String Functions

PHP lcfirst() Function

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The lcfirst() function converts the first character of a string to lowercase.

The following table summarizes the technical details of this function.

Return Value: Returns the modified string.
Version: PHP 5.3.0+


The basic syntax of the lcfirst() function is given with:


The following example shows the lcfirst() function in action.

// Sample string
$str = "Hello World!";

// Making string's first character lowercase
echo lcfirst($str);

Here's a list of the functions related to lcfirst() function:

  • ucfirst() – Converts the first character of a string to uppercase.
  • ucwords() – Converts the first character of each word in a string to uppercase.
  • strtoupper() – Converts a string to uppercase.
  • strtolower() – Converts a string to lowercase.


The lcfirst() function accepts the following parameters.

Parameter Description
string Required. Specifies the string to work on.
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