Am using magento 220.127.116.11. I want to create seperate website at backend, have same theme for both websites but only menu category should be different. Someone kindly suggest a solution to this scenario. Also kindly guide me how to give url in localhost.
You can create different websites following the link that lloiacono provided.
For creating different menu for both the websites you can create it this way.
- Add all the categories of both the websites in the backend.
- Now select any one store view from 'Choose Store View' at the top of categories list.
- Select All the categories one by one that don't come under that store view(website) and make it inactive by selecting 'Is Active' to 'No'.
- Now repeat the same action for the other store view i.e select the other store view and go to all the categories that don't fall under it and make them inactive.
Once you have completed this you can go to the front end and check.
You can put your menu into a cms block, and then you can create different versions of your cms block and assign each version to the corresponding store.
To set up the stores you need to go to
, there are many tutorials explaining how to do this, for ie: https://www.properhost.com/support/kb/30/How-To-Setup-Magento-With-Multiple-Stores-And-Domains
To set the different urls you need to do this in
system -> configuration -> web
: there you have the option to set the secure and unsecure url, and you can do this per website and store view, there is a drop down to switch "Current Configuration Scope:. So you just need to set the correct website or store view and set the url for each one.