Magento 2 Migration Explained

Magento 2 Migration FAQs

Learn what to expect. Why you need to migrate your Magento 1.x site.

Does my site need to Migrate to Magento 2?


Magento has announced they will stop supporting the Magento 1.x platform from June 2020. Depending on your version, current support may include both quality fixes and security patches.

What should I know if I chose to stay on Magento 1


If you decide to stay on Magento 1 you are putting your brand at a stand still in terms of technology and behind in future readiness, giving your competitors an edge. It’s extremely risky to run outdated and unsupported software, We highly recommend to start your Magento 2 Migration in 2019.

New features will not be added.

Magento will not provide Security patches once support ends.

With no code updates, it will become more vulnerable to hacks.

Magento 2 users can benefit from new features and functionality which Magento 1 sites won’t have

The timeline for migration depends on customizations you have done and can vary a lot, we recommend you plan for a minimum of 10-12 weeks.


How much will it cost?


The level of effort to migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2 depends on how you have built your site and the level of customization. Migration is the right time to consider an upgrade, such as improving the Designs. Changes like these will further influence the cost of migration to Magento 2.

Send us an email and we will be happy to do a free assesment of your current implementation and provide a high level cost estimate. [email protected]


Will my currently installed Extensions and Customizations work?


Magento 1 extensions will not work on Magento 2. Most Extensions provider have a Magento 2 versions of their extension available. While migrating, close review needs to be done to see if extension can be removed and replaced with Magento 2 out of the box feature.

The key to succesful and smooth migration is the right partner. Upbott has the right expertise and commitment to take a careful considered approach to make the Magento 2 migration simple for you.


What does a Migration plan look like?


A Basic Migration Plan Will Look Something Like This

  1. Review extensions on your current site;
  2. Build and prepare Magento 2 store for migration;
  3. Dry run: Before you start migration on the production environment, it is best practice to go through all the migration steps on your testing environment;
  4. Start your migration with the Data Migration Tool. This tool will migrate customers, catalogues, orders, shipment, and your core configuration. However, it is important to know what it does not migrate. Your custom data, admin rights, media files, and certain other custom technical aspects will not carry over seamlessly on the tool;
  5. Migrate Magento 1 theme to Magento 2 and make User Interface level changes;
  6. Make changes to the migrated data as needed;
  7. Update incremental data. After migrating data, you will then have to gradually collect the data updates that have been added in the Magento 1 store (such as new orders & reviews) and go into Delta mode to transfer these updates to the Magento 2 store;
  8. Go live- Now that your Magento 2 site is up-to-date and is functioning normally, you can cut over to the new site!


What to expect during Migration?


Magento 2 is a significant technology upgrade with efficient database structures, themes and new APIs. The migration process is not a point and click operation like an upgrade. You will want to have the migration expertly managed to avoid data loss and avoid any downtime.


Other considerations before I start?


We recommend you consider an upgrade at the same time as the migration. It is a perfect opportunity to make changes and get your site ready for the next level of digital growth. Work with experts in user experience and technology to consider whether your site needs a new mobile first designs, integrations etc…

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