I have asked a similar question here before, but I need to know if this little tweak is possible. I want to shorten a string to 100 characters and use
$small = substr($big, 0, 100); to do so. However, this just takes the first 100 characters and doesn't care whether it breaks up a word or not.
Is there any way to take up to the first 100 characters of a string but make sure you don't break a word?
$big = "This is a sentence that has more than 100 characters in it, and I want to return a string of only full words that is no more than 100 characters!" $small = some_function($big); echo $small; // OUTPUT: "This is a sentence that has more than 100 characters in it, and I want to return a string of only"
Is there a way to do this using PHP?
All you need to do is use: