Can't get wildcard URL working with CustomRequest

I’ve got CustomRequest working fine with a specified resource, but can’t get it to work use a wildcard URL rather than a specific resource.

Ideally, I want this URL,and any other URLs that end with “speaker-info”, to strip off the last bit and send it as a request variable, “speakernamelink”. :


The config I used was:

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That wasn’t working so I tried this config:,
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and expected this URL to work:

but it doesn’t. What am I missing?

CustomRequest 1.3.9, MODX 2.8.7

Your first solution (Alias Path = #.*?\/speaker-info# | URI Parameter = ["speakernamelink"]) should work.

If you have a resource with “alias” = speaker-info and “Container” = true, a request to is forwarded to and the parameter “speakernamelink” is set to SpeakerName.

“Container” has to be true??

Yes, “container” has to be true! But why? It doesn’t have to be true if you specify a resource in the settings. The correct resource now loads. But, with “container” set to true, this also works: #.*?speaker-info# (without the initial slash).

When the code tries to find a matching resource, it adds a trailing slash to the alias (see the line of code linked below). I don’t know exactly why. But a trailing slash does also get added to container URLs (see column uri in the database table modx_site_content).

Maybe the code should be altered to also search for the alias without the trailing slash.