Slug PHP Function Example - slugify($string)

  • 08-10-2022
  • 846
  • PHP
  • Haresh Chauhan

This tutorial will help you to make a slug from the string PHP. convert the string or title into the slug using the PHP function. I am providing a slug convert PHP function using this function you can make your text, title, and name into a slug.

This is important while you make your site SEO-friendly URL, so that time you are required to make your site page title into a slug, therefore, you require a function that converts your title into a slug.

Below slugify() function will help you to convert your title into a slug, You just pass a string as the first argument in the function. also, the second argument is optional, this fir the deviation of your string with the symbol.

function slugify($text, string $divider = '-')
    // replace non letter or digits by divider
    $text = preg_replace('~[^\pL\d]+~u', $divider, $text);

    // transliterate
    $text = iconv('utf-8', 'us-ascii//TRANSLIT', $text);

    // remove unwanted characters
    $text = preg_replace('~[^-\w]+~', '', $text);

    // trim
    $text = trim($text, $divider);

    // remove duplicate divider
    $text = preg_replace('~-+~', $divider, $text);

    // lowercase
    $text = strtolower($text);

    if (empty($text)) {
    return 'n-a';

    return $text;

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