When I try to display a member's profile using the url:

http://coastsider.com/[member trigger]/[member number]

I get the following error message:

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Notice

Message: Undefined property: Member_settings::$config

Filename: member/mod.member_settings.php

Line Number: 370

Fatal error: Call to a member function item() on a non-object in [home directory]/expressionengine/modules/member/mod.member_settings.php on line 370

Interestingly, I get this message for every user except the Superadmin (user #1).

  • Have you checked the Member Group permissions for the Logged in member? Is the Member Account Privileges > Can view public profiles for the Member Group set to Yes? Also verify the member group of the member id you're trying to access... is the user account banned? Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 17:47
  • Yes, the member can view public profiles. And, yes, I can't view accounts that have not been banned.
    – Barry Parr
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 18:41
  • So when you click on the member's name from the memberlist you still get that error? Have you modified the profile templates at all? Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 20:32
  • Yes, I get the same error if I click from the member list.
    – Barry Parr
    Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 7:41
  • Do you have any extensions installed that might be causing this issue? Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 22:44

1 Answer 1


It turns out that re-installing EE solved the problem. I must have made a error when I did my last installation. The correct suggestion came form Kurt Deutscher on EE's Forums.

Thanks to everyone who asked the clarifying questions.

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