Replacing string and spaces in PHP using str_replace function
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Replacing string and spaces in PHP using str_replace function with examples

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If you want to replace characters inside a string, the str_replace() function will help you. As compared to regular expressions it is a much easier and faster way for replacing texts inside a string.

str_replace(): This function of PHP is used to replace the selected part of a string with another string. If the string occurred more than one inside the main string then all occurrences are replaced. It is an inbuilt function of PHP.

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Example 1:

Replace a specific word inside a string

<?php
$str="Hello friends !!!! Welcome to our website.";
$find="friends";
$replace="everyone";
$mod_str=str_replace($find,$replace,$str);
echo "Old string is :<strong> $str </strong><br>";
echo "After replacement string is :<strong> $mod_str </strong>";
?>

Output:



Example 2:

Replace whitespaces from any separator inside a string

<?php
$str="Welcome to Coding Tag";
$find=" ";
$replace="-";
$mod_str=str_replace($find,$replace,$str); // it will replace all occurrences of whitespaces from -
echo "Old string is : <strong>$str</strong><br>";
echo "After replacement string is : <strong>$mod_str</strong>";
?>

Output:



Example 3:

Why it is required? U r counting * manually

Count the number of replacements done by the function inside the string

<?php
$str="Ravi goes to his school by bus";
$find=" ";
$replace="*";
$mod_str=str_replace($find,$replace,$str,$count); // it will replace all occurrences of whitespaces from -
echo "Old string is : <strong>$str</strong><br>";
echo "After replacement string is : <strong>$mod_str</strong><br>";
echo "Number of replacements are : <strong>$count</strong>";
?>

Output:




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