Each online store based on Magento has a hierarchy, which consists of: global view, website, store and store view defining its functioning. In addition, one instance of Magento can have multiple sites, and each site can have multiple stores and store views. This short article will help you define which hierarchy level, e.g. payment, shipping or currency is at.
In this article you will learn:
- What are the differences in individual elements of the hierarchy (global, websites, stores, store views)
- What are the advantages of many stores (multistore)
- How to create a new website, store and store view in the Magento system
Below is an example of how to modify the Magento hierarchy. With the Magento (global) platform, you can define two different websites. Suppose one of them is a clothing store (website 1) and the other is a toy store (website 2). In addition, each of these stores can use different root catalogues and have different store views, for example the view in the British version and the view in the English version.