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v1.0.1 2014-09-15 14:43 UTC


Simple, extensible library that converts a string to a slug.

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  • Lightweight: no dependencies, other than the mbstring and iconv extensions, which are almost always present.
  • Easy to use: (new Slugifier())->slugify('Look Ma, no hands!'); // look-ma-no-hands
  • Handles special characters, all kinds of quotes, transliteration, HTML entities, and more. All out of the box.
  • Extensible: add your custom translations
  • PSR-4 compatible and written using PRS-2 coding guidelines Scrutinizer Code Quality
  • Well-tested Build Status


$slugifier = new Slugifier();
$slugifier->slugify('Look má, I\'m a „slug”'); // look-ma-im-a-slug

Use a different delimiter:

$slugifier = new Slugifier();
$slugifier->slugify('Foo, bar & baz', '_'); // foo_bar_baz

Add special translations:

$slugifier = new Slugifier();
$slugifier->addTranslator(new EnglishTranslator());
$slugifier->slugify('Cow & chicken'); // cow-and-chicken

Or write your own:

class CowTranslator implements TranslatorInterface
    public function translate($str)
        return str_ireplace('cow', 'supercow', $str);

$slugifier = new Slugifier();
$slugifier->addTranslator(new CowTranslator());
$slugifier->slugify('Cow to the rescue'); // supercow-to-the-rescue

Changing the default behaviour

By default, special characters, quotes, HTML entities and more are converted. You can disable this behaviour by passing false to the constructor. This way you can start from scratch and add your own translators. The iconv transliteration is still performed though as we want to convert to ascii while preserving as much of the original data as possible.