How to rebuild your categories

joomlaIf you've recently migrated your website manually, you may experience an error when you try to save an existing article.  This article describes the fix.

The Error

The message you might receive is:

Save failed with the following error: Invalid Parent ID 



Login to the back-end if you haven't already.

  1. Go to Menu Manager.
    1. Click Rebuild (this step may not be essential, but it does no harm).
  2. Go to Content > Categories.
    1. Click Rebuild.
  3. Create a New Category called Temp
  4. Batch move all your categories to the new Category.
  5. Batch move all categories back to the /Root directory.

If you have nested categories, you'll have to move them back into their respective sub-categories.


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