You could access the administrator panel using yourdomain.com/admin
Or if you have used sub-folder of the www root directory youdomain.com/subfoldername.
The login field will load and you will notice that there is also the language selection drop down menu. This menu for the moment has only English language as this is a new TomatoCart installation:
After we fill in the administrator login details and click on the “Login” button, the back-end of the script will load. You will notice that the back-end resembles very closely a Windows desktop.
It has a task bar and the start button at the bottom. Also you have widgets menu bar on the right side. On the “Desktop” you have useful shortcut buttons to review orders/customers/statistics and other important store functions.
We will assume that this is your first login and the cart is not configured yet. The “Wizard Installation” windows will be loaded and active:
You will notice that you have the option to minimize the wizard window to your tasks bar and continue with it later.
This works exactly as if you would like to minimize the web browser on your computer.
However we will continue with the configuration in order to ensure that the store has all the proper details set.
The Wizard is in three steps. The first one, also shown on the above image, is to configure the store owner details. You should ensure that you have all the right details in here as this information will be added to your invoices and shown to your customers. When you have filled all the details click “Next” to go to the next step of the configuration.
This step is the configuration of the E-Mail options:
It is recommended that you fill both e-mail fields with the same e-mail address. Additionally you will notice that the script is set to use sendmail. If you have account with Wn8Local and your e-mail is also hosted on this account you may leave this setting as it is. If you will be using third party mail provider or you would prefer SMTP you may request the details:
After you have filled in the e-mail address details and if necessary the SMTP info you could go to the last spet of the Wizard. There you should full in the information for the shipping of the products you will be offering. These details will also be used from the carrier you will be using if the module set for the store allows live quotes to be calculated:
And here you should click on the “Finish” button. Now you should logout and log back in.
This will load the Dashboard.This menu shows important information such as orders/customers details/reviews.
Now our shop is up and running we need to switch it off. Why?? Because we don't want customers until our shop is ready to sell our products.
So follow this tutorial which will show you how achieve this.