Slim lets you assign a name to a route. Naming a route enables you to dynamically generate URLs using the urlFor helper method. When you use the Slim application's urlFor() method to create application URLs, you can freely change route patterns without breaking your application. Here is an example of a named route:

<?php
$app = new \Slim\Slim();
$app->get('/hello/:name', function ($name) {
    echo "Hello, $name!";
})->name('hello');

You may now generate URLs for this route using the urlFor() method, described later in this documentation. The route name() method is also chainable:

<?php
$app = new \Slim\Slim();
$app->get('/hello/:name', function ($name) {
    echo "Hello, $name!";
})->name('hello')->conditions(array('name' => '\w+'));