speakingurl

Generate a slug with a lot of options; create of so called 'static' or 'Clean URL' or 'Pretty URL' or 'nice-looking URL' or 'Speaking URL' or 'user-friendly URL' or 'SEO-friendly URL' from a string.

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Generate a slug with a lot of options; create of so called 'static' or 'Clean URL' or 'Pretty URL' or 'nice-looking URL' or 'Speaking URL' or 'user-friendly URL' or 'SEO-friendly URL' from a string. This module aims to transliterate the input string.

For use in browser and server - no dependencies!

Module Status

Installation

npm

npm install speakingurl --save

Bower

bower install --save speakingurl

Component

component install pid/speakingurl

jamjs

jam install speakingurl

Download Package

copy the file speakingurl.min.js to your script directory

CDN/cloudflare

CDN/maxcdn

Usage

getSlug(input, [options]);

input: {string} to convert

options {object|string} config object or separator string (see below)

  • options {object}

    • separator {string} default: '-'
      • char that replace the whitespaces
    • lang {string} default: 'en'
      • language for symbol translation ('ar', 'de', 'en', 'es', 'fr', 'pt' and 'ru'; more coming soon, please help!)
      • false -> don't convert symbols
    • maintainCase {boolean} default: false
      • true -> maintain case chars
      • false -> convert all chars to lower case
    • titleCase {boolean|array} default: false
      • true -> convert input string to title-case
      • array -> exclude words
    • truncate {number} default: 0
      • 0 -> don't trim length
      • >= 1 -> trim to max length while not breaking any words
    • uric {boolean} default: false
      • true -> additionally allow chars: ";", "?", ":", "@", "&", "=", "+", "$", ",", "/"
      • false
    • uricNoSlash {boolean} default: false
      • true -> additionally allow chars: ";", "?", ":", "@", "&", "=", "+", "$", ","
    • mark {boolean} default: false
      • true -> additionally allow chars: "-", "_", ".", "!", "~", "*", "'", "(", ")"
    • custom {object} default: {}
      • custom map for translation, overwrites all i.e. { '&': '#', '*': ' star ' }
  • options {string} separator

notes: default only Base64 chars are allowed (/A-Za-z0-9_-/), setting uric, uricNoSlash or/and mark to true will add the specified chars to the list of allowed characters. The separator-character is always allowed.

Node.js
var getSlug = require('speakingurl');
Browser
<script src="bower_components/speakingurl/speakingurl.min.js"></script>

Examples

var slug;

slug = getSlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !");
console.log(slug); // Output: schoener-titel-laesst-gruessen-bel-ete

slug = getSlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !", '*');
console.log(slug); // Output: schoener*titel*laesst*gruessen*bel*ete

slug = getSlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !", {
        separator: '_'
});
console.log(slug); // Output: schoener_titel_laesst_gruessen_bel_ete

slug = getSlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !", {
        uric: true
});
console.log(slug); // Output: schoener-titel-laesst-gruessen?-bel-ete

slug = getSlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !", {
    uricNoSlash: true
});
console.log(slug); // Output: schoener-titel-laesst-gruessen?-bel-ete

slug = getSlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !", {
    mark: true
});
console.log(slug); // Output: schoener-titel-laesst-gruessen!-bel-ete-!

slug = getSlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !", {
    truncate: 20
});
console.log(slug); // Output: schoener-titel

slug = getSlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !", {
    maintainCase: true
});
console.log(slug); // Output: Schoener-Titel-laesst-gruessen-Bel-ete

slug = getSlug("Äpfel & Birnen!", {
    lang: 'de'
});
console.log(slug); // Output: aepfel-und-birnen

slug = getSlug("Apple & Pear!", {
    lang: 'en' // lang: "en" is default, just to clarify
});
console.log(slug); // Output: apple-and-pear

slug = getSlug('Foo & Bar * Baz', {
    custom: {
        '&': ' doo '
    },
    uric:true
});
console.log(slug); // Output: foo-doo-bar-baz

slug = getSlug('Foo ♥ Bar');
console.log(slug); // Output: foo-love-bar

slug = getSlug('Foo & Bar | (Baz) * Doo', {
    custom: {
        '*': 'Boo'
    },
    mark:true
});
console.log(slug); // Output: foo-and-bar-or-(baz)-boo-doo

slug = getSlug('Foo and Bar or Baz', {
    custom: {
        'and': 'und',
        'or': ''
    }
});
console.log(slug); // Output: foo-und-bar-baz

slug = getSlug('NEXUS4 only $299');
console.log(slug); // Output: nexus-4-only-usd299

slug = getSlug('NEXUS4 only €299', {
    maintainCase: true
});
console.log(slug); // Output: NEXUS-4-only-EUR299

slug = getSlug('Don\'t drink and drive', {
    titleCase: true
});
console.log(slug); // Output: Don-t-Drink-And-Drive

slug = getSlug('Don\'t drink and drive', {
    titleCase: ['and']
});
console.log(slug); // Output: Don-t-Drink-and-Drive

slug = getSlug('Foo & Bar ♥ Foo < Bar', {
    lang: false
});
console.log(slug); // Output: foo-bar-foo-bar

createSlug([options])

options: {object|string} config object or separator string (see above)

Create your own specially configured function.

var options = {
    maintainCase: true,
    separator: '_'
};
var mySlug = require('speakingurl').createSlug(options);
// in browser:
// var mySlug = createSlug(options);

var slug = mySlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !");
console.log(slug); // Output: Schoener_Titel_laesst_gruessen_Bel_ete

Create your own specially configured function with title-case feature.

var options = {
    titleCase: [
        "a","an","and","as","at","but",
        "by","en","for","if","in","nor",
        "of","on","or","per","the","to","vs"
    ]
};
var mySlug = require('speakingurl').createSlug(options);
// in browser:
// var mySlug = createSlug(options);

var slug = mySlug('welcome to the jungle');
console.log(slug); // Output: Welcome-to-the-Jungle

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License

The BSD 3-Clause License (BSD3)

Copyright (c) 2013-2014 Sascha Droste pid@posteo.net All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
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  • Neither the name of the author nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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