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Community Member, 18 Posts

30 May 2009 at 3:26am

I posted about this a few months ago but am now having the same problem again. My hosting control panel is accessed at /admin and so I can't access the silverstripe admin. I fixed this by edited /cms/_config.php in the Director:addRules function by changing it to siteadmin.
I have now updated my site to 2.3.1 and this no longer works. Can anyone help me with what to change to get this working?



Community Member, 47 Posts

2 June 2009 at 8:00pm

Hi Android08,

did you change your .htaccess?

Best regards,



Community Member, 18 Posts

2 June 2009 at 8:38pm

No. it should be just the same as it was when I installed silverstripe.


Community Member, 18 Posts

17 June 2009 at 12:52am

Is it possible that this can be changed? I can't do anything with my site because I can't access the admin pages.


Community Member, 42 Posts

22 July 2009 at 6:44pm

I have the same problem. Any updates?

Changing the string in cms/_config.php doesn't do anything with 2.3.2


Community Member, 470 Posts

26 August 2009 at 11:50am

I've also run across this problem with a new client site.

I found this in the forums, but it's very old. -

I know you can temporarily access it by going to but the 'site content' link who update.

Has there been any changes or a more official method to pull this off? I'd rather not hack the core, to make upgrades more seamless.


Community Member, 712 Posts

26 August 2009 at 1:51pm

At the moment you can't. See this ticket:

Ingo indicated it will be in place for 2.4 :-)


Community Member, 470 Posts

26 August 2009 at 1:55pm

Sounds good.

Luckily for me, this client site is pretty static and I'll be the only one running updates, so I can just use /cmsmain for now.

Thanks for the heads up.

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