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Multiple Magento Stores on the Same Server

Posted on May 21st, 2013 | Posted by admin

In this tutorial we will be discussing how to set up multiple Magento stores on the same dedicated server. In this example I will be setting up 2 stores, one main store (TV Mania) and one sub-store (Macs R Us), both of these have been completely made up!

Create Root Category

Firstly we will need to create hosting accounts for each of the stores on the server and install Magento onto the main/parent account (TV Mania). Once we have installed Magento and have full access to the admin area we’ll need to create a new root category for our sub store (Macs R Us) to use.

We can do this by going to Catalog > Manage Categories and clicking Add New Root Category on the left. This will load the normal Magento category fields, in this example we will input the following and save the root category:

Multiple Base Prices in Magento: Updated

Posted on April 2nd, 2013 | Posted by admin

It is possible to have multiple base prices in Magento but you need to set up different websites:

Step 1. In Magento product price scope can be kept either global or per website, so you can have only one base price currency for a website. To set the Catalog Price Scope to website log into the Admin and go to System – > Configuration -> Catalog -> Price

Step 2. Set up multiple websites in Configuration > Manage Stores (you will need to creat a website/view and store for your new shop)

Step 3. Set the pricing for each one in Configuration > {switch store} > Currency Set up

Step 4. Update the domains for each one in Configuration > {switch store} > Web

Step 5. Update prices for each product by first going to the Website section for each product and tick the new shop it should also appear in and copy data from the ‘default values’. Press save and continue. Change the store view to your new website and enter the new price.

Adding multiple products to the cart simultaneously in Magento

Posted on November 24th, 2012 | Posted by admin

A while ago I wrote about adding multiple products to the shopping cart simultaneously. It turns out this seems to have stopped working from Magento 1.4 or so. Up until now, I’ve not really had the time to look in detail to figure out why. Finally, this evening, I got some time. So I dug deeper.

It turns out there seems to have been some changes in the way models persist their data, and unsetting and unloading/resetting them didn’t seem to cut it any more. Anyway, below is a fixed version of the previous post. Tested on and

This is a replacement for the file app/code/local/BTS/AddMultipleProducts/controllers/AddController.php;

Multiple configurable products with options on one page in Magento

Posted on January 18th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Displaying configurable products with options on one page can be problem because Javascript in Magento is setup to work only with one configurable product.
You can write your own Javascript or U can reuse Magento code.

To accomplish that we need to modify product Javascript (js/varien/product.js) and configurable (catalog\product\view\type\options\configurable.phtml) select element template.

In configurable.phtml call our new JS class (we will create that class later in article) and add product id to configurable select element class.

How To Setup & Manage Multiple Stores In Magento Commerce

Posted on July 14th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Gone are the days when you have to setup separate E-commerce scripts to manage & run multiple online stores. Magento makes new store creation extremely easy for the store owners so that they can have as many stores as they like still maintaining one backend (admin panel). If you are new to Magento then this tutorial will require you to read the instructions very carefully. You can create multiple stores with other E-commerce software as well i.e. osCommerce, X-Cart, Zen Cart or Miva but to have multiple stores you need to add few plugins, addons and invest in hiring a full time programmer which is painful. A single Magento installation will be enough to run multiple stores having different domain names, different IP’s and different Security certificate. You can optionally setup single checkout for each store as well.

Choose Your Preferred URL Structure

Choosing a URL structure for your individual store is your own personal choice. You can install two different stores on same domain name under different directories ie. & You can also use single Magento installation to host two or more stores each sharing same Magento backend but pointing to different domain names as well i.e. & Similarly you can setup more than one Magento powered stores in sub-domains i.e. &

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