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PHP | nl2br() Function

PHP nl2br() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP nl2br() Function.

The built-in nl2br() function is used to insert HTML line breaks (<br> or <br />) in front of each newline (\n) in a string.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string nl2br ( string $string [, bool $is_xhtml = true ] )

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameters & Description


It contains the information about input string.



It contains the information about whether to use XHTML compatible line breaks or not.

Return Value

This function returns the altered string.


Try out the example below -

   echo nl2br("Webdesigntutorialz.\nAnother line."); 


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Another line.

Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we will be studying about the PHP number_format() Function.

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