WordPress PHP Error: Call to a member function getConfigs() on a non-object (AddThis Plugin)

WordPress PHP Error: Call to a member function getConfigs() on a non-object (AddThis Plugin)

UPDATE: Wow – the AddThis team have been in touch via multiple channels to confirm they are working on a fix.  You know the best thing?  From what I’ve seen they’ve thanked everyone that has raised this with them!

I use Plesk for Windows to manage my web hosting servers. It has an excellent ‘WordPress Toolkit’ built in for managing common plugin updates.

Unfortunately, as of today an update to the ‘Share Buttons by AddThis‘ plugin has caused errors on a whole bunch of our websites, all in one go – making it pretty clear the problem is with the plugin.

[easyazon_link identifier=”B011DB9ZPA” locale=”US” nw=”y” tag=”bomc-21″ popups=”n”]AddThis WordPress Plugin Bug 2[/easyazon_link]Interestingly, this has happened before with the exact same error being generated.

For some reason this appears to be affecting people using WordPress management tools such as the Plesk WordPress Toolkit or WP-CLI – either that or those using such tools roll updates out quicker so got hit with it first.  A new thread has been raised about the problem here:


Short term, the only way I have found to resolve this is to simply uninstall the plugin by removing the AddThis folder from the plugins folder.

Hopefully the authors will release a fix soon!

Bob McKay

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4 comments on «WordPress PHP Error: Call to a member function getConfigs() on a non-object (AddThis Plugin)»

  1. Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention. We’ve heard this from a number of users. We’re actively looking to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. If you have any questions, please email our support dept, they’d love to talk with you directly. — [email protected]

    1. Bob McKay says:

      Hi Justin,
      Thanks for the update and for a great plugin/service. I’ve posted an update echoing your comment.

  2. Hey Bob, just wanted to follow up. Got a note from the engineer in charge of the plugin — “the version of the wp plugin that’s compatible with the newest version of wp-cli just went out.” Can you give it a try. Email me if you have any problems. – [email protected]. Thanks again for reaching out.

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