I’ve been implementing a new website using the WP.osC framework (based on osCommerce) and ran into a problem of not being able to login to the admin panel.  It would simply redirect back to the admin login page.  This typically occurred when I would change the URL to the store website.

Quite a few people had the problem but one person (Dan O’Brien from Cornwall, England) provided the solution that worked for me.

  1. Edit catalog/admin/includes/application_top.php
  2. Comment out the block of code below the comment that says:
    // redirect to login page if administrator is not yet logged in
  3. Log in to the admin panel
  4. Click on the Administrators link.
  5. Edit the administrator in question.
  6. Change the password.
  7. Uncomment out the block of code previously commented out.

Thank you Dan O’Brien!