In this tutorial, you shall learn how to count number of words in a string in PHP using str_word_count() function, with examples.
PHP String – Count Number of Words
To count number of words in a string, in PHP, you can use str_word_count() function. Pass the string as argument to str_word_count() and the function returns an integer representing number of words in the string.
1. Find number of words in string
In the following example, we will take a PHP String literal and find the number of words in it using strlen() function.
<?php $str = 'Welcome to TutorialKart'; $count = str_word_count($str); echo $count; ?>
In this PHP Tutorial, we learned how to find the length of a string using str_word_count() function.