Censor Bad And Abusive Words By Replacing Them With Stars Using PHP

LEVEL: Beginner

Whats in this post?

  1. Code
  2. Output
  3. Background and Explanation of the code


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Background and Explanation of the code

This program in PHP searches for bad or abusive words in a given string and replace them with a sequence of stars ‘*’. The list of abusive words can be taken from a central database. The code can be used in situations where a control over the user inputs is necessary such as in forums, blogs etc. to censor the user inputs.
This is a test paragraph. Some bad words: ****, ****