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Create Custom URL Format for Content Items Created using Module Builder

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  1. Bryan
    Bryan avatar
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    17 Sep 2012
    08 Jan 2013
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    How do you customize the URL for a custom module that is built using Module Builder?  

    For example, I've created a Module called Cars and a content item with the title of Car Number One.  How would I output the URL as http://mysite/cars/car-number-one instead of the default http://mysite/car-number-one?

    I found a blog post that explains how to customize the URL formats for the News and Blogs module, http://www.sitefinity.com/blogs/slavoingilizov/posts/slavo-ingilizovs-blog/2011/10/19/custom_url_formats_for_sitefinity_content_modules,  but it doesn't seem to work with modules created with Module Builder.  

    I am using Sitefinity 5.2.3800.0 standard.


  2. Stoimen Stoimenov
    Stoimen Stoimenov avatar
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    11 Jul 2016
    09 Jan 2013
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    Hello Bryan,

    I think there are two possible ways to achieve that. First one is by the blog post you have mentioned. I created a new file "CustomProvider" that will extend the dynamic module provider. Here is my CustomProvider.cs

    using Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicModules.Data;
    using Telerik.Sitefinity.GenericContent.Model;
    namespace SitefinityWebApp
        public class CustomProvider : OpenAccessDynamicModuleProvider
            public override string GetUrlFormat(ILocatable item)
                string urlFormat = "/[UrlName]";
                if (item.GetType().FullName == "Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Cars.Car")
                    urlFormat = "/Cars/[UrlName]";
                return urlFormat;

    It is required to check the content type of your item because the provider is common for all of the dynamic types. Build your solution, open Administration -> Settings -> Advanced -> DynamicModules -> Providers and create a new one. Set Title and Name to any value. For ProviderType enter your type, in my case SitefinityWebApp.CustomProvider, save and restart your application. You can see my settings here:

    Then create some items in that provider and in the dynamic widgets change the provider property as shown in the blog post (you should have provider selector when the widget is opened for edit). Now by opening details view of the items urls should be with the correct format.

    Another solution for that problem might be to create a page named "Cars" and make the dynamic content widget redirect to that page. I have recorded a short video demonstrating that -> http://screencast.com/t/2Q4xTVOvZP

    I would like to mention that the trick with providers will work for Sitefinity versions after 5.2 while for 5.1 and before only the workaround with pages will work.

    Kind regards,
    Stoimen Stoimenov
    the Telerik team
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