FG Fix Serialized Strings


This plugin fixes the serialized strings in the wp_options table. It recalculate the length of each strings.
It can be useful after a migration if you have done a global search/replace in the SQL dump.

Major features include:

  • Repair the options table
  • Repair the postmeta table
  • Restore the lost text widgets


  • English (default)
  • French (fr_FR)
  • other can be translated


  • Parameters screen


  1. Install the plugin in the Admin => Plugins menu => Add New => Upload => Select the zip file => Install Now
  2. Activate the plugin in the Admin => Plugins menu
  3. Go to the plugin screen: Tools => Fix serialized strings


No questions yet.

Don’t hesitate to let a comment on the forum or to report bugs if you found some.


3 Settembre 2016
the plugin might be able to fix serialized strings for widgets, but it was not working for fixing a serialized string from a plugin (global content block) with nested data arrays. It seems, that it simply looks for the first pair of double quotes and counts the character between.
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Changelog (registro delle modifiche)


  • New: Repair the postmeta table
  • New: Tested with WordPress 5.7


  • New: Tested with WordPress 5.0


  • New: Tested with WordPress 4.7


  • New: Change the translation domain according to WordPress translating rules
  • New: Tested with WordPress 4.4


  • New: Restore the lost text widgets
  • New: Tested with WordPress 3.8.1


  • Initial version