Tutorial - multi-store creation

This tutorial is to show you how to create a site with multiple store fronts. In addition, we will configure this site to supports 2 languages (English and French) and 2 currencies (USD and CAD).



Part 1 - Setting up the main site and the 2 sub-sites.

Step 1

Go to menu Administration and choose Site.

Step 2 - Creates a new site

Clicks New to create a new site.

Enters the following information and clicks Save.


Site id Enter 'demosite'.
Description Enter 'Demo site' as the description.
Active Make sure this is checked.

During the creation of this site, a default sub-site, 'localhost', is automatically created. This sub-site is created with English as the language and USD as the currency.

If you simply want to create a single sub-site configuration, you are basically done here. To access the site, simply clicks on the sub-site that was just created.

Clicks Sub-site URL and it will takes you to the new site that was just created.

Enters the following information and clicks Save


Sub-site Description Enter 'My phone store' as the sub-site description

Step 3 - Creates another sub-site

If you have moved on to the sub-site that was just created, clicks Site Maintenance to go back to the previous screen.

Clicks Option and selects Add sub-site.

Enters the following information and clicks Save


Sub-site Description Enter 'My apparel store' as the sub-site description
Site Public Domain Name Enter 'localhost'. This is assuming you are testing on your local window machine. If you have a domain name already setup to the machine you have JadaSite installed on, please enter it here.
Site Public URI Prefix Enters apparel
Site Public Port Number (default to 80) Enter '8080' if you are using Tomcat as the application server.
Enable SSL secure connection Check this option.
Active Make sure this option is checked.



Part 2 - Setting up language pack.

Step 1

Go to menu Administration and choose Language.

Step 2 - Creates a new language

Clicks New to create a new language pack.

Enter the following information and clicks Save.


Language Name Enter 'French' to create a language pack in French. You can use a different name if you are creating it in another language.
Locale Choose French (France) from the drop down. Feel free to use another one if you are creating for another language.
Google Translate Language

If you are planning to use Google translate to help you to create your site in different language, please pick a language here. We will setup this site to make sure of Google translate feature. So, please choose French from the drop down.

Once you have saved it, you will see a list of text that is used by JadaSite.

Clicks Translate to to use Google translate to convert the English text into French. The result is not going to be 100% precise and some manual adjustment is required. Clicks Save when done.



Part 3 - Configuring languages and currencies for the site

Step 1

Go to menu and choose Home.

Switch to demosite by selecting the dropdown under Switch to another site on the home page.

Step 2

Go to menu Administration and choose Site profile class.

Clicks New.

Enter the following information and clicks Save.


Site profile Class Name Enter 'French' to create a French profile for demosite.
Site profile Class Native Name Enter 'Français'.
Language Select language pack 'French' from the drop down.

Step 3

Go to menu Administration and choose Site currency class.

Clicks New.

Enter the following information and clicks Save.


Site currency Class Name Enter 'CAD' to create a Canadian currency for demosite.
Locale Select English (Canada) from the dropdown. This is for formatting the currency.
Currency Select CAD from the drop down.

Step 4

Go to menu Administration and choose Sites.

Clicks Search to look for the site that you just created.

Clicks demosite.

Selects sub-site My phone store.

Clicks Option -> Add besides Profile.

Enter the following information under section profile and clicks Save.


Profile Selects 'French' from the drop down list.
Sequence Enter 1 as the sequence.
Active Make sure this option is checked.

Clicks Option -> Add besides Currency.

Enter the following information under section currency and clicks Save.


Currency Selects 'CAD' from the drop down list.
Sequence Enter 1 as the sequence.
Exchange Enter 1.1 as the exchange rate relative to the base currency. This value will be used to dynamically convert currency into CAD dollars.
Cash Payment Check this option to allow you to check-out product without having to setup any payment gateway.
Active Make sure this option is checked.





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