I updated a plugin (elementor pro) and then tried to clear cache. The clearing process took forever, always see loading... so I close the browser tab.

Now if I go to my admin page I see this error: Fatal error: Can't use method return value in write context in /home3/santu2qw/public_html/informationmarketingexpert.com/wp-content/plugins/elementor-pro/modules/share-buttons/module.php on line 144

I tried reinstalling the plugin but if I do I keep getting that message. I can't activate this plugin anymore.

How can I fix this?


closed as off-topic by Pat J, Michael, fuxia Jan 18 '18 at 9:03

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  • If this is a 3rd party plug-in, then you will need to contact the author. – Cedon Jan 16 '18 at 17:41
  • Looks like your php version is back-dated. Please update your php and then install the plugin. – Ashok Kumar Nath Jan 16 '18 at 17:56

The plugin owner updated their plugin to solve issue...

Issue fixed.


  • can we just close the question if the solution is based on outside our scope? Or perhaps even better delete the question? Nothing personal against the OP – Adi Prasetyo Jan 13 at 15:59
  • I don't mind. :) – redhalls Jan 19 at 17:43

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