Complete error message when I click save:

Save failed with the following error: 

Using Joomla 3.6.5, admin backend.

Anyone had the same problem?

  • Can you add a little more info? Front end edit or backend? Is error reporting in global config set to maximum? May 19, 2017 at 18:45

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On the Server tab of global configuration set Error reporting to Development and enable Debug System in System tab. That should give you a more descriptive error message as well as a back trace.

  • I set error reporting to dev, but got same error. Not willing to try "Debug system", since the site is live. May 22, 2017 at 14:14
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    Change the Access setting for System - Debug plugin to Special. That way only Authors, Super Users and Managers will see the debug info. Then enable it. May 22, 2017 at 17:27
  • Thank you. The debug console found 9 duplicates, but that can hardly be the reason, can it? May 23, 2017 at 8:13
  • Also, I think those duplicates are from after the redirect (since Joomla always redirects after saving). May 23, 2017 at 8:32
  • Easiest solution might be to just copy the article into a new one. Saving the other articles work. May 23, 2017 at 8:38

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