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What is the admin login URL?

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ryan    13,368

A couple people have mentioned that they installed ProcessWire, logged into the admin, logged out, and couldn't find where to login again. The default login URL to ProcessWire is:

yoursite.com/processwire/ 

You can also change the login URL by editing the admin page (Pages > Admin) click on the "settings" tab and change the URL name to something else. Just don't forget what you name it otherwise neither you nor I will be able to figure out what the admin login URL is. :)

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tinacious    49

I finished uploading my site and the front page loads. Unfortunately I can't access the login page; I get a 500 Error. When installing it gave an error about Apache mod_rewrite, saying that it can't be detected, which says it sometimes occurs without the htaccess file. Also, none of the links work. Is there a problem with my web host? How can I solve this? Thanks.

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MadeMyDay    555

I have the Same "problem" with my host. Cant look right now but I think the solution was to look in your .htaccess for a commented line with the RewriteBase, just uncomment it so that it is like

RewriteBase /

Will look tomorrow at my installations.

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netcarver    1,877

Hello tinacious,

This is taken from the .htaccess file;

# ProcessWire requires mod_rewrite

Did you copy the .htaccess file up into the root of your live site? If not, upload it and try again. If that doesn't help, you will need to speak to your hosting provider and ask if mod_rewrite is installed and enabled or if it can be installed and enabled.

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tinacious    49

I have the Same "problem" with my host. Cant look right now but I think the solution was to look in your .htaccess for a commented line with the RewriteBase, just uncomment it so that it is like

RewriteBase /

Will look tomorrow at my installations.

Thanks, this worked! :lol:

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ryan    13,368

The ProcessWire 2.3 installer now lets you set the admin URL as part of the install process.

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woop    67

The ProcessWire 2.3 installer now lets you set the admin URL as part of the install process.

I guess /processwire is still the default option, though? That would make it easier for newcomers.

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DaveP    763

The ProcessWire 2.3 installer now lets you set the admin URL as part of the install process.

I'd be inclined to disallow 'admin' as the URL (or is that a bit too Big Brother?).

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ryan    13,368
I guess /processwire is still the default option, though? That would make it easier for newcomers.

That's correct, that is what it has populated in there by default.

I'd be inclined to disallow 'admin' as the URL (or is that a bit too Big Brother?).

Hiding your admin URL is a good practice. But if strong passwords are used, as they should be, there's no security problem with having a known admin URL either.

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Poddy    0

./processwire/ doesn't work for me. I just did an install of the CMS and although the install went flawlessly, when I click on the link to the admin login I get a 404 error page not found.

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Poddy    0
Does the front-end do work?

Yes it does. At least I think it does it has some sample text but the link to the "About" page also gives the 404 error. Don't know if this normal or not.

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nik    557

Just a quick one: did you try using RewriteBase mentioned earlier in this thread? There are many other threads on this very subject here on the forum, try searching with Google using something like "site:processwire.com rewritebase" or "site:processwire.com install 404".

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ryan    13,368

When you get 404s for everything but the homepage, that means the .htaccess file is not working. Edit your .htaccess file and paste in some garbage at the top, like "alkjaelfkjaef" and save. Now view your homepage. If you get a 500 error, your .htaccess is working (and you should look at the RewriteBase Nik mentioned). But if your homepage still works, then you know your .htaccess is not working. At this point, you need to tell your web host to turn it on. Or if you run the server, you need to add "AllowOveride All" to your httpd.conf for the account. 

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Hey.... I cannot login into the admin, too.

Nothing works, 404 or "Forbidden" errors.

I even can't find the folder "processwire" or something like that.

In the ZIP-Folder there are only the two folders "site" and "wire".

Maybe "wire" is that what should be "processwire"? If thats the admin folder, there is even no index.* file... (only the config.php)

I'd love to find out this cool-looking cms, please give me an idea where I can find the standard admin file (blablabla-admin....php?).

Thanks :)

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Joss    2,876

HI thomasandman

The admin section is just a page that is called (by default) processwire

So there is no admin folder as such nor is there an admin file as you are thinking of it (like in joomla or wordpress, for instance)

Do ryan's check about the htaccess file above.

