This error has been eating my head since 2 days! I have searched the entire internet!

I have a Magento store ( with 1 website, 1 store and 2 storeviews.
First store view code is my_uk_en
Second store view code is my_uk_ru

Everything works fine until I rename (change) the StoreView to something else.
I renamed the storeview code to my_cz_en, and frontend gives 404 error.

I have checked my index.php and .htaccess files, there is no store called explicitly.

I tried running the new store forecefully by using the following in index.php

$mageRunCode = "my_cz_en";
$mageRunType = "store";
Mage::run($mageRunCode, $mageRunType);

But still same 404! I also ran a search on my entire database with the old storeview code (my_uk_en) and there was no matches.

The storeview is assigned to a CMS homepage as well. The setting Add Store Code to URL is disabled.

Reindex Done. Cache Disabled

Inspite of all these I don't understand why I am getting 404 error.

1 Answer 1


I actually had the same problem a few days ago. Make sure that:

  1. You cleared the cache (as always). :)
  2. You have no place in your entire code base which does something like Mage::app()->getStore('my_uk_en'). If you have the old store code somewhere in your code base and try to instantiate a store instance with it, it will give you a 404 page (which is a pretty weird behaviour, but that is the way it is)! To find the place where you still use it, you may use somethink like grep -Ri 'my_uk_en' from the command line.
  • Yeeha! I ran a full search on entire code base. There was a phtml file which had Mage::app()->getStore('my_uk_en') . I renamed it and it worked! Thanks man!!
    – Hashid
    Commented Aug 5, 2014 at 6:42
  • You are welcome. Although I always wonder why people accept, but do not upvote answers ;)
    – Simon
    Commented Aug 5, 2014 at 6:47
  • Simon, I don't have the rep to be able to upvote. If you can upvote my other questions/answers, I will get more rep and I will be able to upvote yours.
    – Hashid
    Commented Aug 5, 2014 at 6:49
  • Ahhh cheers, mate, I did not know this!
    – Simon
    Commented Aug 5, 2014 at 6:49

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