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How can I get an url-friendly version of the post_title? I´m using anchor links for my posts on an archive page, and for the moment the posts get the post_ID as a hash tag but I would like to get the title instead as it would look nicer.

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what code is used to generate these anchor links? – Michael Jun 28 '12 at 22:27
I just set the ID of my post to the post_ID. Then I can anchor link to them with a link where the href is #post_ID. No funky code or anything... – Johan Dahl Jun 29 '12 at 6:00

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PHP has a function for url encoding that would probably work:

urlencode( get_the_title() );
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Probably had better do: urlencode( get_the_title( $post->ID ) ); – Pippin Jun 28 '12 at 22:39
@pippin's right assuming you're outside of the loop. – mrwweb Jun 29 '12 at 3:18
urlencode( get_the_title() ); gives me: S%C3%A4kerheten+f%C3%B6rst for the title "Säkerheten först". Not really good looking. I´m looking for something which gives me: "sakerheten-forst". – Johan Dahl Jun 29 '12 at 6:09
To get that, I think you'll have to write a regex expression. Sadly, I'm terrible at those. – mrwweb Jun 29 '12 at 20:17

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