Magento announced in September that software support of Magento version 1 will end in June 2020. After that date, Magento will not be providing software security patches to ensure sites remain secure and compliant.
June 2020 may seem far off, but now is the time to start planning for your migration to Magento 2. Magento continues to be the most popular and widely used eCommerce platform. And with Adobe's acquisition of Magento Commerce, you can be sure it will remain a favorite with merchants for years to come.
Reasons to migrate to Magento 2
- Improved performance; built-in Redis and Varnish caching support can increase speed 4-10x
- Fully responsive and touch friendly for superior user experience
- Simpler and faster checkout
- New, improved backend admin panel with customizable grids with different views
- Enhanced B2B functionality available
- HTML5, CCS3, RequireJS, CSS pre-processing via LESS make your pages more modern
- Minicart out of the box
Special Offer To Migrate Soon
Any client ordering a migration by the end of October will receive their choice of TWO (2) of our Acctivate or B2B utilities as a bonus. Any client ordering a migration by November 30 will receive their choice of ONE (1) of our Acctivate or B2B utilities as a bonus.
How much does a Magento 1 to Magento 2 migration cost?
Unfortunately, there is a pretty significant financial investment to transition from Magento 1 to Magento 2. How much depends on if you want a new design, how many extensions or custom modules are involved, and how well the M1 site was developed originally. Our experience has been that a Magento migration from version 1 to version 2 costs 50-75% of the original Magento build.
What can be copied from Magento 1 to Magento 2?
- The data. We use a 3rd party professional migration tool that safely migrates and updates the M1 data to your new site without downtime on your live site.
What can be partially copied from Magento 1 to Magento 2?
- Custom features built into your theme and custom modules. We can copy the idea and much of the code logic. There are many differences to M2’s code structure, so custom code still has to be completely reformatted.
What can NOT be copied from Magento 1 to Magento 2?
- 3rd party extensions. These are very different from M1 to M2. 3rd party modules will need to be repurchased. Any module that is not available in M2 will need to be custom-built.
- The theme. The Magento 2 theme structure is completely different and must be recreated. Your M1 theme can be duplicated, but it’s also a good time to update the design of your site to use latest web technology.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the migration process.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019