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I need to convert multiple paragraphs to a single line in php

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In doing so, I need to strip out all <p> tags and convert all </p> tags to \n I am using a CMS with a calendar, but the ical export, while replacing the </p> with \n isn't putting it all on one line.

here is the code i have originally:
$description = strip_tags(str_ireplace('<br />', '\n', $this->getDescription()));

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which was for <br /> I need it to do this for <br /> and </p> AND put it all on one line, no carriage returns.
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$description = str_ireplace('<br />', '\n', $this->getDescription());
$description = strip_tags(str_ireplace('</p>', '\n', $description));
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half way. now i need the output on a single line. with the \n in place of the br and p tags.
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ok I have come up with this:
$description = trim( preg_replace( '/\s+/', ' ', $this->getDescription() ) );

$description = strip_tags(str_ireplace(array('\r','</p>','<br />'), '\n', $this->getDescription()));

both line work, but not together. the first puts everything on one line, the second replaces my tags properly. but my script is only respecting the second line if both are there, and the first if the second is commented out.
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You're saving the result in a variable, and then get it again from the object instance.

$description = trim( preg_replace( '/\s+/', ' ', $this->getDescription() ) );

$description = strip_tags(str_ireplace(array('\r','</p>','<br />'), '\n', $description()));
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How about
$description = trim( preg_replace( '/\s+/', ' ', $this->getDescription() ) );
$description = strip_tags(str_ireplace(array('\r','</p>','<br />'), '\n', $description));
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yeah, sorry, forgot to remove the parentheses
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Thanks, both of you.
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