I'm trying to alter the content of an email generated by a plugin, removing a lengthy section that starts with
<p> NOTE: (the space is actually a tab) and ending with
/</a><br /> (lines 2-5 below). There are all sorts of characters and line feeds in between. I can't get the search to work. Here is the type of content and what I've tried at PHP Sandbox. I thought a non-greedy quantifier would work, but no joy.
$content = 'Weather: rainy</p> <p> NOTE: You are entering the twilight zone:<br /> – No cell phones</p> <p>Click here:<br /> <a href="https://www.example.com/" rel="nofollow">https://www.example.com/</a><br /> —<br /> To exit, visit:<br /> <a href="https://example.org/wp-admin/admin.php?page=twilight;subpage=global_options" rel="nofollow">https://example.org/wp-admin/admin.php?page=twilight;subpage=global_options</a><br /> To see current twilight zone conditions, visit:<br />'; $search = '~<p>\sNOTE[.\n\r]+?/</a><br />~'; $replace = ''; $content = preg_replace($search, $replace, $content); echo $content;