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How to use Sluggable in DoctrineExtensions [PHP]

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Doctrine2 behavioral extensions

Version 2.3.8

Build Status

Note: Extensions 2.3.x are compatible with ORM and doctrine common library versions from 2.2.x to 2.4.x

Latest updates


  • Loggable handle cloned objects #876
  • Sluggable tree handler slug prefix and suffix #892
  • Sortable association group handling #887, #874
  • SoftDeleteable odm mongodb filter support for timeAware option #877
  • Sluggable support for datetime field formatting into slug #795
  • Sluggable urlizer regex update to ensure consistency #848

Summary and features

This package contains extensions for Doctrine2 that hook into the facilities of Doctrine and offer new functionality or tools to use Doctrine2 more efficiently. This package contains mostly used behaviors which can be easily attached to your event system of Doctrine2 and handle the records being flushed in the behavioral way. List of extensions:

  • Tree - this extension automates the tree handling process and adds some tree specific functions on repository. (closure, nestedset or materialized path)
  • Translatable - gives you a very handy solution for translating records into different languages. Easy to setup, easier to use.
  • Sluggable - urlizes your specified fields into single unique slug
  • Timestampable - updates date fields on create, update and even property change.
  • Blameable - updates string or reference fields on create, update and even property change with a string or object (e.g. user).
  • Loggable - helps tracking changes and history of objects, also supports version management.
  • Sortable - makes any document or entity sortable
  • Translator - explicit way to handle translations
  • Softdeleteable - allows to implicitly remove records
  • Uploadable - provides file upload handling in entity fields
  • References - supports linking Entities in Documents and visa versa

Currently these extensions support Yaml, Annotation and Xml mapping. Additional mapping drivers can be easily implemented using Mapping extension to handle the additional metadata mapping.

Note: Please note, that xml mapping needs to be in a different namespace, the declared namespace for Doctrine extensions is http://gediminasm.org/schemas/orm/doctrine-extensions-mapping So root node now looks like this:

Note: Use 2.1.x tag in order to use extensions based on Doctrine2.1.x versions. Currently master branch is based on 2.2.x versions and may not work with 2.1.x

<doctrine-mapping xmlns="http://doctrine-project.org/schemas/orm/doctrine-mapping"

XML mapping xsd schemas are also versioned and can be used by version suffix:

ODM MongoDB support

List of extensions which support ODM

  • Translatable
  • Sluggable
  • Timestampable
  • Blameable
  • Loggable
  • Translator
  • Tree (Materialized Path strategy for now)
  • References

All these extensions can be nested together and mapped in traditional ways - annotations, xml or yaml

You can test these extensions on my blog. All tutorials for basic usage examples are on my blog too. You can also fork or clone this blog from github repository

Running the tests:

PHPUnit 3.6 or newer is required. To setup and run tests follow these steps:

  • go to the root directory of extensions
  • download composer: wget https://getcomposer.org/composer.phar
  • install dev libraries: php composer.phar install --dev
  • run: phpunit -c tests
  • optional - run mongodb service if targeting mongo tests

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Running the example:

To setup and run example follow these steps:

  • go to the root directory of extensions
  • download composer: wget https://getcomposer.org/composer.phar
  • install dev libraries: php composer.phar install --dev
  • edit example/em.php and configure your database on top of the file
  • run: ./example/bin/console or php example/bin/console for console commands
  • run: ./example/bin/console orm:schema-tool:create to create schema
  • run: php example/run.php to run example


Thanks to everyone participating in the development of these great Doctrine2 extensions!

And especially ones who create and maintain new extensions:

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