I created a store formatted already how I want everything to look.

Then I went to AdminPanel-->System-->ManageStores and I created a Website, Store, and Store View

When I visit the secondary website all the CSS/formatting returns to default Magento settings. Is there a way I can carry over all the css from our main website?

If you have any questions or need clarification please let me know.

What I've tried so far is:

Admin Panel --> System --> Configuration

Change the Current Configuration Scope: to my secondary store

For GENERAL-->Web under Secure and Unsecure

I unchecked "Use Default" for the following,

Base Skin URL: http://firstwebsite.com/skin/
Base Media URL: http://firstwebsite.com/media/
Base JavaScript URL: http://firstwebsite.com/js/

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why would you want to do that as the CSS is on the server so as long as you have assigned the theme in

System -> Configuration -> Design

Select your new store from the Current Configuration Select drop down and you can assign you css and images / layouts and templates here per store

  • We don't have a theme for our Main Website just css/js/media files. The reason we want to share store layout is because a lot of the same products are being sold/carried over but more of a limited selection for the secondary store Jan 16, 2017 at 21:18
  • For example even our Company logo isn't displaying because for the secondary website it doesn't know where to look for media images Jan 16, 2017 at 21:22
  • Yes if you do what i said in my answer it will display the same images/css and layouts on site 2 as it does on site 1 Jan 16, 2017 at 21:22
  • under Design-->Themes in Skin I unchecked "Use Default" then put firstwebsite.com/skin and saved but nothing changed is this what you meant? Jan 16, 2017 at 21:32
  • no you have to put theme folder in it those fields Jan 16, 2017 at 21:32

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