Named Route question

I have in my routes.rb

map.resources :accounts

This is fine for the standard crud routes.

But then I add a method in the accounts_controller

def logout
blah blah

I want to link to it so I do:

<%=link_to ‘Logout’ ,:controller=>‘accounts’, :action=>‘logout’%>
which creates:

But it just calls the ‘show’ method of the accounts_controller and
trys to find an account with an id of ‘logout’

What am I missing here?

How can I call the logout method.
It doesn’t seem to be a problem if I dont specify a controller, but in
this case the link is in the layout and needs to specify the


On Nov 27, 2008, at 4:40 PM, giorgio wrote:

blah blah

What am I missing here?

map.resources :accounts, :collection => {:get => :logout}

That should give you a accounts_logout_path named route you can use.

That doesn’t work.

I can do:
map.logout ‘logout’, :controller => ‘accounts’, :action => ‘logout’
Not very elegant though
But what is the point of having the default routes if you cant get to

Is the idea to make a named route for everything?


On Nov 27, 2008, at 5:29 PM, giorgio wrote:

That doesn’t work.

I had it backwards.

Try this.

map.resources :accounts, :collection => {:logout => get}

map.resources :accounts, :collection => {:logout => :get}

works…(:get not get)

You can make named routes for everything using the technique Phillip
posted, you could rearrange your actions to be more restful (maybe a
sessions controller, and map login to sessions#create, or move your
default routes to a different position in the routes file (order is
important here).