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

by Elaine on May 9, 2012

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).

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Joomla 2.5 - Checkout failed with error

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

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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

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Joomla 2.5 - Article successfully checked in

Now you can edit the article with no problems.

Thanks,

Elaine

 Joomla 2.5 Errors   Check out failed with the following error

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Alan July 28, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Thanks for this article. I came up with this error and this solved it precisely.

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Damian September 13, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Elaine, u rock….

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Kisilo November 2, 2012 at 7:20 am

Thanks!! saved me from pulling out my hair!!

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Elaine November 2, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Hi Kislio,
No problem. Hope we all one day don’t go bald from this. :)
Thanks for your visit!
elaine

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Enrique November 6, 2012 at 4:34 am

Gracias!!!

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Curtis September 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Thankyouuu, solved problem in 5secs thanks to your post.

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adderly February 24, 2014 at 10:41 pm

Muy buen tutorial ! Gracias

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