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Setting up a MoreStore can be really, really easy - you can be up and running in minutes.
Here are a few things to consider before you get started.
This is the fun part - once your MoreStore is installed, you can set up the skin, products, and other content.
See below for some common configurations for MoreStores, and basic how-to. Have questions? Ask us!
Go to Configuration > Manage Stores. Select your MoreStore, and you'll see a dropdown menu for Skin. This dropdown is populated by the Skins you have uploaded to your Web/Skins folder. You can use the same skin for your MoreStores, or you can build a custom skin for each MoreStore. Start with a new Responsive Template from the Vortx Library or build your own from scratch.
This is where the MoreStore Magic happens. Go to Configuration > GlobalConfig Parameters. Here, you can determine whether your store's content should be shared with MoreStores, or whether they should be unique.
If you want your MoreStore to have a different 'about us' page than your main store, (which is a topic), then you'll need to enable Topic Filtering. Set AllowTopicFiltering to 'true', and click Refresh Store. Next, go to your topic under Content > Manage Topics. Open up your 'About' topic, and you'll see a new dropdown - Duplicate for Store. Select your MoreStore, and click Submit. Now you have two 'about' topics: one that's used on your Main Store and one that's used for your MoreStore. Changes you make to the MoreStore topic will ONLY show on the MoreStore. Neat, right?
You can do the same thing with the 'contact' topic - which displays in the header of the contact form. Here's a real-life example:
These two stores are running on the same instance of AspDotNetStorefront. They're using different Skins, and TopicFiltering is enabled. So our contact page headers vary from one store to the next, like so:
Back on the GlobalConfig Parameters page in admin, you'll find a configuration option for AllowProductFiltering.
When AllowProductFiltering is set to false, all products will be available on all stores.
When AllowProductFiltering is set to true, you can decide which products appear on which stores. This opens up a new "Store Mapping" tab on the product pages in your admin console, with a checkbox for each store, so you can determine where the product is available. This works exactly the same way for entities (Categories, Manufacturers, Distributors), using the AllowEntityFiltering GlobalConfig Parameter.
Product Prices: once your price is set for your main store, if you share your products with your MoreStores, they'll all have the same base price. If you're using a MoreStore for a wholesale site - you might use Customer Levels to apply discounts. Or, you can try this marketplace add-on which lets you adjust the base price on a per-store basis.