Trying to simply replace some new lines. Have tried 3 different ways and I get no change:
$description = preg_replace('/\r?\n|\r/','<br/>', $description);
$description = str_replace(array("\r\n","\r","\n"),"<br/>", $description);
$description = nl2br($description);
There is already
nl2br() function that
<br> tags before new line characters:
<?php // Won't work $desc = 'Line one\nline two'; // Should work $desc2 = "Line one\nline two"; echo nl2br($desc); echo '<br/>'; echo nl2br($desc2); ?>
But if it is still not working make sure the text
$desciption is double-quoted.
That's because single quotes do not 'expand' escape sequences such as
\n comparing to double quoted strings. Quote from PHP documentation:
Note: Unlike the double-quoted and heredoc syntaxes, variables and escape sequences for special characters will not be expanded when they occur in single quoted strings.