New in version 12.0

This PSR-14 event supersedes the UrlProcessorInterface logic which allowed to modify mail URNs or external URLs, but not the full anchor tag.

In addition, this PSR-14 event also replaces the $GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['SC_OPTIONS']['tslib/class.tslib_content.php']['typoLink_PostProc'] hook which was not executed at all times, and had a cumbersome API to modify values.

It is also recommended to use the PSR-14 event instead of the global getATagParams hook ($GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['SC_OPTIONS']['tslib/class.tslib_content.php']['getATagParamsPostProc']) to add additional attributes (see example below) to links.

The PSR-14 event \TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Event\AfterLinkIsGeneratedEvent allows PHP developers to modify any kind of link generated by TYPO3's mighty typolink() functionality.

By using this event, it is possible to add attributes to links to internal pages, or links to files, as the event contains the actual information of the link type with it.

As this event works with the \TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Typolink\LinkResultInterface object it is possible to modify or replace the LinkResult information instead of working with string replacement functionality for adding, changing or removing attributes.

If a link could not be generated, a \TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Typolink\UnableToLinkException might be thrown.




namespace MyVendor\MyExtension\Frontend\EventListener;

use TYPO3\CMS\Core\Attribute\AsEventListener;
use TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Event\AfterLinkIsGeneratedEvent;

    identifier: 'my-extension/link-modifier',
final readonly class MyEventListener
    public function __invoke(AfterLinkIsGeneratedEvent $event): void
        $linkResult = $event->getLinkResult()->withAttribute(

New in version 13.0

The PHP attribute \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Attribute\AsEventListener has been introduced to tag a PHP class as an event listener. Alternatively, or if you need to be compatible with older TYPO3 versions, you can also register an event listener via the Configuration/Services.yaml file. Switch to an older version of this page for an example or have a look at the section Implementing an event listener in your extension.


class AfterLinkIsGeneratedEvent
Fully qualified name

Generic event to modify any kind of link generation with typolink(). This is processed by all frontend-related links.

If a link could not be generated, a "UnableToLinkException" could be thrown by an Event Listener.

setLinkResult ( \TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Typolink\LinkResultInterface $linkResult)

Update a link when a part was modified by an Event Listener.

param $linkResult

the linkResult

getLinkResult ( )
getContentObjectRenderer ( )
getLinkInstructions ( )

Returns the original instructions / $linkConfiguration that were used to build the link