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After you have installed Joomla 3, your next step is to log into the Joomla 3.0 admin dashboard. The administrator dashboard is where you will manage your Joomla 3.1 website. We also have an updated guide on How to Log in to your Joomla 3.5 Dashboard.

Logging into your Joomla 3 Dashboard

  1. Visit your Joomla 3 site's homepage, and add /administrator to the end of the URL. If you installed Joomla to, then you'll need to visit
  2. You will then see the following login screen. Enter the username and password you set during the installation process, and then click Log In.

    Congratulations, you have successfully logged into your Joomla 3.0 dashboard! You should now see a screen similar to the one below:

Congratulations, now you know how to log into your Joomla 3.1 Administrative Dashboard!

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2017-04-24 7:20 pm
Thank you very much for your post really love it
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2015-04-08 2:38 am


I’m having a problem with our website. i’m new in this school and they ask me to make a changes for their website. my problem is, i cannot log in, no! i mean i can’t access to administrator. it shown black page. please help me. i don’t know what to do because I’ve never make a website.

i’m looking forward. Thanks in advance.

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2015-04-08 8:55 am
Hello Haya,

You will need to turn on error reporting to see the messages. To do that, set the following in your php.ini file:
error_reporting = E_ALL
display_errors = On

Once you have fixed the error, you can reset the settings to what they were originally.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
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2014-09-16 11:19 pm

Ah.... It's called "Control Panel"! I spent 10 minutes looking for a "dashboard" and didn't find any! Don't call it a dashboard when Joomla doesn't even call it a dashboard; that only confuses issues right off the bat!

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2014-08-11 5:05 pm
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2013-06-20 1:40 am
Dear Brad,

You are simply a star. I have spent last 4 days to find out a solution of this issue; however, you are then one, who have done it. Cheers!

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