I migrated a Joomla 1.5 site to Joomla 3 and the sections properly became parent categories. But when I try to create a menu item with that parent category it says

Warning: Save failed with the following error: Another menu item with the same parent has this alias.

However, there is no menu item with that alias.

That parent category has its own article (some text and a few images). How can I make it such that when I click on the menu item for that parent category (which I can't) that "article" appears?

  • That doesn't answer my question, really. I know how to create a menu and menu items... what I want to know is why I can't create menu item with a Parent Category.
    – nakkeru
    Dec 24, 2014 at 11:09
  • I think there must be alias available. can you please check again? Dec 24, 2014 at 12:21

1 Answer 1


The alias must be unique.

If you can't find the conflicting item, also remember to check the trash.

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