5:55

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