Lorem ipsum generator in PHP without dependencies

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Lorem ipsum generator in PHP without dependencies. Compatible with PHP 5.3+.


The preferred installation method is via composer. First add the following to your composer.json:

"require": {
    "joshtronic/php-loremipsum": "dev-master"

Then run composer update.


Getting Started

$lipsum = new joshtronic\LoremIpsum();

Generating Words

echo '1 word: '  . $lipsum->word();
echo '5 words: ' . $lipsum->words(5);

Generating Sentences

echo '1 sentence: '  . $lipsum->sentence();
echo '5 sentences: ' . $lipsum->sentences(5);

Generating Paragraphs

echo '1 paragraph: '  . $lipsum->paragraph();
echo '5 paragraphs: ' . $lipsum->paragraphs(5);

Wrapping Text with HTML Tags

If you would like to wrap the generated text with a tag, pass it as the second parameter:

echo $lipsum->paragraphs(3, 'p');

// Generates: <p>Lorem ipsum...</p><p>...</p><p>...</p>

Multiple tags can also be specified:

echo $lipsum->sentences(3, ['article', 'p']);

// Generates: <article><p>...</p></article><article><p>...</p></article><article><p>...</p></article>

And you can back reference using $1:

echo $lipsum->words(3, '<li><a href="$1">$1</a></li>');

// Generates: <li><a href="...">...</a></li><li><a href="...">...</a></li><li><a href="...">...</a></li>

Return as an Array

Perhaps you want an array instead of a string:


You can still wrap with markup when returning an array:

print_r($lipsum->wordsArray(5, 'li'));


The first string generated will always start with the traditional "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit". Subsequent strings may contain those words but will not explicitly start with them.


Suggestions and bug reports are always welcome, but karma points are earned for pull requests.

Unit tests are required for all contributions. You can run the test suite from the project's root directory simply by running phpunit.


php-loremipsum was originally inspired by badcow/lorem-ipsum with a goal of being a dependency free lorem ipsum generator with flexible generation options.