At this point, you’ve installed and configured Magento and you’re ready to log into your Magento 1.6 Admin Panel. The administrator backend is where you’ll perform all of your shopping cart’s administrator functions. Please feel free to look over our other Magento Tutorials as well.

Some of the most common uses of the Admin backend are:

  • Change the look and feel of Magento
  • Manage Customers and Customer Groups
  • Manage Sales
  • Change initial settings during the installation
  • Create promotions
  • Manage Newsletter
  • View Reports

Logging into the admin for your Magento 1.6 website is easy. Where ever you installed Magento, simply add /admin to the URL.

  1.  Go to your Magento website. Add /admin to the URL and reload the page
  2. magento_admin_log_in_1

  3. Type in your username and password that you set up during the installation process
  4. magento_admin_log_in_2

You’re now logged into your Magento Admin panel.


If you need further assistance please feel free to ask a question on our support center.

Continued Education in Course 101: Magento 1.6 Installation and Setup Guide
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Section 1: How to Install Magento 1.6
Section 3: What Version of Magento am I using?
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2014-06-13 7:04 am

Thanks it helped me a lot.................

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2014-10-28 3:42 am

Thanks for sharing this. Please write how to remove /index.php/ from the middle of the admin page URL.

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2014-10-28 8:42 am
I have located an excellent answer on StackOverflow that should get you started with removing index.php from your URLs.
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2015-03-20 1:10 am

i am using correct user name & pass bt not login.. if i am use wrong pass then show message i.e. invalid username & password... plz give me solution how to solved it.

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2015-03-23 1:18 pm
Hello dheerendra,

What kind of behavior are you seeing when you use the correct name and password? No error message? Is it just staying on the login page? Is there any other type of message or page showing up?

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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