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Is there currently support for ‘unlimited’ themes? 
 
jawshchevyvan
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The basic gist of the situation is that there are two distinct web-sites (which share common items between them):

Website A -
Has one basic theme.

Website B-
Has two themes depending on the store that the user is in.

Is it possible on one install to have a setup such as:

/app/code/design/frontend/websiteA/default

/app/code/design/frontend/default/websiteB1/

/app/code/design/frontend/default/websiteB2/

where shared layout stuff (for websiteB in general) would reside in:

/app/code/design/frontend/default/default

I heard that Magento was purported to support unlimited themes though upon reading in the documentation that

“You can save as many themes into your interface directory as you’d like, but at the time of writing, your store can only handle loading the theme called ‘default’ and one additional theme of your choice to your store. (Note:Capacity to load unlimited number of themes will become available in the coming releases.) “

Is this applicable to websites too?  This isn’t entirely necesary, though it would be nice to not have to install the whole Magento package again for the other website.  Going to keep plugging along though, and maybe eventually I’ll get to the point where I answer my own question. 

Any feedback about ACTUALLY getting such a set-up would be awesome.

 
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Moshe
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Actually amount of themes is unlimited.

The limitation mentioned is only for the fallback hierarchy.

Currently there can be only 3 levels of fallbacks within the same interface (Package):

1. Theme in Admin > Configuration > Design > Themes > Layout / Templates / Skin
2. Theme in Admin > Configuration > Design > Themes > Default
3. Theme called ‘default’

The fallback means that only custom files need to be present in the theme.
If files are missing Magento will look for the file with the same path and filename in fallback theme.

Hope this clarifies the issue.

 
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jawshchevyvan
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Well thanks for that prompt and helpful response.

 
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