Startup guide

Now that you have Shopware 6 up and running, what can you do with it?

User Interfaces

From an outside view, how can you make Shopware 6 do stuff?

Web Access

At first you might want to take a glance at the new Shopware 6 through your browser. There is a customer frontend (the Storefront) you can access through your host directly:

Storefront: http://your_host_setting/

And there is an administration overview that you can access by adding /admin to your host.

Administration: http://your_host_setting/admin

The default user and password are admin and shopware.

Console Access

The next user interface you should try is the command line interface. Here we have two different modes of access. Either console or psh.phar. Just open a terminal and change your directory to the path you installed Shopware 6 to.


PSH-Scripts live outside the application and add a convenience layer to many maintenance tasks.

To get a full list of all supported commands execute:

> ./psh.phar

This will print a list of all actions with descriptions. Please note that some actions are context dependent. For example the docker actions are only working if you use the docker setup.

All default actions can be triggered by just providing the name of the action. So if you want to reinstall Shopware 6 just type:

> ./psh.phar install

Or if you want to rebuild the administration specifically just type:

> ./psh.phar administration:build

As a default PSH-Scripts do not need additional arguments to work - so the action name is always sufficient.

Symfony Console

The next interface is the console. This represents maintenance tasks of the various functions of Shopware 6. To get started execute:

> bin/console

This prints a list of all available commands. All commands of Shopware 6 are of the format namespace:action and require various parameters or options.

Executing a single command looks like this:

bin/console foo:bar

To get help information about required and optional parameters, you can always suffix your call with --help to get a full list of supported commands.

The sources

Now that you have a idea how to execute the various Shopware 6 stacks, we will briefly point you to the sources directories. But keep in mind that there are entire documents describing the directory structure of Shopware 6.

BackendThe symfony stack of the core applicationplatform/src/Core
StorefrontThe symfony stack of the storefrontplatform/src/Storefront
Storefront templateThe template for the storefrontplatform/src/Storefront/Resources
AdministrationThe symfony stack of the administrationplatform/src/Administration/
Administration applicationThe Vue.js administrationplatform/src/Administration/Resources/app/administration

Default Login Credentials

Although these credentials are far from hardcoded and may of course vary for production installations, these are the defaults created during installation of the dev system.


And now?

Look around! Add products, trigger orders, register customers and use Shopware 6. Maybe you want to add debug statements to some sources to get a deeper insight and if you are ready to learn more hop over to the Developer guide.