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Overriding module configuration in ZF2

Let’s say that you install the ZF-Common’s User module. By default, it sets up its routes under the /user path segment like this:


This config section will create the routes /user and through the magic of child_routes, also create /user/login and other required routes.

If you don’t want /user and would prefer /member, then it’s easy enough to change. Just add a new config file to the project’s config/autoload folder:


As a result of using child_routes, all the other routes under this route will pick up the same segment, so /user/login is now accessed via /member/login. Also, as each route is named independently from its route, all the url view helper calls continue to work as the route’s name continues to be zfcuser/login.

Obviously, this technique works for any other config setting that you may wish to override.

3 thoughts on “Overriding module configuration in ZF2

  1. Brian, you are not.

    But it is better than having extensive caching framework for configuration files just because parsing them takes ages (looking oddly towards Symfony2).

    While I think they should be in PHP, they might not need be such a deeply nested array perhaps…

    But instead of inventing new configuration syntax, ship it!

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