FAQ: Why can't I edit my content from the front end?

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FAQ: Why can't I edit my content from the front end?

Post by mcsmom » Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:54 pm

The most common cause of this is that the item is "checked out." That means that the item is either being edited by another user or (more common) that the last time someone opened the file it was not closed properly.

To correct this, log into the backend of the site, go  to the content manager and find the article in question. It will have a lock next to its name. Open the file and then save it (or cancel). Why the content list is reloaded the lock should be gone.

Alternatively, someone with superadministrator privleges can use Global Checkin to checkin all checked out items. If using this option, make sure that no one is actively editing a file or their work may be lost.

It is possible to check in your own items that you may have accidently locked if a link to checkin  is available. This may be called something else.  You can add this link to a menu by creating a URL link like this: index.php?option=com_user&task=CheckIn

Note: It is essential that when you open a file you close it using either "save" (floppy icon) or "cancel" (red x icon). Failure to do so will lock the file.
Last edited by mcsmom on Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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