Method 2: Change from the Server Command Line

Open the app/etc/local.xml file in a text editor, and change the name of the [admin] path. Make sure to use only lowercase characters. Then, save the file. On the server, the admin path is located in the app/etc/local.xml file. Look for the argument in the section: Default Admin Path # New Admin Path # 2. Do one of the following …


Method 1: Change from the Magento Admin

1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configure. 2. In the panel on the left, under Advanced, select Admin. 3. Click to expand the Admin Base URL section, and do the following: a. Set Use Custom Admin URL to “Yes.” Then, enter the Custom Admin URL in the following format: Important! The Admin URL must be in the …


Using a Custom Admin URL

As a security best practice, Magento recommends that you use a unique, custom Admin URL  instead of the default “admin” or the often-used “backend,” Although it will not directly protect your site from a determined attacker, it can reduce exposure to scripts that try to break in to Magento sites. Check with your hosting provider before implementing a custom Admin …


To configure the secure base URL:

If your domain has a valid security certificate, you can configure the URLs for either the storefront and Admin—or both—to run over a secure (https) channel. 1. Click to expand the Unsecure section. Then, do the following: a. To use a secure (https) for the storefront, enter the Base URL, followed by a forward slash. Typically, you will not need …


To configure the unsecure base URL:

1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. 2. In the panel on the left, under General, select Web. 3. Click to expand the Unsecure section. Then, do the following: 4. Enter the unsecure (http) Base URL for your store. Make sure to end the URL with a forward slash. For a typical installation, you do not need to update …


Secure and Unsecure Base URLs

Each website in a Magento installation has a base URL that is assigned to the storefront and to the Admin. If you have a security certificate for your domain, you can configure either, or both base URLs to operate over a securely encrypted SSL channel. Unsecure base URLs begin with “http,” and secure base URLs begin with “https.” Unsecure Base …


Store URLs

The URLs that are associated with your store were configured during the initial installation of Magento. The Web access options that were entered at that time specify both unsecure and secure URLs, and whether or not a security certificate is available. Magento uses variables to define internal links in relation to the base URL, which makes it possible to move …


To create a translated page for a view:

1. On the Admin menu, select CMS > Pages. 2. From the Manage Pages list, open the page to be translated and copy the URL Key to the clipboard. Then, press the Back button to return to the Manage Pages list. 3. Click the Add New Page button. Then, do the following: a. Enter the translated Page Title. b. Paste the …


Translating Pages

If your store has multiple views in different languages, and you have set the locale for each view to a different language, the result is a partially translated site. The next step is to create a translated version of each page that is available only from the specific store view. The Store View column of the Manage Pages list shows …


Step 2: Translate Field Labels

1. On the Admin menu, select Catalog > Attributes. 2. In the list, find the attribute and click to open in edit mode. 3. In the panel on the left, select Manage Label / Options. 4. In the Manage Titles section, enter the translated label text for each store view. 5. When complete, click the Save Attribute button.