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problem with sharethis module

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Community Member, 175 Posts

28 February 2009 at 3:56am

Edited: 28/02/2009 3:59am

hi there,

i just installed the sharethis module [v0.1]. installing went good, i did all steps from the README file.

i also have the sharethis checkbox on my pages in the backend. if i put the $ShareThis variable into my template and load the page
i get this error:

Fatal error: Call to undefined method Director::currenturlsegment() in /var/www/xxx/sharethis/code/ShareIcons.php on line 97

my ss version = SilverStripe 2.3.0



Community Member, 175 Posts

28 February 2009 at 4:44am

hi again,

i think i found a solution, more a temp. solution for me until i dont know why this was ...

i added the missing method to Director.php:

static function currentURLSegment() {
return self::$urlSegment;

does anybody know anything more about it?



Forum Moderator, 238 Posts

11 March 2009 at 7:00pm

Controller::curr()->URLSegment will do the same job.


Community Member, 12 Posts

17 March 2009 at 10:49am

I tried this and this is what I am seeing

$page_url = Director::absoluteBaseURL() . Controller::curr()->Link();

My site is locate at http://localhost/SilverStripe/ and if the page is about-us then the $page_url is showing up as


I am assuming Director::absoluteBaseURL() is http://localhost/SilverStripe/
and Controller::curr()->Link() is /SilverStripe/about-us/

This is not obviously correct, is it something simple that I am missing?

Any help would be appreciated.



Community Member, 12 Posts

17 March 2009 at 10:51am

Edited: 17/03/2009 2:03pm

Please do not mind my above post....

I correctly put the code as

$page_url = Director::absoluteBaseURL() . Controller::curr()->URLSegment;

And it worked as it should....

Guess I am tired at the end of the day here.... Sorry Guys.



Community Member, 78 Posts

20 October 2010 at 9:05pm


I having problem with sharethis module on URL. My local testing url is http://localhost/study, while I completed installation of sharethis, I saw the url set to http://localhost//study/content/ could anyone solve me this problem.



Community Member, 141 Posts

31 October 2010 at 3:43am

Edited: 31/10/2010 3:48am

Hi bunheng,

go to sharethis/code/ShareIcons.php and change line 111 from this:

$page_url = Director::absoluteBaseURL() . Controller::curr()->Link();

to this:
$page_url = Director::absoluteBaseURL() . Controller::curr()->URLSegment;

(i assume you are using sharethis-trunk-r81298 build)

Btw, i made a patch for this. But i can't find the module in the bug-tracker and i am a little bit unsecure where to post it :-(
Any help would be appreciated.



Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

31 October 2010 at 12:41pm

You should actually be using Link() because URLSegment will only return the last chunk of the url i.e blog/foo URLSegment on foo will return foo, where as link will return the full blog/foo link.

Haven't tested this myself but considering ShareThis is a decorator on SiteTree you could try having something like

$page_url = $this->owner->Link();

Or if you need absolute

$page_url = $this->owner->AbsoluteLink();

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