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PHP | strip_tags() Function

PHP strip_tags() 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 strip_tags() Function.

The built-in strip_tags() function strips a string from HTML, and PHP tags.

This function returns a string with all NULL bytes, HTML and PHP tags stripped from a given string. It uses the same tag stripping state machine as the fgetss() function

Note: This function is binary-safe.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string strip_tags ( string $str [, string $allowable_tags ] )

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameters & Description


It specifies string to check



It specifies allowable tags

Return Value

This function returns the stripped string.


Try out the example below -

   echo strip_tags("Web Design <b><i>Tutorialz</i></b>","<b>");


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

Web Design Tutorialz

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 stripcslashes() Function.

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