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Substores (Multistore)

As the name suggests, Substores allow you to create sub/child stores within your store. Your customers can switch between Substores to browse products that belong to the selected Substores. You can assign products, slides, and banners to a particular Substores. You can create Substores based on location e.g. you can define one store for each of the city or area that you are catering. You can also create different Substores for different categories of product. You can use Substores functionality for myriads of different use cases. 

Enabling Substores functionality

You can enable Substores functionality from StoreHippo admin console using Settings > Misc section in StoreHippo admin panel.  Select the Enable Multistore checkbox to enable the multistore functionality. 
Here you can also choose the default Substores that you want to show on your site.

 

Create Substores

You can create Substores using Settings > Substores section in StoreHippo Admin Panel. Click on Add New button and enter the following fields in the form.

Name

Enter the name of the Substore here. This name will be the display name of the substore on the storefront.

Alias

Alias is created automatically from the name of the substore. Alias is unique for each Substores

Image

Click on Choose file and upload the image for your substore here.

Sort Order

Enter the sort order for your substore in which they will appear on the storefront.

Link products with Substores

After creating Substores, you need to assign products to Substores. Once you enable the Substores functionality, the Substores field appears in different entities including products. To specify Substores in a product, go to Products in StoreHippo Admin Panel and edit a product to specify the value for the Substores field.

Below is the list of sections in which you can assign the records to Substores.

  • Categories

  • Brands

  • Collections

  • Banners

  • Slides

If you want to show the records having no Substores selected under all Substores or hide under all Substores you can choose this from Settings > MISC  > Records With Blank Substores.

Choose Substores as Substores window

You can create startup controller using Site > Startup Controllers section in StoreHippo Admin Panel. Here you can add a startup_controller with the code given below.

function ($scope, $rootScope, $timeout) {
     if ($rootScope.ms.user && !$rootScope.ms.user.store)
     $rootScope.ms.modal("ms.multistore");
}

Using Substores in themes

There is support for Substores in most of StoreHippo themes. But in case if your theme doesn't have support for this you can enable it in a simple step.

Go to Design panel in StoreHippo Admin Panel. Edit HTML  > Header and add the following HTML.

<div ms-widget="ms.multistore"></div> 


Example 

How to create multiple stores within a store?

As the name suggests, Substores allow you to create sub/child stores within your store. Your customers can switch between Substores to browse products that belong to the selected Substores. You can assign products, slides, and banners to a particular Substores. You can create Substores based on location e.g. you can define one store for each of the city or area that you are catering. You can also create different Substores for different categories of product. You can use Substores functionality for myriads of different use cases. 

Enabling Substores functionality

You can enable Substores functionality from StoreHippo admin console using Settings > Misc section in StoreHippo admin panel.  Select the Enable Multistore checkbox to enable the multistore functionality. 
Here you can also choose the default Substores that you want to show on your site.

 

Create Substores

You can create Substores using Settings > Substores section in StoreHippo Admin Panel. Click on Add New button and enter the following fields in the form.

Name

Enter the name of the Substore here. This name will be the display name of the substore on the storefront.

Alias

Alias is created automatically from the name of the substore. Alias is unique for each Substores

Image

Click on Choose file and upload the image for your substore here.

Sort Order

Enter the sort order for your substore in which they will appear on the storefront.

Link products with Substores

After creating Substores, you need to assign products to Substores. Once you enable the Substores functionality, the Substores field appears in different entities including products. To specify Substores in a product, go to Products in StoreHippo Admin Panel and edit a product to specify the value for the Substores field.

Below is the list of sections in which you can assign the records to Substores.

  • Categories

  • Brands

  • Collections

  • Banners

  • Slides

If you want to show the records having no Substores selected under all Substores or hide under all Substores you can choose this from Settings > MISC  > Records With Blank Substores.

Choose Substores as Substores window

You can create startup controller using Site > Startup Controllers section in StoreHippo Admin Panel. Here you can add a startup_controller with the code given below.

function ($scope, $rootScope, $timeout) {
     if ($rootScope.ms.user && !$rootScope.ms.user.store)
     $rootScope.ms.modal("ms.multistore");
}

Using Substores in themes

There is support for Substores in most of StoreHippo themes. But in case if your theme doesn't have support for this you can enable it in a simple step.

Go to Design panel in StoreHippo Admin Panel. Edit HTML  > Header and add the following HTML.

<div ms-widget="ms.multistore"></div> 


Example 

How to create multiple stores within a store?