How to get SEO friendly URL using Model and new getUrl() function

We all need SEO friendly URLs for our projects. its not always good to call route with params so we can generalise it for all models using a common function.

Following the general convention of model and control sharing common name, we can use this code to get seo friendly URL.

public function getControllerID() {
		$modelClass = get_class ( $this );
		$pos = strrpos ( $modelClass, '\\' );
		$class = substr ( $modelClass, $pos + 1 );
		return Inflector::camel2id ( $class );
	}
	public function getUrl($action = 'view', $id = null) {
		$params = [ 
				$this->getControllerID () . '/' . $action 
		];
		if ($id != null)
			$params ['id'] = $id;
		else
			$params ['id'] = $this->id;
		// add the title parameter to the URL
		$params ['title'] = ( string ) $this;
		// absolute url
		return Yii::$app->getUrlManager ()->createAbsoluteUrl ( $params, true );
	}

In code code where ever you need to url to a model , you just call $model->url or $model->getUrl('view').

You may have to additionally update urlManager in config with rules for pretty url.

'<controller:[A-Za-z-]+>/<id:\d+>/<title>' => '<controller>/view',
								'<controller:[A-Za-z-]+>/<id:\d+>' => '<controller>/view',
								'<controller:post>/<id:\d+>/<title>' => 'blog/view',
								'<controller:[A-Za-z-]+>/<action:[A-Za-z-]+>/<id:\d+>/<title>' => '<controller>/<action>',
								'<controller:[A-Za-z-]+>/<action:[A-Za-z-]+>/<id:\d+>' => '<controller>/<action>',
	

you will get url like this.

http://localhost/link/650/need-a-professional-developer

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Created on: Sep 21, 2017
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