I need to do a couple of things. First I need to get all the * 's out of a variable and also any -- , i just need to git rid of them, not replace them. And also the more difficult of the two i believe, i have a varibable, say, $post, i need to check to see if it has www. something, i need to change that into <a href=www.whatever
</a> cause on a chat i need to allow them to show links, html code is normally stripped. So the $post shold remain the same except change www. into <a href.. etc. Thanks for the help in advance. Any questions just post.