Admin panel is the place where you can manage products, categories, coupons, orders, pages, and much more. You can also customize the look of your store from the admin panel.
To access the admin panel add /admin after your website address. For example if your website address is "www.examplestore.com", then your admin panel is located at "www.examplestore.com/admin". Now you have to enter your email and password that you've provided during the installation process. After pressing the Login button, then you'll redirect to the dashboard.
From the dashboard you'll see an quick overview of your store.
All products are listed under the Catalog sub-menu. In order to edit a product click the product row in the table
Navigate to Products > Catalog > Create Product to create a new product. If your store has more than one locale then translatable fields can be translated into other languages. You'll learn how to add more locale and translate a translatable field later in this guide.If you want to create a simple product then just fill the required fields under the Basic Information group. In order to create a configurable product, you can fill the fields under Advanced Information group.
Name (translatable): The name of the product. Description (translatable): The description of the product. Categories: You can organize products by adding categories to it. You'll learn how to create categories later in this guide. Status: Enable the product by checking this checkbox. Customers will only see the enabled products.
Price: The base price of the product. Special Price: The discounted price of the product. Special Price Start: The start date of the special price. Special Price End: The end date of the special price.
SKU (stock keeping unit): The SKU of the product. Inventory Management: Select the Track Inventory option, if you want to manage your product's inventory. Qty: If you've selected the Track Inventory option then you'll see a new Qty field under the Inventory Management field. You can add the total available amount of the product here. Stock Availability: Customers will only able to purchase In Stock products.
Base Image: This is the thumbnail image of the product. Additional Images: You can add multiple additional images here.
Meta Title (translatable) Meta Keywords (translatable) Meta Description (translatable)
In order to add attributes you must first create an attribute from the Attributes menu. Attributes can be used for filtering products and showing additional information about the product in a tabular form. In product search page customers will see filtered navigation for filtering products by attribute.
Options are an easy way to offer variations of a product. You can also add global option to the product. Customers will see a list of options while adding the product to their cart.
Related products are meant to be purchased in addition to the item the customer is viewing. Related products are shown on the product page.
Up-sell products are items that your customer might prefer instead of the product currently viewing. Up-Sells products are shown under the related products.
Encourage customers to buy a complementary product. A list of cross-sells product will be shown in the cart page based on the added products in the cart.
Short Description (translatable): The short description of the product. Product New From: The start date for the New badge in the product card. Product New To: The end date for the New badge in the product card.
You can create, edit and see a tree of categories from the Categories sub-menu.
Name (translatable): The name of the category. Status: Enable the category by checking this checkbox. Only enabled categories can be used.
In order to create a subcategory select a category, then click on the Add Subcategory button. After saving the subcategory you'll see a nested category under the root category.
Attributes can be used for filtering products. Customers will see attributes as a table on the product page (Additional Information Tab).
All customer orders are under the Orders sub-menu. In order to view the details of an order click the order row in the table.
Click on the order row in the table to view the details of the order.
You can encourage customers to buy a product by giving a discount. Every product can have a discounted price but if you want more control over discounts then you can create a coupon for that. Coupons are highly customizable and can be used for any product. Customers can apply coupons to their shopping cart from the cart page. After applying a coupon to the shopping cart coupon value will be subtracted from the subtotal.
Navigate to Coupons > Create Coupon to create a new coupon.
Name (translatable): The name of the coupon. Code: A unique code for the coupon. Customers will use this code for applying the coupon to their shopping cart. Discount Type: You can either set a fixed value coupon or percent value coupon. Percent value coupon will be calculated based on the shopping cart. Value: Set the value of the coupon. Free Shipping: You can offer your customers a free shipping coupon. You don't have to set a value for the free shipping coupon. When a customer applies a free shipping coupon, shipping cost will be deducted from the shopping cart. Start Date: From the day the coupon is valid. End Date: The last day the coupon is valid. Status: Enable the coupon by checking this checkbox. Only enabled coupons can be used.
Minimum Spend: The minimum amount a customer needs to spend before the coupon is applicable. Minimum spend amount is checked against the subtotal. Maximum Spend: The maximum amount a customer can spend until the coupon is applicable. Maximum spend amount is checked against the subtotal. Products: Products that the coupon will be applied to, or that need to be in the cart in order to apply the coupon. Exclude products: Products that the coupon will not be applied to, or that cannot be in the cart in order to apply the coupon. Categories: Product categories that the coupon will be applied to, or that need to be in the cart in order to apply the coupon. Exclude Categories: Product categories that the coupon will not be applied to, or that cannot be in the cart in order to apply the coupon.
Usage Limit Per Coupon: How many times the coupon can be used by all customers. Usage Limit Per Customer: How many times the coupon can be used by each customer. Customer's email address is used to check the usage limit.
Navigate to Pages > Create Page to create a new page. Name (translatable): The name of the page. Body (translatable): The content of the page. Status: Enable the page by checking this checkbox. Meta Title (translatable) Meta Keywords (translatable) Meta Description (translatable)
You can customize your online store navigation menus from here. There are usually three types of menus, Primary Menu, Category Menu, and Footer Menu. After creating menus, navigate to Appearance > Storefront > Menus then choose Primary Menu, Category Menu, and Footer Menu.
Navigate to Menus > Create Menu to create a new menu. Name (translatable): The name of the menu item. Status: Enable the menu.
Create Menu Items
After saving the menu you'll see a Create Menu Item button, press the button to create a menu item for the menu.
Name (translatable): The name of the menu item. Type: A menu item can either be Category, Page, or URL type. Category: If you've selected menu item type to Category type, then you'll see a Category field. Page: If you've selected menu item type to Page type, then you'll see a Page field. URL: If you've selected menu item type to URL type, then you'll see a URL field. Fluid Menu: By default, menu items will be a drop-down menu. If you want to make a full-width menu check this box. You only need to check this box for the parent menu item. Target: Specify how the menu item will be opened. Parent Menu Item: Create a nested menu by specifying a parent menu item. Status: Enable the menu item.
Navigate to Users > Create User to create a new user.
You can choose multiple role for a user.
You can manage what a user can do in your system by creating roles or choosing permissions for the specific user. By default, user permissions are inherited from the roles. Role permissions and user-specific permissions are merged together to determine the user's ability. When permissions are merged together user-specific permissions will always have more priority than role permissions. So, if you want to give a user all permissions from a role except one, then choose the role for the user, and Deny the specific permission.
Navigate to Roles > Create Role to create a new role.
Role-specific permissions are a good way to give permissions to multiple users at once. You can override role permissions from the user-specific permissions for any user.
You can translate your store's strings from the built-in translation editor for all supported locales. You can also use the translation editor for editing the default strings.
Currency rates are used for determining the product price when a customer changed the currency. If your store only supports one currency, then you don't need to update currency rates. You can use third-party service like Fixer, 1Forge, or Currency Data Feed to refresh currency rates. Click on the Refresh Rates button to refresh currency rates. If a third-party service is not configured, configure it from Settings > Currency.
Taxes can be configured for taxable products in your store. After creating a tax add that tax class to all the taxable products. Tax will be added automatically to the cart during the checkout process.
You can view several types of reports of your online store. Choose the report type from filter section to view other reports.