I am trying to create a new controller for a module. I have set the frontend layout XML file and corresponding template file. I have flushed the cache too. Still it's showing a 404 error. What am I doing wrong here? If I need to mention more information for answers, please do mention.


namespace Mine\Hello\Controller\Index;

use Magento\Framework\App\Action\Action;
use Magento\Framework\App\Action\Context;
use Magento\Framework\View\Result\PageFactory;

class Googi extends Action
     * @var PageFactory
    protected $_resultPageFactory;

     * @param Context     $context
     * @param PageFactory $resultPageFactory
    public function __construct(
        Context $context,
        PageFactory $resultPageFactory
    ) {
        $this->_resultPageFactory = $resultPageFactory;

     * Hello Landing page.
     * @return \Magento\Framework\View\Result\Page
    public function execute()
        $resultPage = $this->_resultPageFactory->create();
        // Set title of page
        return $resultPage;


<?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="hello" frontName="hello">
            <module name="Mine_Hello" />

The URL I am specifying is Magento/hello/index/googi.

  • 1
    Please put the content of routes.xml file and your controller file. – Mohit Kumar Arora Jan 12 '18 at 12:36

To create a new controller you first you need to create routes.xml in below location,


In this file, you need to write this code

<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:App/etc/routes.xsd">
    <router id="standard">
        <route id="SOME_UNIQUQ_ID" frontName="mytest">
            <module name="YOURVENDORNAME_YOURMODULENAME" />

Where mytest is my route name you can replace with your

Now you need to create a layout file in below file,


here you can see mytest_index_index where mytest is route name index is controller name and index is action name.

in this layout file you need to write your as per your requirement. for example

<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" layout="1column" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
        <title>TEST TITLE</title>
        <referenceContainer name="content">
            <block class="YOUR_VENDOR\YOUR_MODULENAME\Block\MyBLock" name="myForm" template="YOURVENDOR_YOURMODULE::form.phtml" />            

Now you need to create a block YOUR_VENDOR\YOUR_MODULENAME\Block\MyBLock and you can add your content

Now you need to create a controller in


And last but not the least execute below command,

  • php bin/magento setup:di:compile
  • php bin/magento c:f

Following step may be help you step

  • php bin/magento setup:di:compile
  • php bin/magento c:f
  • Check route front name from vendor/module/etc/frontend/route.xml file.
  • Make sure your controller action file inside the vendor/module/Controller/ControllerNameFolder/ActionNameFile.
  • Then hit BaseUrl/frontname/controller/action
  • If still having issue , debug controller by adding exit and die function in execute function . To check whether controller is working or not .
  • have tried that, i have put more info in the question, please refer. – Midlaj Jan 12 '18 at 13:01

You can check thru this command is your module is enabled. Seems that it's not yet enabled, you can check this through:

php bin/magento module:status

You can confirm that the module is not yet enabled if it's below "List of disabled modules:" You can enable it through:

php bin/magento module:enable Vendor_Module # <- replace this with your module

Afterwards, you can try

php bin/magento setup:upgrade

php bin/magento setup:di:compile

Then check again at your browser if you still encounter the 404 error.

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