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Connecting to the PrestaShop back-office

The PrestaShop back-office is the name used to describe the administration panel of your PrestaShop site in this user-guide. You will spend most of your time in this panel, as everything that the user sees is handled directly through the back-office: adding/editing/removing products, handling carriers, building packs, creating vouchers, keeping contact with customers, improving your shop, etc.

At the install process, the PrestaShop installer asks you to change the name of your administration folder, from /admin to something unique to your shop (for instance, /admin789), for security reasons. Use that new folder name to access your shop (for example: http://myprestashop.com/admin789).

You will see the login page for your store's control panel.

Enter the e-mail address and password that you registered with when you installed PrestaShop. Click "Log In", and you will be taken to the back-office welcome page for your store's control panel.

From this step onward, you can begin to configure your store and offer products to your customers.

Discovering and Configuring the PrestaShop Back Office

The PrestaShop Back Office welcome page is broken up into three distinct sections:

  • Navigation: Groups together all of the tabs that direct to the different sections of your store.
  • The Dashboard: Displays all of your store’s important information such as the number of orders completed, etc.
  • PrestaShop Live Feed: Information about PrestaShop software updates or other news. We advise you to check this section regularly in order to keep your store up-to-date with PrestaShop’s new features

Now take your first look at your back-office, or the "Control Panel." Tabs situated at the top of the page help you navigate within the back-office.

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