Slugify Selection

Posted by @mattgemmell, Last update over 4 years ago

Transforms the selected text into a “slug”, i.e. a URL-safe, lowercase version of itself, with spaces converted to hyphens, and various special characters removed. Useful for filenames and web permalinks.


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    // Slugify selected text.
    var selectedText = editor.getSelectedText();
    var slug = selectedText.toLowerCase()
    				.replace(/["'=:!?@£#$%&\*\(\)\[\]_\+\|;~`<>,\.]+/g, '')
    				.replace(/ +/g,'-');


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