PHPRO.ORG

Here we find a function that uses a php regular expression to get the link text from a url such as <a href="http://www.phpro.org">Link</a>. Basically it will will catch anything between > and </a> and return that value


<?php

/**
 * @get the text of a url link
 *
 * @param string $url
 *
 * @return string
 *
 */

function getUrlLinkText($url)
{
    
/*** find the link test ***/
    
preg_match('/\>(.*)<\/a>/'$url$matches);
    
/*** return the match ***/
    
return $matches[1];
}

/*** example usage ***/
$url '<a href="http://www.phpro.org" class="something" id="link_id">Url Text Link Here</a>';
echo 
getUrlLinkText($url);

?>