Joomla Error – Joomla Save Failed with the Following Error: Invalid Parent ID

by Elaine on August 5, 2011

Joomla 1.6 Error : When saving an article in the Article Manager you get an error message that says:

Joomla Save Failed with the Following Error: Invalid Parent ID”

Joomla error invalid parent id Joomla Error   Joomla Save Failed with the Following Error: Invalid Parent ID

Joomla Invalid Parent ID

This mainly occurs after creating and then saving any new article.  The articles save and you can see them in the Article Manager but this may cause problems down the line if they are not associating themselves with a category parent id.   You can also view the content table in your phpMyAdmin and see that the Asset_id = 0.

The solution: 

The problem is probably the template you are using.  So far from what I’ve seen is that if you are using the Artisteer Joomla template, you will surely encounter problems.    I would first install a different Joomla template.  Then proceed with the steps below:

1.  Login to your Joomla 1.6 or Joomla 1.7 administrator backend.

2.  Go to the Menu Manager – Click on Menus, Menu Manager, Click on the ‘Rebuild’ button

3.  You will see a message that says:

Successfully rebuilt

4.  Go to the Category Manager – Click on Content, Category Manager, Click on the ‘Rebuild’ button.

5.  You will see a message that says:

Categories tree data successfully rebuilt.

6.  Edit all your parent categories and save them.

7.  Edit all your sub-categories and save them.

8.  Go back to the Article Manager, edit all the articles that were created with the ‘Invalid Parent ID” error message and save it.

After refreshing your menus, categories you should not have any problems creating new articles anymore.   As to the existing articles that had asset_id = 0, those asset_id’s will get populated after you open and save the articles.

Hope that helps! Thanks,

Elaine

 Joomla Error   Joomla Save Failed with the Following Error: Invalid Parent ID

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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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Joji January 13, 2012 at 10:24 am

Thanks !!
It worked for me… :)

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Muhammad Omar September 7, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Thanks. It worked for me on Joomla! 2.5 installation.

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