I am developer, new to magento, and I just took over a project from another dev team so the code is totally strange to me. They built a custom module, and I have trouble figuring out when/where a certain action from inside a controller is triggered.

Here is the file structure/path: app -> code -> local -> FOLDER -> MODULE FOLDER -> controllers -> IndexController.php Inside this index controller lies the indexAction() action.

When is this action triggered? What should I look for? Any idea is helpful


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After you enable the module, there is config.xml file for each module(which is at NAMESPACE/MODULENAME/etc/config.xml), there should be something like this:




According to your, Question you can reach controllers with following url: http://DOMAIN_NAME/path/index/index Here the path is from config.xml's , first index is IndexController and second index is method(action) indexAction() in IndexController.


  • and if I wanted to do a php redirect to that indexAction(), how would that look like?
    – odin
    Jan 21, 2015 at 20:39
  • if you want to redirect from another controller to indexAction() then use: $this->_redirect('path/index/index'); from other Mage::app()->getResponse()->setRedirect(Mage::getUrl("path/index/index")) Jan 21, 2015 at 20:47
  • did it solve your problem? if so please mark as if so please mark as solved. Jan 21, 2015 at 20:52

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