How to log into Magento 1.6 Admin Panel

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

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How to Log into the Magento Administrator

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.


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Carrie Smaha Senior Manager Marketing Operations

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  • I have a website, there is lots of problem on my magento like dublicate url how i can remove it and fixed it can you help me 

    if you have any suggestion than send me link or guid me 



    • Hello,

      Sorry for the problems on your Magento URL. You may want to check this post from the Magento Support area in Stack Exchange. They discuss the issue there and several possible solutions for you. If you continue to have problems, your best avenue of support will be through Magento as they can immediately identify the issue and provide a resolution as they are the developer for that product.

    • This open-source version of Magento is free, but they do offer more advanced versions. Also, for small business’ you may want to consider WordPress with WooCommerce, since it is very popular.

      Thank you,

    • Hello Arkadien,

      Apparently, there are multiple issues with logging into Magento that have been reported. Check out these forum responses from Magento users. Hopefully, these responses will provide the information you need.

      If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

      Arnel C.

    • Hello Arun,

      Yes you can create a sample site for ecommerce. You can use the sub-directory of an existing directory. If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

      Arnel C.

  • Hi, I try to login with the …./admin , but only my hompage (Home) will open. No Login screen. What can I do to get access to the login screen???

    Thx, Udo

  • 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.

    • 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

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

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