How to remove HTML special characters from a string in PHP


Use the PHP htmlspecialchars() function

Certain characters such as (&"'<>) have special significance in HTML, and should be converted to HTML entities. You can use the PHP htmlspecialchars() function to convert special characters in a string to HTML entities. Let's check out an example:

$my_str = "String with <b>special</b> characters.";
// Removing HTML special characters
echo htmlspecialchars($my_str);