Kuli
Kuli

I seems to be a super dumb question, but I couldn't find the backend yet.

I just installed October on my local server. The demo is looking fine, all okay. But there's no link to some adminstration area. Somewhere I found that I should use some "System" menu, but I don't have that.

The video tutorial I found first starts with exactly the same demo content, and then the trainer magically switches to the backend where he removes some of the demo content. How do I get there?

Is there some hidden link? Do I have to navigate to some mysterious sub URL? Do I first have to change some configuration?

There are no errors in my log files, all seems to work fine.

I tried on Chrome and Firefox running in Linux.

digitalkultur
digitalkultur

Hey Kuli, just add /backend to your site-url ... Kindest, Markus

Kuli
Kuli

Wow! Thanks, Markus, that helped.

Now I wonder why I can't find this anywhere in the documentation, but okay. At least I can continue now. ;)

Hessel
Hessel

Hi Kuli,

During installation you set the backend prefferences in the advanced option. standard it wil be: /backend

good luck!

Kuli
Kuli

Hessel said:

Hi Kuli,

During installation you set the backend prefferences in the advanced option. standard it wil be: /backend

good luck!

Okay, that might be. I skipped the advanced configuration because "no" was the default answer, and it seems to work without editing them just fine. Except that you then don't know how to access the backend...

Thank you both for your anyswers!

jlbenc28124
jlbenc28124

Got a different workaround / solution to solve this:

Since I had access to the MySql DB, I updated the recovery email of the Admin user and just used the "Forgot passowrd" functionality and BAM! I was in! :)

UPDATE <DATABASE_NAME>.backend_users SET email = 'email@domain.com' where id = 1;
sohan78626706
sohan78626706

I couldn't find any youtube channel where beginner's tutorial can be found. Pretty frustrating.

BG78
BG78

sohan78626706 said:

I couldn't find any youtube channel where beginner's tutorial can be found. Pretty frustrating.

Hi. Is that what you're looking for? https://octobercms.com/support/article/ob-18

zeusakm38954
zeusakm38954

jlbenc28124 said:

Got a different workaround / solution to solve this:

Since I had access to the MySql DB, I updated the recovery email of the Admin user and just used the "Forgot passowrd" functionality and BAM! I was in! :)

UPDATE .backend_users SET email = 'email@domain.com' where id = 1;

@jlbenc28124 you can do this simpler (by leaving the steps with e-mail password reset) - just run:

php -r 'echo password_hash('admin', PASSWORD_DEFAULT);'

and then copy the result to update sql stmt

update backend_users set password = '$2y$10$jeCrwQimLvlcYtPDq1QWaenyp.OS1wEAPnwX8o2r495mirMnXeC4y' where id = 1;

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