Custom error page

With Sulu it is very easy to customize the error pages for your website users. You can define a template for each HTTP status code.


The following code block from the webspace configuration file shows a default configuration for the exception templates. If you want to add your own exception for example 404 you can simply add it to the list. You can specify that for each theme.

    <template type="error">error/error</template>
    <template type="error-404">error/error-404</template>

The ErrorController uses the status code of the response to determine which template is responsible for the exception. If no special template is defined it uses the template without an error code.

Twig Template

In the twig template you can use your website base template to reuse your style.

{% extends "base.html.twig" %}

{% block title %}Error {{ status_code }}{% endblock %}

{% block content %}
    <h1>Error {{ status_code }}</h1>
    <p>{{ status_text }}</p>

    <p>{{ exception.message }}</p>
{% endblock %}


Be careful which variables you use in your base.html.twig. If you use variables which are not defined in the error template, the error page cannot be rendered.

The following variables are available inside the exception template.

Name Description
status_code http-status-code
status_text http-status-code message
exception complete exception object
urls localized urls to start page (e.g. for language-switcher)
request.webspaceKey key of the current webspace
request.defaultLocale default locale of current portal
request.locale current locale
request.portalUrl url of current portal
request.resourceLocatorPrefix prefix for resourcelocators of current portal
request.resourcelocator current resourcelocator
request.get array of get parameter array of post parameter
request.analyticsKey analytics key of current webspace

Test it

To test your error pages you can use the following routes:



If you are not sure about your portal configuration you can get the routes with this bin/websiteconsole debug:router | grep _error command


sulu.lo/ch._twig_error_test       ANY    ANY    sulu.lo /ch/_error/{code}.{_format}
sulu.lo/en._twig_error_test       ANY    ANY    sulu.lo /en/_error/{code}.{_format}
sulu.lo/fr._twig_error_test       ANY    ANY    sulu.lo /fr/_error/{code}.{_format}
sulu.lo/de._twig_error_test       ANY    ANY    sulu.lo /de/_error/{code}.{_format}
sulu.lo._twig_error_test          ANY    ANY    sulu.lo /_error/{code}.{_format}