I'm trying to extend Magento 2 default module Magente_Contact, but I can't change the frontName, I tried to put in the di.xml, but nothing happens.

    <router id="standart">
        <route id="contact" frontName="contato">
            <module name="[VENDOR]_Contact" />

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:ObjectManager/etc/config.xsd">
  <preference for="Magento\Contact\etc\frontend\routes" type="{Vendor}\{Module}\etc\front\routes" />

There is a tricky way,you can change the contact us Magento_Contact module's frontend Name

First, etc/module.xml of your module's make Magento_Contact as a depended module.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Module/etc/module.xsd">
    <module name="[Vendor]_[ModuleName]" setup_version="1.0.0">
            <module name="Magento_Contact"/>

And then changes frontend name from routes.xml at etc/frontend/.

<?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="contact" frontName="contato">
            <module name="Magento_Contact" />

di.xml is not required

  • Thanks for the answer, but that didn't work, error: Front controller reached 100 router match iterations. And if I try to access {site_url}/contact, It still works. I changed Magente_Contact to Magento_Contact. Isn't necessary a di.xml file? Jul 5 '18 at 11:20
  • It looks like a can't use route id as contact <route id="contact" frontName="contato"> , but if I change it can't find the right layout file. Jul 5 '18 at 11:47
  • di.xml is not requied
    – Amit Bera
    Jul 5 '18 at 12:01
  • aha. od good bad mistake changed Magente_Contact to Magento_Contact..Updated answer
    – Amit Bera
    Jul 5 '18 at 12:02
  • It still doesn't work, with Magento_Contact. Keep happening Front controller reached 100 router match iterations if I use router id as "contact". Jul 5 '18 at 12:30

So, I couldn't rewrite the route frontName. What i did to work around it, was create a new frontName route with a new Controller and rewrite like this:

use Magento\Framework\Controller\ResultFactory;
use Magento\Contact\Model\ConfigInterface;
use Magento\Framework\App\Action\Context;
use Magento\Framework\App\Request\Http;

class Index extends \Magento\Contact\Controller\Index\Index
    protected $_http;

    protected $resultFactory;

    public function __construct(Context $context, ConfigInterface $contactsConfig, ResultFactory $resultFactory, Http $http)
        parent::__construct($context, $contactsConfig);
        $this->_http = $http;
        $this->resultFactory = $resultFactory;

    public function execute()
        $resultPage = $this->resultFactory->create(ResultFactory::TYPE_PAGE);
        return $resultPage;

Not the best solution, but worked.

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