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I'm using tags to do some Javascripting.

Is there any way that I can tell Craft to remove whitespace from {{ }} if the has spaces (for example 'apples and carrots'), and add dashes ('apples-and-carrots') ?

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There are multiple ways to solve this:


Twigs url_encode filter:

{{ "apples and carrots"|url_encode }}
{# outputs "apples%20and%20carrots" #}

Twigs replace filter:

{{ "apples and carrots"|replace(' ', '-') }}
{# outputs "apples-and-carrots" #}


Twig PCRE Filters - Plugin:

{{ "apples and carrots"|preg_replace('/ /', '-') }}
{# outputs "apples-and-carrots" #}

Low Regex - Plugin:

{{ "apples and carrots"|regex('/ /', '-') }}
{# outputs "apples-and-carrots" #}

Slugify - Plugin:

{{ "apples and carrots"|slugify }}
{# outputs "apples-and-carrots" #}
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If you want to handle "apples & *!@#@! carrots" then you need the slugify plugin –  Marion Newlevant Jul 15 '14 at 15:31
Great answer, Victor. –  Brad Bell Jul 15 '14 at 19:40
This really helped me out, thank you! –  woolm110 Apr 14 at 15:49

I'm not sure if this feature is newer than this question but you can also say {{ tag.slug }} to get apples-and-carrots. All letters become lowercase as well so the result is more "scripting-friendly".

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