I have set up a view that has different settings that we want to use for our own purposes but we dont want customers to see it.

I have removed the store switcher control from the template. How can we manually switch store views ourselves without having the control there?

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Add this part to your URL:


For example, here the current store view is en, and the previous view was fr.


Go to this URL: http://yoursite.com/stores/store/switch/?___store=yourviewcode. This manually switches the store view.

  • I cant get this to work, it just directs me back to root url without switching the view
    – Guerrilla
    Commented Sep 7, 2017 at 23:29
  • It works in my 2.1.8 installation. The answer from mehdi didn't work for me but apparently it did for you. weird... Commented Sep 7, 2017 at 23:47
  • strange, I am using 2.1.8 also
    – Guerrilla
    Commented Sep 7, 2017 at 23:49

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