whitecube/laravel-sluggable

Generate slugs for your models automatically - even with translated attributes

v1.5.1 2021-03-15 22:24 UTC

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Last update: 2021-05-15 22:47:12 UTC


README

A trait to use on your models to generate slugs based on another attribute's value. Supports translated attributes (using spatie/laravel-translatable).

Installation

You can install the package via composer:

composer require whitecube/laravel-sluggable

Usage

namespace App;

use Whitecube\Sluggable\HasSlug;

class Post extends Model
{
    use HasSlug;

    public $sluggable = 'title';
}

Changing the slug storage attribute

By default, the slug is configured to be stored in an attribute named slug. You can overwrite this setting with the public $slugStorageAttribute property on your model.

namespace App;

use Whitecube\Sluggable\HasSlug;

class Post extends Model
{
    use HasSlug;
  
    public $sluggable = 'title';

    public $slugStorageAttribute = 'custom-slug-column';
}

Conditional sluggable attributes

If needed, you can overwrite the trait's getSluggable() method and put your own sluggable attribute choice logic in it:

namespace App;

use Whitecube\Sluggable\HasSlug;

class Post extends Model
{
    use HasSlug;
  
    /**
     * Get the attribute name used to generate the slug from
     *
     * @return string
     */
    public function getSluggable()
    {
        return $this->title ? 'title' : 'author';
    }
}

Translated slugs

You can generate slugs based on translated attributes (using spatie/laravel-translatable). Remember to add the slug attribute to the public $translatable array to easily access them.

namespace App;

use Whitecube\Sluggable\HasSlug;
use Spatie\Translatable\HasTranslations;

class Post extends Model
{
    use HasSlug;
    use HasTranslations;
  
    public $translatable = ['title', 'slug'];
    
    public $sluggable = 'title';
}
Post::create([
    'title' => [
        'en' => 'The title',
        'fr' => 'Le titre'
    ]
]);

$post->getAttributes()['slug']; // ['en' => 'the-title', 'fr' => 'le-titre']
$post->slug; // the-title (given that the crrent app locale is 'en')
$post->translate('slug', 'fr'); // 'le-titre'

Route Model Binding

Be advised that this package overrides the getRouteKeyName method, which means Laravel's Route Model Binding will use the slug attribute by default (or the $slugStorageAttribute you have defined). In most cases, this is great, saves you a step and cleans up your models, but if you must, you can change it to whatever you like.

When using Route Model Binding, some other interesting features become available.

Custom Route Model Binding Query

Sometimes you'd want to add custom behavior to the query Laravel performs. This packages makes it possible to hook into the query by defining a getRouteBindingQuery method on the model, which could be useful in several cases such as including soft-deleted results :

namespace App;

use Whitecube\Sluggable\HasSlug;

class Post extends Model
{
    use HasSlug;
    
    // ...

    protected function getRouteBindingQuery($query) {
        return $query->withTrashed();
    }
}

Cross-language redirects

If the slug provided in the URL does not correspond to the current locale's slug translation, but corresponds to a slug in another language, this package can automatically redirect to the proper slug.

An example: given the above example's post, we could imagine the following routing configuration:

/en/posts/the-title
/fr/articles/le-titre

But if we visit /fr/articles/the-title, the package will automatically perform a 301 redirect to /fr/articles/le-titre.

This behavior can be disabled by setting public $slugTranslationRedirect = false; on your model, in which case visiting /fr/articles/the-title will just render a 404 page.

Translated URL generator

Do you need to generate alternate locale links for a translated sluggable model? We've got you covered. Take a look at getSluggedUrlForRoute($route, $locale, $fullUrl):

$post = Post::create([
    'title' => [
        'en' => 'The title in English',
        'fr' => 'Le titre en Français'
    ]
]);

$alternates = [];

foreach (['en', 'fr'] as $locale) {
    $alternates[] = $post->getSluggedUrlForRoute(Route::current(), $locale);
}

Considering the current route being /blog/{post}/{tab} with request parameter {tab} = 'comments', the result would be:

/blog/the-title-in-english/comments
/blog/le-titre-en-francais/comments

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Contributing

Feel free to suggest changes, ask for new features or fix bugs yourself. We're sure there are still a lot of improvements that could be made, and we would be very happy to merge useful pull requests.

Thanks!

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