Once the X-Cart software installation process has been completed, you can get to managing products, orders, customers, and most other features of your store. But first you need to log in to your X-Cart store Admin area. If you forget the admin password, you can recover it at any time using the email address that is associated with the account.

Admin Area Login

  1. In the address bar of your browser, enter the URL that was specified during the X-Cart software installation, followed by the base URL of your store’s Admin area.

    The default Admin URL looks like this: http://<your-domain>/<x-cart-5-directory>/admin.php?target=login

    You should see a page like this: login-page.png

    You can bookmark the Admin Login page for easy access.

  2. Enter your email and password for the Admin area.

    The initial Admin area login credentials were set up during Step 2 of the X-Cart software installation.

  3. Click the Log in button.

Admin Area Password Recovery

  1. If you ever forget your password, click the Forgot password? link at http://<your-domain>/<x-cart-5-directory>/admin.php?target=login.

    You will be redirected to the Forgot your password? page: password-recovery.png

  2. Enter the email address associated with your administrator user account and click Submit.

    The confirmation URL link will be emailed to you shortly.

  3. Check your email inbox.

    You should get an email titled *\Your_company_name*: Confirm password reset request.

  4. Use the link from this email to initiate the password recovery process. The link from the email will redirect you to the Change password page: password-recovery-2.png

  5. Enter a new password for your admin account, confirm the new password and click Update.