Working With Strings

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Capitalization, Etc.

The Str class also provides three convenient methods for manipulating string capitalization: upper, lower, and title. These are more intelligent versions of the PHP strtoupper, strtolower, and ucwords methods. More intelligent because they can handle UTF-8 input if the multi-byte string PHP extension is installed on your web server. To use them, just pass a string to the method:

echo Str::lower('I am a string.');

echo Str::upper('I am a string.');

echo Str::title('I am a string.');

Word & Character Limiting

Limiting the number of characters in a string:

echo Str::limit($string, 10);
echo Str::limit_exact($string, 10);

Limiting the number of words in a string:

echo Str::words($string, 10);

Generating Random Strings

Generating a random string of alpha-numeric characters:

echo Str::random(32);

Generating a random string of alphabetic characters:

echo Str::random(32, 'alpha');

Singular & Plural

The String class is capable of transforming your strings from singular to plural, and vice versa.

Getting the plural form of a word:

echo Str::plural('user');

Getting the singular form of a word:

echo Str::singular('users');

Getting the plural form if given value is greater than one:

echo Str::plural('comment', count($comments));

Slugs

Generating a URL friendly slug:

return Str::slug('My First Blog Post!');

Generating a URL friendly slug using a given separator:

return Str::slug('My First Blog Post!', '_');