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Joomla 2.5 Errors – Check-out failed with the following error

I was trying to edit an article on my Joomla 2.5 website and got this red error warning box when trying to.  The error message read:

Check-out failed with the following error: The user checking out does not match the user who checked out the item.  You are not permitted to use that link to directly access that page (#8).

Joomla 2.5 - Checkout failed with error
Joomla 2.5 - Checkout failed with error
Joomla 2.5 - Content Article Manager
1. Joomla 2.5 - Content Article Manager

Now that I think more about this error, it is probably Joomla 2.5‘s security feature to prevent 2 people from modifying one article at the same time.  But if you have a super administrator account, you can unlock or check in this article.  To unlock it is quite simple.  See steps below:

1.  View Article in Article Manager

  • Login to your Joomla 2.5 Website as Super Administrator
  • Click on ‘Content’, ‘Article Manager
  • Search for the Article you are having problems with. for example: beginners

2.  Check In Article in Article Manager

Joomla 2.5 - Check in Article
2. Joomla 2.5 - Check in Article
  • Use checkbox to select the article in Article Manager
  • Click on ‘Check In’ button at the top right
  • See a message that says:

1 article successfully checked in

Joomla 2.5 - Article successfully checked in
Joomla 2.5 - Article successfully checked in

Now you can edit the article with no problems.

Thanks,

Elaine

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