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I am following Alan Storms documentation to add a custom tab to accounts page but unfortunately I am running into a hiccup. I am not able to route and load my controller when I click on my custom link tab within accounts. I can definitely add the custom tab but routing the url once I click on it is not doing anything. Running version 1.9.0.1

app/code/community/Brandster/CustomAccount/etc/config.xml

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config>
  <frontend>
    <layout>
      <updates>
        <brandster_customaccount module="Brandster_CustomAccount">
            <file>brandster_customaccount.xml</file>
        </brandster_customaccount>
      </updates>
    </layout>
    <routers>
      <brandster_customaccount>
        <use>standard</use>
        <args>
          <module>Brandster_CustomAccount</module>
          <frontName>brandster_customaccount</frontName>
        </args>
      </brandster_customaccount>
    </routers>
  </frontend>
  <global>
    <helpers>
      <brandster_customaccount>
        <class>Brandster_CustomAccount_Helper</class>
      </brandster_customaccount>
    </helpers>
  </global>
</config>

app/design/frontend/mytheme/mypackage/layout/brandster_customaccount.xml

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<layout>
  <customer_account>
    <reference name="customer_account_navigation">
      <action method="addLink">
        <name>our_new_section</name>
        <path>brandster_customaccount/index/index</path>
        <label>Terms &amp; Conditions</label>
      </action>
    </reference>
  </customer_account>
  <brandster_customaccount_index_index>
    <update handle="customer_account" />
  </brandster_customaccount_index_index>
</layout>

app/code/community/Brandster/CustomAccount/Controllers/IndexController.php

<?php
class Brandster_CustomAccount_IndexController extends Mage_Core_Controller_Front_Action {
public function preDispatch()
  {
    parent::preDispatch();
    $action = $this->getRequest()->getActionName();
    $loginUrl = Mage::helper('customer')->getLoginUrl();

    if (!Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->authenticate($this, $loginUrl)) {
      $this->setFlag('', self::FLAG_NO_DISPATCH, true);
    }
  }
}

app/code/community/Brandster/CustomAccount/Helper/Data.php

<?php
class Brandster_CustomAccount_Helper_Data extends Mage_Core_Helper_Abstract
{

}
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Your code is actually fine, you simply miss an indexAction() method in your controller. Just add

public function indexAction()
{
    $this->loadLayout();
    $this->renderLayout();
}

to app/code/community/Brandster/CustomAccount/controllers/IndexController.php. Please note that the folder should be named controllers and not Controllers, otherwise Magento won't find your class.

  • WOW.. thanks for catching those two errors, I have corrected it as you stated but still no success rendering I get the 404 page with an error in the url errors/report.php?id=1011755426413&skin=default – Lugana Jul 13 '16 at 20:11
  • You can find the details of the error under var/report/1011755426413 – fmrng Jul 14 '16 at 6:28
  • Man I cant thank you enough! Magento being so huge is intimidating tending to overlook some simple mistakes. I resolved the issue for the error turns out I had unnecessary white space and I made sure I closed my PHP tag. – Lugana Jul 14 '16 at 13:17

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