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preg_replace with dash

Hi,

Just a quick question. I'm wondering if this code:
     function create_slug($string){  
    $slug=preg_replace('/[^A-Za-z0-9-]+/', '-', $string);  
    return $slug;  
  }  

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will replace all instances of any character that is a letter or number with the dash. It's supposed to create user friendly post slugs from title string to use within URLs.

Thanks,
Victor
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Victor Kimura

8/22/2022 - Mon
Vimal DM

Hai,

Just a slight modification there in your function

  function create_slug($string){  
    $slug=preg_replace('/[^A-Za-z]+/', '-', $string);
      
    return $slug;  
  }  
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Hi bportlock,

Where is the NOT sign?

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Victor
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>>  ...regex syntax looks like the leftovers from the Scrabble box...

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Thanks, fellas. I totally agree. They should have simplified the regex patterns and be consistent with the other programming languages. =)