I'm new to magento and i have a store contains 2 store views. I want to use the default theme (RWD) for both store views. But each store have its own layout and alignment. So i need 2 copies from (RWD)theme for each store view. I tried to make a copy of the (RWD) CSS file but didn't know where to locate it.

so how to make this copy and point each store to the correct theme?

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You Don't need to give two theme for each store view or store level.

At global scope you can set default theme, and store level you can check the use Website and Website level you check the Global scope checkbox check your job is done.

Now global scope value renders always and magento always pick the global scope values only.

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  • Thanks for the answer. But that makes the 2 store view pointing to the same RWD theme. I need each store to have its own theme files.(RWD for both stores but different files so i can create different style and layout for each store)
    – bod
    Nov 10, 2016 at 13:04
  • ok for current package name you can set at global leval and other thing you can store at your store level Nov 10, 2016 at 13:10
  • @bod You got your solution or not Nov 11, 2016 at 4:32

Just need to update configuration settings:

Inside System->Configuration->General->Design->Theme

Set same values for each store view.

Added :

As you said need different files for each stores also. So you can do this way:

  1. Create copy of theme folders inside design & skin folders. Ex. rwd_store1 & rwd_store2
  2. Now follow the same way set those themes as per store in configuration.

Feel free to upvote if helped. :)

  • Thanks for your answer.i need the same theme for both stores .But not the same theme files.(lets say there is a component in store A and i give it align to right,i don't want the same component at store B also align to right)
    – bod
    Nov 10, 2016 at 13:07
  • Please check updated answer. Nov 12, 2016 at 4:14

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