This converter allows you to convert PHP serialized objects to and from JSON format. Why is this useful?
Many scripts like Wordpress and Drupal store configuration information in MySQL as PHP serialized arrays. If you are tasked with manually modifying the contents of these arrays it can be tedious because PHP serialized objects, though text, include metadata associated with each value to track its length. This means that making modifications manually have a potentiall to break things, or at the very least take a extra time for you to validate. This converter allows you to convert these serialized objects into JSON notation which is much easier to work with. Once you've made your changes in JSON, you can use this form to convert the JSON back to PHP serialized arrays.
Input: Copy and paste your JSON or PHP serialized object into this text field.