I've just updated several sites on the same server to Worpress 2.7
I have used the new plugin browser to install a couple of plugins with no problem, until yesterday.
Now suddenly all sites are experiencing the same error when trying to browse the "new", "updated" "popular" etc categories in the plugin browser.
The error message is:
Warning: unserialize() expects parameter 1 to be string, object given in /home/xxxx/public_html/wp-admin/includes/plugin-install.php on line 45
An unknown error occured
I've tried checking line 45 and I guess I'm not techy enough to work out what the problem is.
Using my test site, I attempted to change a couple of things in line 41 where there were 4 brackets after the word "arg" - the last one with a space before it and a ; following. I removed the space but got the same error message. I removed the space and bracket and got a different warning that there was an "unexpected ; in line 41" which was clear enough. So that didn't help at all. Anyway, I was doing all that as an experiment having almost zero understanding of php. I've replaced the original php file for now and still getting the error message.
I've searched extensively for any discussion of this and found nothing at all except references to the "unserialise bug" in Tarski and some similar errors in plugins that gave no explanation of the problem. My apologies if I've missed something.
As I said, I'm not a techy, I'm a designer and this warning is worrying me as I've upgraded clients sites and I don't know where it's coming from.
Any help would be appreciated.