I have detailed instructions for a Magento 1.7+ Multiple Store setup. These instructions were originally posted in the “Answers” section of this MagentoCommerce site, but it would appear that section no longer exists. You can search for them but can’t get to the postings in the “Answer” section. So, I have created this post.
Here is the an updated link to my Shared Evernote note with the setup instructions ...
I have also attached a PDF version you can download.
Keep in mind that the instructions are for Magento 1.7 and I have not been able to fully test with a 1.8 multiple store install. If anyone can add to this topic, please do so.
I have live working examples of a multi-store setup using the instructions I have provided ...