What is an Invalid Parent ID error?

joomlaSometimes you might try to save an article, and get the Invalid Parent ID error.  This occurs when the Category that the article is stored in, is a child of another Category, and the Category relationship has been corrupted.  This can happen when you manually migrate Category and Article tables from one site to another.  This article describes the simple fix.

Fix for an Invalid Parent ID

Here is the error message that you might see appear.

Save failed with the following error: Invalid Parent ID

Start by closing the Article that you've been editing.  You might want to copy any changes you've made to your clipboard.

  1. Go to Content > Categories.
  2. Open the Category that the Article is stored in.
  3. Save the Category.

You will now be able to save the Article.


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