How to convert title to URL slug in CodeIgniter

If you have a blog in which you’d like to use the title of your entries in the URL, you need to convert them to URL slugs. CodeIgniter’s built-in library offer a method to help us with this task.

URL Helper is a library which assists in working with URLs. You can use this helper’s methods retrieve data or format URL such as getting application’s base URL/domain and printing a link with anchor.

In this post, we will talk about url_title, which takes a string as input and creates a human-friendly URL string.

url_title($str, $separator = '-', $lowercase = FALSE)
Parameters:$str (string) – Input string
$separator (string) – Word separator
$lowercase (bool) – Whether to transform the output string to lower-case
Returns:URL-formatted string
Return type:string
$title = "Convert title to URL slug in CodeIgniter";
$url_title = url_title($title, '-', true);
//output: convert-title-to-url-slug-in-codeigniter

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