What are the routes for?

You could extend Osclass with plugins, and sometimes you need to create a special page, for example to show more options to your users. In previous versions, the url will look like domain.tld/index.php?page=custom&file=your_plugin/page.php which isn’t the prettiest url you could see, and also the file path are visible which is not a problem, but it’s not good. In 3.2 we added “routes” that will transform that ugly url into a more beauty one, like domain.tld/your_plugin_page , they even works with regular expressions to accept variables on the url.

The route functions

To make routes works, we first need to create them:

osc_add_route($id, $regexp, $url, $file)

$id – Shortname of the route

$regexp – Regular expression of the url

$url – Required to be able to create the nice-looking url

$file – file that will be loaded

Later we just need to get the url:

osc_route_url($id, [$args]) – For public routes

osc_route_admin_url($id, [$args]) – For routes in the admin panel

$id – Shortname of the previously created route

$args – Optional, only required if your url accept parameters

Here is an example

// Create route
osc_add_route('dynamic-route', 'dynamic-route/([0-9]+)/(.+)', 'dynamic-route/{my-numeric-param}/{my-own-param}', osc_plugin_folder(__FILE__).'mydynamicroute.php');
// Show link to it
echo osc_route_url('dynamic-route', array('my-numeric-param' => '12345', 'my-own-param' => 'my-own-value'))


  • Parameters in the $url should be enclosed between “{” and “}”, example “{parameter}”
  • Parameters should have the same name (case sensitive) in both, osc_add_route and osc_route_url
  • Additionally, any file located in a folder called “admin” will be opened in admin panel, but show a 404 error in the public site


Remember that regular expressions could be tricky, make them truly unique so they will not collide with any other rule.

Example plugin

An example plugin could be found in github : https://github.com/osclass/osclass-plugins/tree/routes_example