I need to add additional fields in the website, store and store view, including - store type, store pictures, contact number, store hours, store longitude, and latitude. The Store type will be a drop down list to allow people to choose the type etc. Could someone provide detailed steps for how to make this change?

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You can see here an explanation on how to add an extra field when editing a store view. You can do the same for websites and stores.
It involves adding a new column to the store view table and rewriting the admin block so you can add the field.
But I recommend you not to do that.
At least for websites and store views you can use the system->configuration section to add your fields. Alan Storm explains it here nicely how it works and how you can add your configurations and how you can read the values from config.

  • Thanks Marius for your answer, could you advise how to add additional fields in system->configuration section? do I need to make code change as Alan Storm explained or it can be done by just simple config on the system->configuration admin GUI?
    – healthxp
    May 27, 2015 at 12:45
  • You need to create your own extension that contains a system.xml file where you define the fields for your configuration settings. Look in Alan's blog post for things related to system.xml. Adding fields in your system.xml will make them display in the system->configuration section
    – Marius
    May 27, 2015 at 12:55
  • Thanks Marius for quick response, I also want the new fields to be returned in the store list and store info API call, how can I make it happen? magentocommerce.com/api/soap/miscellaneous/store.list.html magentocommerce.com/api/soap/miscellaneous/store.info.html
    – healthxp
    May 27, 2015 at 17:41
  • that's a different story. It's kind of a long answer. Here is an example on how you can extend the api response magento.stackexchange.com/a/1331/146
    – Marius
    May 27, 2015 at 20:14
  • question for creating new extension to support the additional fields for website/store, do we need to make any db table change?
    – healthxp
    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:44

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