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Allow plugins to inject error handlers in core error handling route #5925

julianlam opened this Issue Sep 12, 2017 · 1 comment


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julianlam commented Sep 12, 2017

Right now if errors are passed back, they are bubbled up to the NodeBB core level where we display the generic 500 error page with err.message.

Let's allow plugins to define a custom handler if necessary.

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julianlam commented Sep 12, 2017

Plugins can add new error handlers by subscribing to the filter:error.handle hook, with a method thusly:

myPlugin.handleErrors = function (data, next) {
  data.cases['banned'] = function (err, req, res, next) {

  return next(null, data);

In the above example, on 'banned' error, we redirect the user off-site instead of showing the default NodeBB error page. If you do want to show the error page (for example, if you're just logging analytics), then just call next(); when you're done.

To invoke that error, you'd do something like:

var error = new Error();
err.code = 'banned';


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