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OpenCart 1.5.x. How to set up and manage multiple stores

Adding multi-stores to your OpenCart site allows you to manage multiple stores from one admin interface. It gives you the following advantages:

  • You can select different themes for each store
  • Choose what products you want to appear on each store 
  • Using a different default language, currency and tax class for each store
  • Set different prices for each store
  • Setup a default customer group for each store.

In order to add a Multi-Store to your site:

  1. Fist off you need to create a subdomain in your hosting control Panel. Login to the cPanel of your and look for a button called “Addon Domain”. It may come under a different name depending on your hosting. Please, contact your hosting company if you are having a hard time to locate the button.
  2. On the “Create a Subdomain” page  you need to specify (again, the options below may differ depending on what your hosting company services you are using):
    • New Domain Name – here you need to enter the addon domain (the one  you want your second store on). Usually, if the both domains under one server, you should create a new folder for the subdomain, under Subdomain. For example, if the default store had been installed under "public_html/opencart", the new subdomain (opencart2) should be created under "public_html/opencart". 
    • Subdomain/FTP Username and Document Root – these fields will be autofilled once you have entered the new domain name. You need to edit the Document Root field to make it show “public_html” without quotation marks.
    • Password/Password (Again) fields – some cPanels may have an option called “password generator” to create a recommended password.
  3. Click “Add Domain”. If all the fields above were filled in correctly, here you are going to see a notification on the successful domain creation.
  4. To make the new store visible at the new subdomain you just added, you will need to add the new store the administration side of OpenCart as well. Log into the admin panel of  your OpenCart store. Go to the menu System > Settings and click Insert.
  5. Under the “General” tab you need to fill the following tabs following the instructions provided with them.
  6. You will need to proceed to filling information from the other tabs: Store, Local, Option, Image, and Server. In these sections you can add a new template, logo, currency, language, and layout.
  7. Click "Save" when you are done. The default store will be replaced by the new store in that subdomain’s store front.

Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below:

OpenCart. How to set up and manage multiple stores

OpenCart 1.5.x. How to set up and manage multiple stores, 3.0 out of 5 based on 2 ratings
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    OpenCart is a turn-key ready “out of the box” shopping cart solution. You simply install, select your template, add products and your ready to start accepting orders. It has order management and multiple payment gateways already built in and we provide lifetime free support and free software updates.

  • http://twitter.com/dmedina_ve Dacio Medina

    I think you may even have a wordpress install at the main domain and several opencart in subdomains, in such way you can point from wordpress to each store.

  • http://www.looogo-web.com/ Anwar Hossain

    thank you