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Help with article preview

Started by woden, February 17, 2009, 04:10:49 PM

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I want to snatch about 200 characters from mysql table row "content' to use as a preview for articles.
This code (below) is working ok but if there is html code for images I end up with a very short description.
How can I make it count the characters AFTER the html tags are stripped, instead of before?

I know there has to be a way, anything is possible with php  :D

Quote$pdescription = trim(strip_tags((substr($row['content'],0,200)),'<b>,<br>'));
echo "$pdescription...";


A bit late answer, but...

$pdescription = substr(strip_tags(trim($row['content']), '<b><br>'), 0, 200);

or you can make it longer, but easier to read:

$pdescription = trim($row['content']);
$pdescription = strip_tags($pdescription, '<b><br>');
$pdescription = substr($pdescription, 0, 200);