Remove HTML


No Two The Same

3rd Party (Free)

539 downloads (last 90 days)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 1.x
  • ExpressionEngine 2
  • ExpressionEngine 3


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Remove (strips) all HTML tags from supplied text. Handy if fieldtype data is formatted as 'XHTML' but in one template you need that data displayed as 'none', ie plain text.

Remove HTML tags - EE Plugin

Version History

  • 1.1, 27/01/2017
    Forked and updated for EE3 by elsullivano.
  • 1.0, 17/12/2012
    1st release. EE1 and EE2 versions.


  • PHP5+
  • ExpressionEngine 2.4 or later.
  • ExpressionEngine 1.7.x


Expression engine Add-on to remove all HTML tags from text. Specifically it removes any text in the format <tag> or </tag>. So any text in that format will be removed even if it's not a valid HTML tag.



Setting up a field type with 'Text Formatting' of 'XHTML' to preserve line-breaks. When displayed in a template the correct HTML will output with the content. It is not possible to choose the formatting of this field via template tags.

If you need to use the field data in a form field, eg. textarea you would not want the HTML code to display as well. This Add-on removes the formatting when displayed in template (original formatting is preserved in EE).

Eg. This:

<p>Some content in a field, added via the CP.<br>A new line of text.</p>

Outputs as:

Some content in a field, added via the CP.
A new line of text.

Template Tags

Assuming you have named your field 'my_field' as a custom field and the Text Formatting is set to anything other than 'none'.




EE 2

Add 'removehtml' folder to system > thirdparty folder

EE 1

Place 'pi.remove_html.php' in to the system > plugins folder

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EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
2.4.0+ Download 1.0 Dec 18, 2012
3.1.0+ Download 1.1 Jan 28, 2017

This entry was created December 19, 2012, 10:28 am.
This entry was last updated January 29, 2017, 8:49 pm.

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4 Reviews:

kyq 01.27.17

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Great plugin! I’ve modified it to work with EE3:

Chris Barber-Riley 11.21.13

Chris Barber-Riley
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Perfect - exactly what was needed.

jumpfrog 09.19.13

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Just works!

NotAnton 04.15.13

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It does exactly what is says on the tin. Add works.