PHP Exception - TypeError

PHP Exception - TypeError

I posted a ticket via this interface on 2 June 2022 and received a nice, lengthy email acknowledgement. However, I have NOT received ANY further notice or comment regarding this issue.

System Info:

DJ MediaTools v2.17.4
Joomla 3.10.9
PHP v8.0.19.

Stack Trace data:

Exception Type: TypeError

File: /home/ziubxdtw/public_html/components/com_djmediatools/models/categories.php
Line: 222
Message: method_exists(): Argument #1 ($object_or_class) must be of type object|string, null given

#0 /home/ziubxdtw/public_html/components/com_djmediatools/models/categories.php(222): method_exists()
#1 /home/ziubxdtw/public_html/components/com_djmediatools/views/item/view.html.php(49): DJMediatoolsModelCategories->getParams()
#2 /home/ziubxdtw/public_html/libraries/src/Cache/Controller/ViewController.php(102): DJMediatoolsViewItem->display()
#3 /home/ziubxdtw/public_html/libraries/src/MVC/Controller/BaseController.php(655): Joomla\CMS\Cache\Controller\ViewController->get()
#4 /home/ziubxdtw/public_html/components/com_djmediatools/controller.php(57): Joomla\CMS\MVC\Controller\BaseController->display()
#5 /home/ziubxdtw/public_html/libraries/src/MVC/Controller/BaseController.php(702): DJMediatoolsController->display()
#6 /home/ziubxdtw/public_html/components/com_djmediatools/djmediatools.php(69): Joomla\CMS\MVC\Controller\BaseController->execute()
#7 /home/ziubxdtw/public_html/libraries/src/Component/ComponentHelper.php(402): require_once('/home/ziubxdtw/...')
#8 /home/ziubxdtw/public_html/libraries/src/Component/ComponentHelper.php(377): Joomla\CMS\Component\ComponentHelper::executeComponent()
#9 /home/ziubxdtw/public_html/libraries/src/Application/SiteApplication.php(194): Joomla\CMS\Component\ComponentHelper::renderComponent()
#10 /home/ziubxdtw/public_html/libraries/src/Application/SiteApplication.php(233): Joomla\CMS\Application\SiteApplication->dispatch()
#11 /home/ziubxdtw/public_html/libraries/src/Application/CMSApplication.php(225): Joomla\CMS\Application\SiteApplication->doExecute()
#12 /home/ziubxdtw/public_html/index.php(49): Joomla\CMS\Application\CMSApplication->execute()
#13 {main}

Request information

GET variables

Array
(
)

POST variables

Array
(
)

COOKIE variables

Array
(
)

REQUEST variables

Array
(
    [format] => html
    [option] => com_djmediatools
    [Itemid] => 
    [view] => item
    [tmpl] => component
    [cid] => 1
    [id] => 2
)

SERVER variables

Array
(
    [PATH] => /usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin
    [HTTP_ACCEPT] => */*
    [HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING] => gzip, deflate
    [HTTP_HOST] => usncva.org
    [HTTP_PRAGMA] => no-cache
    [HTTP_USER_AGENT] => Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; +http://www.bing.com/bingbot.htm)
    [HTTP_CACHE_CONTROL] => no-cache
    [HTTP_FROM] => bingbot(at)microsoft.com
    [HTTP_X_HTTPS] => 1
    [DOCUMENT_ROOT] => /home/ziubxdtw/public_html
    [REMOTE_ADDR] => 40.77.167.10
    [REMOTE_PORT] => 64704
    [SERVER_ADDR] => 72.249.48.112
    [SERVER_NAME] => usncva.org
    [SERVER_ADMIN] => [email protected]
    [SERVER_PORT] => 443
    [REQUEST_SCHEME] => https
    [REQUEST_URI] => /component/djmediatools/media/1/2-ddg-23.html
    [REDIRECT_URL] => /component/djmediatools/media/1/2-ddg-23.html
    [REDIRECT_REQUEST_METHOD] => GET
    [GEOIP_ADDR] => 40.77.167.10
    [GEOIP_COUNTRY_CODE] => US
    [GEOIP_CONTINENT_CODE] => NA
    [HTTPS] => on
    [HTTP_AUTHORIZATION] => 
    [REDIRECT_STATUS] => 200
    [X_SPDY] => HTTP2
    [SSL_PROTOCOL] => TLSv1.3
    [SSL_CIPHER] => TLS_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
    [SSL_CIPHER_USEKEYSIZE] => 256
    [SSL_CIPHER_ALGKEYSIZE] => 256
    [SCRIPT_FILENAME] => /home/ziubxdtw/public_html/index.php
    [QUERY_STRING] => 
    [SCRIPT_URI] => https://usncva.org/component/djmediatools/media/1/2-ddg-23.html
    [SCRIPT_URL] => /component/djmediatools/media/1/2-ddg-23.html
    [SCRIPT_NAME] => /index.php
    [SERVER_PROTOCOL] => HTTP/1.1
    [SERVER_SOFTWARE] => LiteSpeed
    [REQUEST_METHOD] => GET
    [X-LSCACHE] => on
    [PHP_SELF] => /index.php
    [REQUEST_TIME_FLOAT] => 1654349332.292
    [REQUEST_TIME] => 1654349332
)