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I need a function that I can use that will remove <div> and </div> tags from a string. I have tried esc_attr(), and even wp_strip_all_tags() --- none of them work. They all leave the <div> and </div> tags in the string - which causes certain social-media buttons to turn out in ways that really do not look good.

Any suggestions what to do?

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    Can you show us how are you using wp_strip_all_tags() and it is not stripping <div>? – cybmeta Jun 12 '15 at 7:59
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Use a PHP function to do this: https://php.net/strip_tags

example:

echo strip_tags("<div>my text</div>");
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If it's only <div></div> I would do a preg_replace, like this:

$string = preg_replace ( '|</?[^>]*>|i', '', $string );

This removes only the tags, not the text between the Tags. I understood this is what you wanted.

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