PHP: strip_tags() function


The strip_tags() function is used to strip a string from HTML, XML, and PHP tags.


(PHP 4 and above)


string strip_tags(input_string, allowable_tags)


Name Description Required /
input_string The input string. Required String
allowable_tags Specified tags which will not be removed. Optional String

Return value:

Returns the stripped string.

Value Type: string.

Pictorial Presentation



$input_string = '<b>w3resource.com</b>';
echo 'Before strip : '.$input_string.'<br>';
echo 'After strip : '.strip_tags('<b>w3resource.com</b>');


Before strip: w3resource.com
After strip : w3resource.com

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See also

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