How to replace whitespace with a single space

PHP: How to replace whitespace with a single space

If you want to replace multiple whitespace characters (multiple spaces, new lines, etc) with just a single space, use this:

  1. $code = preg_replace('!\s+!', ' ', $code);

webdevetc profile pic

I am a 29 year old backend web developer from London, mostly focusing on PHP and Laravel lately. This ( is my blog where I write about some web development topics (PHP, Laravel, Javascript, and some server stuff). contact me here.


Comments and discussion about How to replace whitespace with a single space

Found this interesting? Maybe you want to read some more in this series?

Or see other topics in the PHP language

Or see other languages/frameworks:
PHP Laravel Composer Apache CentOS and Linux Stuff WordPress General Webdev and Programming Stuff JavaScript
Or see random questions

How to find the average value of items in a Laravel Collection?

How to group a SQL statement in brackets/parenthesis

How to set custom HTTP headers in Apache (by editing .htaccess)

How to manually write your own pagination in PHP

How to show (or log) all SQL queries executed by Laravel

How to get the type of a variable in JS?

How to use Anonymous classes in PHP 7?

An overview of every main PHP array function

How to find the 2nd most common item in an array?

301 Redirect a single URL in .htaccess to a new location