Have you gone through the install procedure and did that show any errors?

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Yes, I've all server rights & the htaccess is working

(if I put "blablabla" at the top, the error message is visible).

At the installation the only "errors" are the messages

that I should rename e.g. the folder "site-default" to "site".

So I did. Then some CHMOD messages, which I did as these messages told me.

If there is a page named "processwire", how can I open/start it?

I can't find any php file and have tried the following URLs ("wire" and "site" are the only visible folders in the processwire-folder):

http://mywebsite.com/processwire-folder/wire/

http://mywebsite.com/processwire-folder/site/

http://mywebsite.com/processwire-folder/admin   (which of course doesn't work, since there is no folder or file)

http://mywebsite.com/processwire-folder/processwire   (which of course doesn't.....)

http://mywebsite.com/processwire-folder/wire/admin

http://mywebsite.com/processwire-folder/wire/processwire

http://mywebsite.com/processwire-folder/site/admin

http://mywebsite.com/processwire-folder/site/processwire

and so on...nothing works.

Do you know where in the .htaccess file is set which folders I can manually open via http?

Because it seems that the .htaccess somehow doesn't allow me to open the admin

(If I just knew the right URL :-D  ).

Mh. It was awesome if I could see the admin panel...it's like christmas and I just cannot open the gift :-D

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Thank you so much! It works now perfectly!

Maybe this three lines are helpful for other "newbies" like me (this is what I've done):

1. find the line "# RewriteBase /"

2. delete the "#"

3. Important: put in the whole URL of your processwire-folder without the "http://"

Example for 3.:

- My website was http://www.mywebsite.com

- Have installed processwire in the folder http://mywebsite.com/test/process

- So I've put the following line into the .htaccess file: "  RewriteBase /test/process/  "  (without the annotations, of course)

Again, thank you, nik! :-)

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Joss    2,876

IP Board.

But I have a suspicion someone will try a forum with PW - there is already a discussion module.

Maybe a wiki too? 

Basically, in theory anything can be developed with the system. The problem is with something like a forum, it can take a hell of a lot of time and trouble to maintain, and that is not something to leap into lightly!

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Pete    3,387

Indeed - there are so many things to consider in forum software this complex and a lot of it is unnecessary "fluff". They did trim out a lot of rarely-used features a few versions back but have been steadily adding them in again since.

I'm hoping with their next major version that they strip out a lot of things and make it more modular like... ummm... ProcessWire ;)

Getting back to the idea of building a forum module in ProcessWire there is the discussion module Joss mentions, but when attempting to build forum software you might want to create some custom tables for that when scaling to millions of posts. It's not that you couldn't just throw more server power at it when you get to so many rows of data, it's more that even the posts table for this software has about 30 fields so I would suggest there's a point where that becomes hard to manage. Then there's the additional fields in the topics, users and forums tables, and all told there are something like 60 tables in the software. I've not yet seen forum software that isn't developed by multiple people over many years of work - it's a big undertaking even if you keep things relatively simple.

Maybe the current software is a bit bloated, but it does the job :)

I do have an module for this forum software as well that lets you grab member data, topics etc from the forums so you can validate users against forums as an alternative (or complimentary depending on how it's used) to ProcessWire users which is useful for community sites with a forum but I'm still working on making it as easy as possible to install and set up as well as standardising features before it will get released.

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apeisa    3,543

What kind of forum you need is all based on the needs of the community. My "built in three hours" discussions module runs nicely on www.martat.fi with almost 100 000 posts (most migrated from old system). Only features people there are missing are quotes and simple writer profiles - both things that I will implement there at some point.

But adding 100 000 posts/replies as pages did add little overhead for the site. Especially for some kind of searches (grab a section and find pages under that with full text search). Ryan quickly provided tweaks to core selector engine and the selectors run nicely now.

But if I ever rebuild the Discussion module, I probably make it use own tables instead of using pages. Although it is super nice to query the forum posts with the awesome PW api.

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