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.

This event 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 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.


To register an event listener to the new event, use the following code in your Services.yaml:

      - name: event.listener
        identifier: 'myLoadedListener'

The corresponding event listener class:

use TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Event\AfterLinkIsGeneratedEvent;

final class LinkModifier
    public function __invoke(AfterLinkIsGeneratedEvent $event): void
        $linkResult = $event->getLinkResult()->withAttribute('data-enable-lightbox', true);


class TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Event\AfterLinkIsGeneratedEvent

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(TYPO3CMSFrontendTypolinkLinkResultInterface linkResult)

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

  • $linkResult (TYPO3CMSFrontendTypolinkLinkResultInterface) – the linkResult
Return type:TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Typolink\LinkResultInterface
Return type:TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\ContentObject\ContentObjectRenderer

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

Return type:array