The easiest way to create slugs in Laravel

4/10/2020

Sometimes you need a slug version of a given string but don't want to include some external package. So here is the easiest way I could find to create slug representations of strings.

You probably have all used the two popular slug generation packages spatie/laravel-sluggable and cviebrock/eloquent-sluggable. But sometimes, you are not inside a model or you just don't want to pull in a package into your project, just for this little thing. So here is what you can do instead.

use Illuminate\Support\Str;

$some_string = 'Some String';

Str::slug($some_string); // 'some_string'

$delimiter = '-';

Str::slug($some_string, $delimiter); // 'some-string'

And that's it! Now you have a really easy method to get generate slugs in your Laravel project.