Thanks to Nomad :http://experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/PHP/Q_21101766.html
this code works well for bold. Now I need it for italics...
I have attempted to figure it out, but I come here to the experts.
Could someone give me the down and dirty of this code. I know php OK, but not all the rules.
$text = preg_replace('/\\[b:[0-9a-
/Usi', '<b>\\1</b>', $announcement);
this is the code now showing.