In my module, after execution of my script, I need to make a redirect to a page with a query string in the URL.

Here is what I have:

$redirectUrl = 'http://magento.local/en_en/shop/index';
$redirectArgs = array('test' => '1');
$this->_redirect($redirectUrl, $redirectArgs);

I also tried:

Mage::app()->getFrontController()->getResponse()->setRedirect($redirectUrl, $redirectArgs)->sendResponse();

Both methods throw an error: There has been an error processing your request

What I expect is to be redirected to http://magento.local/en_en/shop/index?test=1

Does anyone know how I can achieve that?


As suggested, I have tried:

$redirectUrl = 'http://magento.local/en_en/shop/index?test=1';

No error, but nothing happens. I am not in a controller.

Edit 2:

I ended up using:

$redirectUrl = 'http://magento.local/en_en/shop/index?test=1';

This works as expected! Thank you.

4 Answers 4


Why not just build the url like this?

 $redirectUrl = 'http://magento.local/en_en/shop/index?test=1';

the second parameter of setRedirect is for the redirect code (301, 302).

If you want to build the url internaly you can try this:

$redirectUrl = Mage::getUrl('module/controller/action', array('_query'=>'test=1'));
  • And then? $this->_redirect($redirectUrl); ?
    – MrUpsidown
    Commented Jul 23, 2014 at 9:05
  • @MrUpsidown. _redirect if you are in a controller. If you are somewhere else: Mage::app()->getResponse()->setRedirect($redirectUrl);
    – Marius
    Commented Jul 23, 2014 at 9:06
  • Nevermind. Adding ->sendResponse() at the end did the job!
    – MrUpsidown
    Commented Jul 23, 2014 at 9:17
  • @MrUpsidown. Sorry. I forgot about sendResponse
    – Marius
    Commented Jul 23, 2014 at 9:19

The better way to do this is like this.

Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Action::_redirect('urlpost/index/response', array('_secure'=>true,'_query'=>'string1=417'));

If you want to redirect to another URL with query parameters, you can do that like this:

$redirectUrl = 'http://magento.local/en_en/shop/index';
$query_parameters = array(
                '_query'=> array(
                    'test' => '1',

$this->_redirect($redirectUrl, $query_parameters);

This will redirect you to: http://magento.local/en_en/shop/index?test=1&test=2


If you ended up here from google, are using a controller and want to redirect to another preserving the arguments you can use:

$this->_redirect('module/controller/action', $this->getRequest()->getParams());

Where module, controller and action can be replaced by * to preserve it's value. Another action in same controller:

$this->_redirect('*/*/anotherAction', $this->getRequest()->getParams());

Same action name, sibling controller:

$this->_redirect('*/sibling/*', $this->getRequest()->getParams());

And so on...

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