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How do I use the multi-shop/multistore feature in JooCart?

FIRST METHOD
1. Install JooCart as usual How to install JooCart . It will be used as default JooCart store. It's admin panel will be used to control all of your new stores.
2.You can use multi-store feature with JooCart as same as opencart(see more here http://docs.opencart.com/administration/multi-store/). So at first login to your hosting cpanel to create a subdomain or addon domain.
2. Create your new subdomain or addon domain . In the document root directory , link the subdomain or addon domain to the path where JooCart or Joomla! (i.e public_html) was installed to.You can install more sub domains or addon domains by following this same procedure
3. Create your new stores from default JooCart Admin Panel Left side menu: System->Settings by pressing Insert button. You need to fill information in General,Store,Local,Option,Image and Server tabs. Store url should be newly created subdomain's or addon domain's url.
4. Now products, product categories, page layouts etc can be edited and customized for each store from JooCart admin panel. You can individually select which products are available for each store in the link tabs when editing or creating a product.

SECOND METHOD
If you want to use different Joomla templates, Joomla settings, Joomla modules etc for each store then follow the below instructions
For multistore you must use one master installation(for admin panel),and several client installation
You should put all the products for all store in master installation admin panel.
For Client/second store installation, you should not use admin panel.Only frontend will be used.
Master/Main Store Installation:
Follow the installation process described in How to install JooCart . It will be used as default JooCart store. It's admin panel will be used to control all of your new stores.
Client/Second Store Installation
1.Install pkg_joocart.zip file using Joomla Menu Extensions->Install/Uninstall
2.Go to JooCart admin panel,Find a button named "Parameters"(in Joomla 1.5.x) or "Options"(in Joomla 1.6.x-3.x) at the top-right or top-left corner.Click on it(in Joomla >=1.6.x See in Preferences Tab).
Set No for "Use Joomla Database".
Put values for MAIN HTTP_SERVER URL, Database Username ,Database Password ,Host ,Database Name ,Database Tables Prefix of Master Installation.
3.No need to use admin panel of JooCart in this client/second store.
4. Create your new stores from default JooCart Admin Panel Left side menu: System->Settings by pressing Insert button. You need to fill information in General,Store,Local,Option,Image and Server tabs. Store url should be newly created subdomain's or addon domain's url.
5. Now products, product categories, page layouts etc can be edited and customized for each store from JooCart admin panel. You can individually select which products are available for each store in the link tabs when editing or creating a product.

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