I have a requirement like this:
"Single backend admin site. Front end shows a main eCommerce website from which another website should open based on Product Category selection. I mean there will be one site. If one user selects a Product Category named "Men" then the user should go to another website called "menshopping.com" or some other domain name."
At present i have created two websites in magento 2.1.3 admin panel. One website url is called "womenshops.local". This is the main website. so admin url will become "womenshops.local/admin_test". Then i have created another website with url "menshops.local" having separate store and store view.
I am able to load these two domains separately. womenshops.local has a root category of "women" and menshops.local has a root category of "men". Therefore each websites shows different top level menu.
Now my issue is I don't know how to connect these two websites together and share customer and cart details between these websites. I had searched so many blogs and tried some solutions. But nothing worked.
My Magento root .htaccess file change:
SetEnvIf Host .*womenshops.local.* MAGE_RUN_CODE=base
SetEnvIf Host .*womenshops.local.* MAGE_RUN_TYPE=website
SetEnvIf Host .*menshops.local.* MAGE_RUN_CODE=men_site
SetEnvIf Host .*menshops.local.* MAGE_RUN_TYPE=website
I hope someone can point me in the right direction with this issue.