The Administration Panel (or the admin panel for short) is the primary tool for you to work with your online store. Here you can manage products and orders, offer discounts, interact with your customers, change the look of your store and do much more.
Starting with version 4.4.2, you can use Mobile Admin App in CS-Cart Ultimate or Multi-Vendor to manage your store from Android and iOS mobile devices.
To find the admin panel, open your online store’s website with a browser and add /admin.php to the end of the URL.
Enter the administrator’s email and password that you used during CS-Cart installation. In CS-Cart Online Demo the email and password are already there for you, so all you have to do is click the Sign in button.
The first thing you’ll notice is the Dashboard, where you can check sales statistics, view recent orders and product changes. The Dashboard also provides information from the database, such as the number of active products and registered customers.
You can also choose the period of time, for which the information on the dashboard is displayed. Click on the period in the right upper corner of the page and choose the required period of time from the drop-down menu. Optionally, click Custom Range to define your own period and press Apply.
Let’s take a look at the top bar:
The top bar also lets you select the language of the admin panel and the currency to use on the Dashboard and in sales reports.
The cart icon on the left side of the top bar allows you to go to the storefront. The storefront is what your customers see when they open your store.
You can control multiple stores from one admin panel. Click the name of the store near the cart icon and select the store, or press Manage stores to edit your stores and add new ones.
The panel below the top bar serves to manage the operations of your store:
Your Admin Panel may have additional menu subsections, depending on the add-ons you installed and activated.