Static routes

Static routes provide a way to create seemingly static content on a per site base. Take the following example: In a multi-site installation you want to have different robots.txt files for each site that should be reachable at /robots.txt on each site. Now, you can add a static route robots.txt to your site configuration and define which content should be delivered.

Routes can be configured as top level files (as in the robots.txt case), but may also be configured to deeper route paths (my/deep/path/to/a/static/text, for example). Matching is done on the full path, but without any parameters.

Static routes can be configured via the user interface or directly in the YAML configuration. There are two options: deliver static text or resolve a TYPO3 URL.


Static route resolving is implemented as a PSR-15 middleware. If the route path requested matches any one of the configured site routes, a response is directly generated and returned. This way there is minimal bootstrap code to be executed on a static route resolving request, mainly the site configuration needs to be loaded. Static routes cannot get parameters, as the matching is done solely on the path level.


The staticText option allows to deliver simple text content. The text can be added through a text field directly in the site configuration. This is suitable for files like robots.txt or humans.txt.

A configuration example:

config/sites/<some_site>/config.yaml | typo3conf/sites/<some_site>/config.yaml
route: robots.txt
type: staticText
content: |
  User-agent: *
  Allow: /
  Disallow: /forbidden/

TYPO3 URL (t3://)

The type uri for a TYPO3 URL provides the option to render either a file, page or URL. Internally, a request to the file or URL is done and its content delivered.

A configuration example:

config/sites/<some_site>/config.yaml | typo3conf/sites/<some_site>/config.yaml
- route: sitemap.xml
  type: uri
  source: 't3://page?uid=1&type=1533906435'
- route: favicon.ico
  type: uri
  source: 't3://file?uid=77'