Here are the steps to setup FriendlyId's to your current rails app.
First add your gem and bundle install
gem 'friendly_id', '~> 5.0.0'
Next change your models controller
def show @post = Post.friendly.find(params[:id]) end
Then change your model file, the slug candidates section tell it to just use the title, if it already exists, use the next, if that exists next etc.
class Post < ActiveRecord::Base extend FriendlyId friendly_id :title, use: :slugged def slug_candidates [ :title,[:title,:id] ] end end
Generate a migration
rails g migrate add_slug_to_posts slug:string rake db:migrate
Backup your database, then re-save your posts with the following command in the rails console
If you find you are having the issue Post not found with 'id'=test
In Controller Change:
Post.friendly.find to Post.find
In Model add: