TYPO3 CMS Redirects site base agnostic and with fuzzy target

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1.0.1 2021-08-03 13:01 UTC

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TYPO3 CMS Redirects site base agnostic and with fuzzy target


Add the extension with composer

composer require wazum/umleitung

The extension has no settings, just activate it and you're done.

What does it do?

Site base agnostic redirects

The default TYPO3 redirect middleware is inserted after the site base resolver middleware, therefore it's impossible to add a redirect without a language prefix if all of your sites have one configured.

E.g. you have two Sites configured with


and your marketing department tells you to add a redirect without a language specific prefix for

https://big-company.com/new-product/  -> https://big-company.com/en/products/security/brand-new/

and you know how these guys work … they'll change their mind next month and call you again to adapt the redirect then, so you don't want to add the rewrite on the server.

Until now you'll always get a 404 not found because the Site base can't be resolved and that happens always before the redirect handling.

This extension changes the order of middlewares and inserts the redirect handling before the site base resolving to make this work.

Fuzzy target redirects

The extension adds a new field to redirects where you can append a fuzzy target for the redirect.

Lets say you are in the middle of a relaunch and have the following structure:


and your boss tells you to move all those pages to


after the relaunch.

Either you create all these rewrites on the server (nginx, Apache) or you create redirects in TYPO3 for every single page.

This is tedious work, so now you simply set a regular expression to match:


and specify the first matched group to append:


in the new field and you're done.

Keep in mind that you have to take care, that the sub pages exist and have the same path as before. But since this should only be a temporary solution for a while, this shouldn't be a problem.

Fuzzy redirect target