Using dashes in Rails 3 routesshared on October 22, 2012
I stumbled across this solution today, and I’m quite proud of myself because nothing broke (yet)! The default separator for URLs in Rails is an underscore. I don’t like underscores, at all. They don’t seem natural…some people may not care, but if I’m building something, I want full control over how things look.
This is a line in my
match "business-locator" => "home#merchants"
business-locator is the URL that will be appended to
http://localhost:3000 (for testing on your local machine), and
http://yoursite.com for your live site (obviously).
home is the folder where the HTML file for
merchants is located.
These are lines in my
def business_locator redirect_to "/business-locator" end
Since Rails will give things underscores anyway, I defined
business_locator with a redirect to the URL I want displayed,
/business-locator. I am not sure if Rails 3 automatically adds a preceding slash to the URL I want, but it doesn’t hurt to include it yourself.
BOOM. I hope this helps another newbie like myself somewhere.