So, besides the pre-existing demo store. Where is it outlined in the User’s Guide or elsewhere on how exactly to “preview” the store that you’ve been configuring or at least log-in creating a userid to view the storefront?
I was able to come across the following old thread:
@Craig - After creating a new store in the admin under System->Configurations <change the Base URL<and <add the sub-directory<you are going to add. Then you need to <create sub-folders< as you describe. Then <copy the .htaccess file and the index.php file from one of your existing stores to the new directory<. Edit the index.php file to include the new store key here (the one that you entered under Store Code when you added the store): Mage::run(’store_key’);. If you have cache enabled you need to refresh the cache under system->Cache management. Refresh the store front end and you should see in the footer a select box with the new store.
I hope this helps.
-- but I’m still not getting something here. Seems to me that you’d copy the same set of folders (sub-folders) into this new directory, and just update the index.php w/the appropriate ‘store_key’; but trying that, didn’t work, I was prompted for an install; So, I’m now confused about exactly what should be copied over besides the .htaccess and index.php files - if there are supposed to be sub-folders in this new directory. Does any of that make sense to anyone?