Change Admin Url Prestashop | Change admin password Prestashop

What should one do if he has forgotten his Prestashop admin page url or if he wants to change the address of his administration page.

Here is simple effort:

Login to you hosting cpanel and move to file manager or try using ftp client to login to your hosting account where your website is hosted.

forgotten admin url prestashop

Now simply visit the root folder where your site is hosted and then click in to visit admin folder. It would look like something different folder ae1caxsd4wylmsugt  or any other number. Now select it and right click and then choose rename now give it a name like  administrator after it you have to access that folder like this >>

But this solution is said to work for one time only once you log out the folder name will be automatically changed as it is a security feature in Presta

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Now if you want to change the password of your admin then this is what you have to do.

first login using ftp or cpanel and move to folder config in the root site.
in config look for Check the images, now if you are using cpanel you have the option to edit it online, you can do so by right clicking the file and choosing edit.
If you are using ftp you have to download that file to edit and then upload it.
Look for _COOKIE_KEY_ value. It is a long string

config prestashop

Now you have to login phpmyadmin : to do so visit your cpanel and click on phpmyadmin

Now when phpmyadmin is opened you have to click on sql tab on the top to run a query here you have to input this value but you have to edit it a bit. Just follow the steps.


Copy that _COOKIE_KEY_ value that you have found in config/ as above.
now input that value in <>

UPDATE employee SET ‘passwd’ = md5(concat(‘<_COOKIE_KEY_ value>’, ‘<yourNewPassword>’)) WHERE email = “youremailaddress”;

and then click go

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