Welcome to your newly purchased eDirectory website! You've taken an important step in establishing your online presence, and we're here to guide you through the process of logging in as a site manager. As a site manager, you'll have the power to customize and oversee your website's content and functionality.

To get started, you will need to access the staging link provided to you upon purchase. This staging link is a temporary way to access your site, and it will be replaced with your custom domain when you're ready. Let's dive into the steps to log in as a site manager.

Step 1: Access the Staging Link

Upon purchase, you will receive an email that contains a staging link for your website. The staging link will have the following pattern: en-xxxxxxx.edirectorycloud.com, where the 'x' characters is a unique identifier that may consist of letters and numbers specific to your site. This link will grant you access to your site for management purposes.

Step 2: Open Your Staging Link

Open your preferred web browser and enter the staging link you received in your email. It will look something like this: en-xxxxxxx.edirectorycloud.com. Hit 'Enter' to navigate to your staging site.

Step 3: Add '/sitemgr' to the URL

After opening the staging link in your browser, proceed to the address bar in your browser. Here, add the extension /sitemgr to the end of your site link. The URL should now appear as follows: en-xxxxxxx.edirectorycloud.com/sitemgr.

Step 4: Log In as a Site Manager

Upon entering the modified URL, a page designed for site manager log in will be displayed. Here, you will need to enter your login credentials, which were provided to you in the email. These credentials typically consist of an email and a password.

Please note the following important details:

Note 1: The staging link is temporary and can be used to access your site. When you're ready, you can request a domain change from our support team by sending an email to support@edirectory.com. This will allow you to use a custom domain for your website. Additionally, you can check our article about domain change: Domain Change: How can I proceed to change my domain?

Note 2: Our login system is case-sensitive, which means it distinguishes between lowercase and capital letters. When entering your login information, ensure that you type your password exactly as it was provided to you.

Note 3: As a site manager, you cannot log in on the front end of the site by clicking on the "Sign in" option, as this is intended for your clients. If you attempt to log in with your site manager account through this option, you will encounter an error message. Follow the steps outlined in this article to log in as a site manager correctly.

Congratulations! You have successfully logged in as a site manager and can now begin customizing and managing your eDirectory website. If you have any questions or encounter any issues during this process, feel free to reach out to our support team for assistance. We're here to help you make the most of your eDirectory website.