FriendlyId is the "Swiss Army bulldozer" of slugging and permalink plugins for Ruby on Rails. It allows you to create pretty URL's and work with human-friendly strings as if they were numeric ids for Active Record models.
Using FriendlyId, it's easy to make your application use URL's like:
FriendlyId offers many advanced features, including: slug history and versioning, scoped slugs, reserved words, and custom slug generators.
FriendlyId is compatible with Active Record 3.0 and 3.1.
FriendlyId 4.x introduces many changes incompatible with 3.x. If you're upgrading, please read the docs to see what's new.
gem install friendly_id rails new my_app cd my_app gem "friendly_id", "~> 4.0.0.beta8" rails generate scaffold user name:string slug:string # edit db/migrate/*_create_users.rb add_index :users, :slug, :unique => true rake db:migrate # edit app/models/user.rb class User < ActiveRecord::Base extend FriendlyId friendly_id :name, :use => :slugged end User.create! :name => "Joe Schmoe" rails server GET http://localhost:3000/users/joe-schmoe
The current docs can be found here
The latest benchmarks for FriendlyId are maintained here.
Please report them on the Github issue tracker for this project.
If you have a bug to report, please include the following information:
- Version information for FriendlyId, Rails and Ruby.
- Stack trace and error message.
- Any snippets of relevant model, view or controller code that shows how you are using FriendlyId.
If you are able to, it helps even more if you can fork FriendlyId on Github, and add a test that reproduces the error you are experiencing.
FriendlyId was originally created by Norman Clarke and Adrian Mugnolo, with significant help early in its life by Emilio Tagua. I'm deeply gratful for the generous contributions over the years from many volunteers.
Part of the inspiration to rework FriendlyId came from Darcy Laycock's library Slugged, which he was inspired to create because of frustrations he experienced while using FriendlyId 3.x. Seeing a smart programmer become frustrated with my code was enough of a kick in the butt to make me want to improve this library significantly.
Many thanks to him for providing valid, real criticism while still being a cool about it. I definitely recommend you check out his library if for some reason FriendlyId doesn't do it for you.
Copyright (c) 2008-2011 Norman Clarke, released under the MIT license.