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friendly_id

3.75
FriendlyId is the "Swiss Army bulldozer" of slugging and permalink plugins for Active Record. It lets you create pretty URLs and work with human-friendly strings as if they were numeric ids.
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6,755,855
Stars
4,835
Forks
507
Watchers
66
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Total releases
103
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stringex

2.18
Some [hopefully] useful extensions to Ruby's String class. Stringex is made up of three libraries: ActsAsUrl [permalink solution with better character translation], Unidecoder [Unicode to ASCII transliteration], and StringExtensions [miscellaneous helper methods for the String class].
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7,279,251
Stars
975
Forks
142
Watchers
17
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Total releases
45
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babosa

1.31
A library for creating slugs. Babosa an extraction and improvement of the string code from FriendlyId, intended to help developers create similar libraries or plugins.
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5,033,260
Stars
351
Forks
34
Watchers
7
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Total releases
19
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canonical-rails

0.32
Configurable, but assumes a conservative strategy by default with a goal to solve many search engine index problems: multiple hostnames, inbound links with arbitrary parameters, trailing slashes.
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992,083
Stars
69
Forks
47
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3
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Total releases
16
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obfuscate_id

0.29
Make your ActiveRecord IDs non-obvious
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49,054
Stars
303
Forks
124
Watchers
8
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Total releases
5
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has_permalink

0.06
SEO Permalink Plugin for Ruby on Rails.
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Downloads
73,790
Stars
56
Forks
15
Watchers
2
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Total releases
16
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slugged

0.06
Super simple slugs for ActiveRecord 3.0 and higher, with support for slug history
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38,173
Stars
91
Forks
15
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3
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Total releases
7
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slug

0.05
Simple, straightforward slugs for your ActiveRecord models.
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27,192
Stars
27
Forks
21
Watchers
2
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Total releases
11
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ismasan/sluggable-finder

0.04
Automatically create SEO friendly, unique permalinks for your ActiveRecord objects. Behaves exactly like ActiveRecord#find
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Stars
29
Forks
6
Watchers
2

norbauer/salty_slugs

0.04
Rails abstraction of word-based slugs for URLs, w/ or w/o leading numeric IDs.
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24
Forks
8
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3

permalink_fu

0.04
Automatically convert fields to permalinks
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Downloads
85,895
Stars
30
Forks
10
Watchers
2
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Total releases
1
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find_by_param

0.03
find_by_param is a nice and easy way to handle permalinks and dealing with searching for to_param values
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10,725
Stars
30
Forks
11
Watchers
3
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Total releases
3
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ludo/to_slug

0.03
Rails plugin that adds a to_slug method to String instances. Slugs can be used for URLs, since all 'dangerous' characters have been filtered out.
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Stars
37
Forks
3
Watchers
4

has_slug

0.01
has_slug is a plugin that provides slugging capabilities to Ruby on Rails models. Inspired by the friendly_id plugin.
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Downloads
17,158
 Releases
Total releases
7
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acts_as_param

0.0
acts as param
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6,267
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3
Forks
0
Watchers
1
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Total releases
1
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