This documentation is currently being worked on. Until the stable version of PrestaShop 1.5 is released, it should not be seen as definitive.
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.
During 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 shop's control panel.
Enter the e-mail address and password that you registered with when you installed PrestaShop. Click the "Log In" button, and you are taken to the back-office's dashboard, a sort of welcome page for this control panel.
From this step onward, you can begin to configure your shop and sell products to your customers.
Read the next chapter, "First steps with PrestaShop 1.5", to understand all the various sections of the dashboard.