Inflector Helper

The Inflector Helper file contains functions that permits you to change words to plural, singular, camel case, etc.

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Available Functions

The following functions are available:

Parameters:$str (string) – Input string
Returns:A singular word
Return type:string

Changes a plural word to singular. Example:

echo singular('dogs'); // Prints 'dog'
Parameters:$str (string) – Input string
Returns:A plular word
Return type:string

Changes a singular word to plural. Example:

echo plural('dog'); // Prints 'dogs'
Parameters:$str (string) – Input string
Returns:Camelized string
Return type:string

Changes a string of words separated by spaces or underscores to camel case. Example:

echo camelize('my_dog_spot'); // Prints 'myDogSpot'
Parameters:$str (string) – Input string
Returns:String containing underscores instead of spaces
Return type:string

Takes multiple words separated by spaces and underscores them. Example:

echo underscore('my dog spot'); // Prints 'my_dog_spot'
humanize($str[, $separator = '_'])
  • $str (string) – Input string
  • $separator (string) – Input separator

Humanized string

Return type:


Takes multiple words separated by underscores and adds spaces between them. Each word is capitalized.


echo humanize('my_dog_spot'); // Prints 'My Dog Spot'

To use dashes instead of underscores:

echo humanize('my-dog-spot', '-'); // Prints 'My Dog Spot'
Parameters:$word (string) – Input string
Returns:TRUE if the word is countable or FALSE if not
Return type:bool

Checks if the given word has a plural version. Example:

is_countable('equipment'); // Returns FALSE