A simple get variable like this <?php echo $_GET["var"]; ?> When I go to my url something.php?var=this is a test %20 is added to replace the spaces. End result echos: this is a test How do I remove the spaces completely so that I end up with: thisisatest? Any ideas? I tried trim and $sometext = preg_replace('/\s+/', ' ', $sometext); but can't combine the two together. Thanks!