How to cut short the URL of a controller action page in magento2

For instance:

If custom modules controller page is in : Vendor/Module/Controller/Index/Index.php

in routes.xml: I had defined frontname as : i

Instead of navigating to : localhost/magento/i/index/index

How to optimize the URl to only localhost/magento/i

Basically , i need to achieve this (as in magento1) in Magento2.

<!-- url rewrite -->
<!-- end url rewrite -->

For the above rewrite : we can get the controller action just by:


Need to achieve the same in Magento2 ?


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:App/etc/routes.xsd">
<router id="standard">
    <route id="m" frontName="m">
        <module name="Vendor_Module"/>

Controller path: \Vendor\Module\Controller\Result\Index.php

layout file name: m_result_index

URL: localhost/magento/m

I get 404 no found.

Cleared cache and gen


1 Answer 1


Define frontName as i in routes.xml

Add file i_index_index.xml in yourmodule/frontend/layout

Now you can directly access localhost/magento/i

  • Please find the updated answer, i tried the above, i get 404
    – Sushivam
    Commented Oct 5, 2016 at 7:16
  • @SachinS I have tested from my side, it's working for me Commented Oct 5, 2016 at 7:29
  • with just localhost/magento/i from my code? is ur controller action loading?
    – Sushivam
    Commented Oct 5, 2016 at 7:32
  • Yes exactly localhost/mymagento2/myroute calls myroute/index/index Commented Oct 5, 2016 at 7:37
  • @SachinS Your frontName must be atleast tree character long Commented Oct 5, 2016 at 7:42

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